Miss Hall's School

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA view map
All Girls, No Religious Affiliation

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Miss Hall’s is a nationally recognized, boarding and day independent secondary school that combines an exceptional college-preparatory curriculum with two innovative, nationally acclaimed programs: Horizons, an off-campus experiential learning program; and the Girls’ Leadership Project, which provides opportunities for girls to learn the skills that will enable them to lead lives of authenticity as they influence and work with others to bring about positive change.

The Miss Hall’s curriculum includes rigorous Advanced Placement and Honors courses; full offerings in the arts and athletics; and extensive Student Life and activities programs. MHS enrolls a diverse group of approximately 180 boarding and day students in grades nine through twelve, representing fifteen states and fourteen countries.

492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA 01201

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Director of Admission: Julie Bradley
Admissions Phone:413-499-1300Toll-Free Admissions:800-233-5614Fax:413-448-2994
Email: info@misshalls.org Website: www.misshalls.org

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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Miss Hall's School Announces 11th Head of School

Posted on December 6, 2013
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Trustees and the Head of School Search Committee of Miss Hall’s School are delighted to announce the selection of Ms. Julia Nakano Heaton as the 11th Head of Miss Hall’s School, effective July 1, 2014.

Miss Hall's Retains Architectural Firm

Posted on August 22, 2013
Miss Hall’s School announces that it has retained Flansburgh Architects, of Boston, to guide the School through the design, development, and construction of new teaching and learning spaces planned for the MHS campus.

  • Founded: 1898
  • Campus Size: 80 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Grades 9th-post-grad
Girls     152 53 205
Boys     0 0 0
Total     152 53 205

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $49,850
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $30,900
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 50.00%
  • Average Awarded: $27,859
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 2.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $10,000
  • Current Endowment: $17,500,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Department Director: Tom Wheelock

Average Class Size: 10

Full Time Teachers: 35

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 75.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1

Number of AP Courses Offered: 16

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Technology Center
  • Writing Center
Foreign Languages:
Humanities/Social Sciences:
Computer Studies:
Performing/Visual Arts:
Special Programs:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Horizons Service Learning Program
    Girls Leadership Project

AP Courses Available:

Department Director: Christie Higuera

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 3

Average Students Per Dorm: 2

No. of Girls Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life


  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Tennis Courts

Clubs and Organizations

  • Animal Rights Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Free Tibet
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Science Bowl
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Literary Magazine

Arts Department Director: Sophia Lee

Athletics Department Director: Matthew Ward

  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Dance
  • Horseback Riding
  • Martial Arts
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Geocaching, Golf

Department Director: Sarah Virden

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Vivian Endicott Barnett (Class of 1960) Art Historian, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky

Alison Beach (Class of 1981) Author and Professor of Medieval History, University of Cologne

Lucy Adams Billings (Class of 1966) New York State Supreme Court Justice

Doreen A. Boatswain (Class of 1975) Director, Office of Environmental Protection and Industrial Hygiene, MTA New York City Transit

Jean Erdman Campbell (Class of 1934) Choreographer, and part of the Martha Graham Dance Company (retired); was on the faculty of Columbia University and New York University.

Barbara Cooperman (Class of 1973) Global Chief Marketing Officer, LexisNexis

Kristin Ellison (Class of 1977) Cardiologist, with expertise in Electrophysiology

Elizabeth Blodgett Hall (deceased) (Class of 1928) Founder, Simon’s Rock College, now Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Louise Hamlin (Class of 1967) Painter and Printmaker, George Frederick Jewett Professor of Art, Department of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

Prudence Hostetter (Class of 1965) Pilot, American Airlines (retired)

Quotes from Alumni

Department Director: Kimberly Boland