Miss Hall's School

492 Holmes Rd, PO Box 1166, Pittsfield, MA 01202

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The school was established by Mira Hinsdale Hall as a successor institution to the first girls' boarding school founded in Massachusetts in 1800. Upon her aunt's death in 1937, Margaret Hall assumed direction of the school, continuing the family tradition, conservative tone and standards of scholarship. Miss Hall's offers both an honors tier and Advanced Placement courses, in addition to various electives. An established expressive arts program features photography, studio art, modern dance, theater and music. Internships with area businesses and science and cultural organizations add breadth to the traditional college preparatory program. Girls take part in community service each Thursday morning. The athletic program comprises interscholastic and recreational sports, as well as a wilderness program. All students participate in an athletic activity each term, including at least one team sport each year. Emphasis is placed on attracting a geographically diverse student body and maintaining a family-style atmosphere.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Girls Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full Address492 Holmes Rd, PO Box 1166, Pittsfield, MA 01202
Year Established1898
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$49,850; estimated extras $900
Boarding Tuition for International Students$49,850; estimated extras $900-4450
Day Tuition$30,900; estimated extras $900
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded108
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$3,008,786

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionESL, Review, Tutoring
Advanced Placement CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature, European History, French, Latin, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History
Accredited ByCLS, NEASC
Interscholastic Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School33
Most Common Graduate DestinationsNYU, U of IL-Urbana, PA St, Wm & Mary, Brown, Trinity Col-CT


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$50
New Students57
Percentage of Applicants Accepted43
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)67
Tests Used for AdmissionSSAT, TOEFL


Director(s) of AdmissionsJulie Bradley, Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment180
Boarding Students136
Day Students44
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)180
Percentage of International Students35
Average Class Size11
Student-Faculty Ratio5:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty35
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)80
Male Teaching Faculty6
Female Teaching Faculty29

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage85
Buildings on Campus17
Facilities Value$22,000,000
Endowment Value$16,000,000
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