Academics

Textbooks & Computer Recommendations

Buy Textbooks Here

The online bookstore is now open.
 
Our goal is to provide you with the most convenient and cost-effective solutions for your student's textbook needs. To help reach that goal, Miss Hall's has partnered with MBS Direct as our official Virtual Bookstore. Not only is MBS Direct a convenient solution for your family's busy schedule, but they also specialize in keeping costs down, while leading the industry with simple and accurate ordering and fulfillment processes. 

 
Benefits of ordering through MBS Direct include:
  • Convenience - all your books in one place.
  • Payment options - including credit cards and PayPal
  • Guaranteed buyback - with upfront buyback purchase quotes, you know how much-purchased books will be worth at the end of the semester
  • Used books - up to 25% off list price
  • Textbook formats - print and digital, to purchase new or used or to rent
  • Customer loyalty program - for more money at buyback

To order books, go to MBS Direct and follow these steps:
1) Click on "Let's Get Started"
2) Click on "Your Term" and select accordingly
3) Click on "Miss Hall's School"
The list of courses will pop up and you can then select accordingly; 
-OR- students can enter their student ID number and the courses that require books will pop up; no need to search! Mrs. Coll will be sending a separate email to students with their student ID number.

Contact:
Ginger Galvagni
ggalvagni@misshalls.org
413-395-7054

Computer Recommendations

We strongly recommend that all students bring a new or recent laptop running Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS. The difference between Windows and Mac largely comes down to personal preference.

The MacBook and MacBook Air are some of the most popular computers on campus and may be purchased at a discounted educational rate from Apple at the following URL: http://store.apple.com/us-hed

The following list of recommended specs should be considered when deciding what PC or Mac to purchase:
  • Processor: Intel i5/m5 or i7/m7
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • Screen: 12″ or larger
  • Antivirus: Recommended for PCs and Macs (Avast Free Antivirus is a good option)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 / Mac OS 10.10 (or higher)
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB or larger Solid State Drive (SSD) recommended


For those that don’t bring a laptop, there are currently 16 desktop computers available for student use in the library, and desktop computers are available for short-term use in other locations on campus based on class enrollment and schedules. 
492 Holmes Road Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 443-6401

About us

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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