Academics

Dean's Letter

Dear Families,

I am excited to share with you our new course catalog for 2020-21. In its pages, you will find a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and rich, dynamic courses that challenge and inspire students as learners.

As we design our courses, we always begin with our strategic goal of creating a transformative academic program that, as outlined in our Strategic Design, “intentionally builds the intellect, skills, and mindset that empower young women to contribute boldly and creatively to an evolving global society, while preparing them to pursue higher levels of education and lifelong learning.” You will find much evidence of this in the course catalog, which details class offerings and the progression of our curriculum. Our Foundational, Elective, and Hallmark courses allow students voice and choice in their academic path, while also providing the stepping stones that will launch them into their college experience.

Students received the catalog on Friday. During the next two weeks, with the guidance of teachers, advisors, and administrators, they will be selecting their courses for the fall. Current ninth-graders have many Foundational courses that they are required to take next year, and their choices will be fewer. However, they are beginning the process of looking ahead along their academic trajectory. Current sophomores and juniors have moved through the Foundational courses and now have the opportunity to choose Elective and Hallmark courses that interest them. With the range of offerings now available to them, Ms. Virden, our Director of Academic Counseling, will meet individually with every sophomore to help them map their academic path. She will also meet with juniors who would like her guidance. I also encourage you to partner with your student in this process, and, as always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Lisa Alberti ’73
Dean of Academics and Faculty




 
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Located in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Miss Hall's School is a private, college preparatory, boarding and day high school for girls grades 9-12.
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