Boarding Schools Miss Hall’s School
Miss Hall’s School
|Pittsfield, MA||girls||9-12 PG||190||36%||6:1||10||Opt’l||1330||60-80|
Tucked into the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, Miss Hall’s School is one of the foremost college-preparatory schools for girls in the country. Established in 1898, the School combines a traditional college-preparatory curriculum with two innovative, nationally acclaimed programs: Horizons, a weekly off-campus, experiential learning opportunity, and the Girls’ Leadership Project, which transforms the School into a leadership laboratory.
Nearly 200 boarding and day students in grades nine through twelve come from 20 states and 20 countries. The student body is diverse with 22 percent of the students being of color and 30 percent being international. Approximately 50 percent of the students receive some level of financial assistance to attend the School.
Miss Hall’s School inspires and encourages each girl to pursue the highest standards of learning and character; to contribute boldly and creatively to the common good; and to seek a purposeful life based on honor, respect, and personal authenticity.
Horizons Program. Horizons is our experiential, off-campus learning program. Part of the academic program, Horizons gives Miss Hall’s students opportunities to volunteer and intern each week at social service and cultural organizations, businesses, and professional offices. It’s where students work with adult role models, learn to meet real-world expectations, and discover what it takes to make a real difference—in the workplace and in the world.
Girls’ Leadership Project. The Girls’ Leadership Project is central to our vision of setting girls on a lifelong path to having influence and working with others to make change happen. In myriad ways, both in and out of the classroom, each girl discovers more about her own leadership style and how to be her strongest authentic self while staying in relationships with peers and adults.
Top colleges attended by students
Boston College, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Skidmore College, Sarah Lawrence College, Trinity College, Yale University
What the school looks for in students…
“Miss Hall’s students possess intellectual curiosity, strong academic ability, personal integrity, and character. Although each girl has unique talents and strengths, all girls share in the belief that a school dedicated solely to girls offers the best opportunity for long-term success.”