Core Competencies

The Girls' Leadership Project at Miss Hall’s School works from the premise that it is important for a girls’ school to emphasize and to teach girls a full range of leadership skills. The Core Competencies — vision, voice, interpersonal efficacy, and gumption — encompass the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and have influence in the world. The Miss Hall's curriculum focuses on the development of all four competencies, and these principles guide all that we do, from the classroom, to extracurricular activities, to our student life and residential life programs.


Nurture Curiosity • Champion Change 
Recognize Opportunities 
Act as an ally for other girls and women

"Leadership is being a guiding hand, a listening ear, and a person ready to take action." — Phoebe


Practice Self-Development • 
Assume Responsibility 
Employ a Network

Interpersonal Efficacy

Listen • Reflect 
Evaluate • Engage 

“MHS gave me opportunities to do things I’m not sure I would have tried, whether it was in Horizons, intense AP classes, or leadership roles." — Zoe


Communicate  Advocate 
Demonstrate Respect 
Lead by Example

With these competencies in mind, one can see that leadership is something that can be taught, practiced, and learned over time. It is the entirety of each girl’s experience at Miss Hall’s School that cultivates and celebrates girls’ leadership. Each girl is working on developing some of these competencies at any given time. Charting her own unique path is her first step in leadership.
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Located in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Miss Hall's School is an all girls private, college preparatory boarding and day high school for grades 9-12.
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