History

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.

Approximately 180 boarding and day students in grades nine through twelve come from 20 states and 18 countries. The student body is diverse with 23 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.

The School sits on 80 acres in Berkshire County and employs 80 women and men who teach, administer the program, and secure and maintain the buildings and grounds.

Governance of the School is through a 26-member Board of Trustees comprised of alumnae and current and past parents.

There are over 3,500 alumnae living in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 55 countries around the globe.

Miss Hall's School is accredited by the New England Association of Independent Schools and Colleges and is a member of the Association of Schools in New England, the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Coalition of Girls' Schools, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.

Overview

Region
Albany NY Area
Boston MA Area
Manchester NH Area
Providence RI Area
Southern Connecticut
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Girls
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 80 Acres
Head of School Jeannie Norris
Endowment $12 Million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.misshalls.org
Director of Admission Julie Bradley
Admission Application Apply to Miss Hall's School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 Domestic/$100 International
Application Deadline(s) February 15
Financial Aid Awarded $2 Million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 50%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $29,015.00
Boarding Student Tuition $46,970.00
International Student Tuition $50,520.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 180
Boys 0
Girls 180
% Boys/Girls 0/100
Boarding Students 140
Day Students 40
International
China
France
Germany
India
Japan
Korea
Mali
Mexico
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
United States
Alaska
California
Connecticut
Florida
Idaho
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 23
% of International Students 30

Academics

% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 75
Student/Faculty ratio 6/1
Average Class Size 11
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Creative Writing
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Driver Education
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Fine Arts
French
Genetics
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
History
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Religion
Science
Sculpture
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
European History
French Language
Human Geography
Latin: Vergil
Spanish Language
Statistics
Studio Art
US History

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Class of 2009 College Acceptances:

Adelphi University American University Arcadia University Babson College Bard College Barry University Bay Path College Birmingham Southern University Boston University Bryant University Bryn Mawr College California College of Arts Carnegie-Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Cazenovia College Centenary College Champlain College City College of New York – City College City College of New York – John Jay College Clark University Coker College Colby College Colby-Sawyer College College of Wooster Colorado State University Cornell University Dartmouth College Denison University Drew University Drexel University Duke University Eckerd College Elizabethtown College Emerson College Emmanuel College Fairleigh Dickinson University Florida Southern University Franklin Pierce University George Washington University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Goucher College Green Mountain College Guilford College Hamilton College Hartwick College Hofstra University Hong Kong Baptist University Howard University Ithaca College La Salle University Lake Forest College Lesley College Lewis and Clark University Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences McGill University Mount Holyoke College Muhlenberg University New York University Northeastern University Northwestern University Princeton University Purdue University Quinnipiac University Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute Roanoke College Rochester Institute of Technology Roger Williams University Rutgers University Saint Anslem College Salve Regina University Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design School of Visual Arts Scripps College Seton Hall University Simmons College Skidmore College Smith College St. John’s University St. Lawrence University State University of New York, Oswego Stetson College Suffolk University Sweet Briar College Syracuse University

Temple University Trinity University Trinity Western University Tulane University University of Bristol University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of Colorado, Boulder University of Denver University of Essex University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign University of Mary Washington University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Massachusetts, Boston University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth University of Michigan University of New Hampshire University of New Haven University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of Pennsylvania University of Redlands University of Rhode Island University of Tampa Ursinus College Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Westminster College Wheaton College Yale University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
basketball
cross-country
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
Recreational Sports
aerobics
cross-country running
fitness
horseback riding
skiing
swimming
tennis
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Art Club
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Honor Council
International Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Newspaper
Other (Diversity Club)
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Science Club
Spanish Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes


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