Horizons at MHS

Through weekly on and off-campus internships, volunteer opportunities, and student-designed projects, Horizons is a four-year program where Miss Hall’s School students build leadership skills, explore career interests, and influence the world around them. Purposeful work and community learning provide authentic venues for students to develop and exercise the Miss Hall’s School leadership competencies:  Voice, Vision, Interpersonal Efficacy, and Gumption. 

Social-emotional learning takes place through Horizons' experiences, as well as through on-campus workshops that emphasize problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, cultural competency, and emotional intelligence.

Thursdays mean Horizons at Miss Hall’s School. It also means the entire school day changes: ninth-grade students immerse themselves in on-campus workshops and projects that prepare them for future Horizons work, build leadership skills, and strengthen connections among them. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors spend the morning volunteering and interning around the Berkshire community or leading on-campus, independent projects that shape the world around them.

Check out these photos of Horizons in action.



Horizons Faculty

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Alison Basdekis

    Alison Basdekis 

    Director of Horizons
    University of Vermont - B.A.
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  • Photo of Kimberly Boland

    Kimberly Boland 

    Horizons Teacher; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator
    University of Massachusetts - M.B.A.
    St. Michael's College - B.A.
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  • Photo of Norvelene Contakos

    Norvelene Contakos 

    Horizons Advisor
  • Photo of Emerald Power

    Emerald Power 

    Associate Director of Horizons
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  • Photo of Marian Rutledge

    Marian Rutledge 

    ESL Teacher; Greenhouse Manager
    Wheaton College - B.A.
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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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