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Opening of School Year 2018-2019

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year at Miss Hall's! This page is for current Miss Hall's families and students, and includes helpful information and links for the start of the school year. Detailed information, including student orientation schedules, course selection updates, and more will be emailed to families separately in August. Please contact Beth O'Connor at boconnor@misshalls.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Arrival Dates

Returning Student Registration: 
  • Friday, August 24 - Proctors arrive, register, move-in
  • Monday, August 27 - Invited athletes arrive, register, move-in
  • Wednesday, August 29 - All other returning students register
New Student Registration:
  • Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30 - New international students arrive, register, move-in
  • Friday, August 31 - All other new students register
PLEASE NOTE: No student may register and move in on a day earlier than what is indicated above. 

**Day Students who are invited athletes, Admissions Ambassadors, Study Hall Prefects, Big Sisters, or on Student Council are required to be on campus for sessions. Otherwise, you can register on Wednesday, August 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Thursday, August 30th from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. before the returning student meeting.

Opening Days Schedule | Aug. 25 - Sept. 10

The schedule below serves as an outline for opening days. Students and families should refer to the Student Orientation Schedule (emailed to families in early August) for detailed information about where to be when. Throughout the weekend all boarding students have additional required programming that is detailed in the full Student Orientation Schedule. Day Students are expected to attend all required events, and are welcome to be on campus more. It is most important that students and families communicate with each other about drop off and pick up times.

Opening Days August 24 - September 4, 2018

List of 21 events.

  • Aug
    24

    Proctor Orientation Weekend

    Details will be shared separately with proctors
  • Aug
    24

    Proctors arrive, register, move-in

    Main Building - Main - M
  • Aug
    27

    Invited athletes arrive, register, move-in

    By invitation only from the Director of Athletics.
    Main Building - Main - M
  • Aug
    29

    Registration for ALL RETURNING Boarding and Day Students

    Main Building - Main - M
  • Aug
    29

    NEW International Students Registration

    Main Building - Main - M
  • Aug
    30

    NEW International Students Registration Continues

    Main Building - Main - M
  • Aug
    31

    Orientation activities for all students

    Students will receive detailed schedule
    On Campus
  • Aug
    31

    NEW Boarders arrive, register, move-in

    Cross Athletic Center - Main - M
  • Aug
    31

    NEW Day students arrive and register

    Cross Athletic Center - Main - M
  • Aug
    31

    Lunch

    Main Building - Dining Room - D
  • Aug
    31

    Opening Meeting for all New Families and Students

    Main Building - Centennial Hall - C
  • Aug
    31

    New Families and Students meet with Advisors

    Meet with student's advisor immediately following opening meeting.
    TBD by advisor
  • Aug
    31

    New Boarding Family meeting

    For parents and guardians of new boarding students
    Main Building - Centennial Hall - C
  • Aug
    31

    New Day Family meeting

    For parents and guardians of new day students
    Linn Hall - Common Room - C
  • Aug
    31

    New Day Student Meeting with Proctors

    For new day students
    Main Building - Student Center - ST
  • Aug
    31

    Families say "Goodbye" to students

  • Aug
    31

    Activities for All Students

    All students will participate in activities on campus. Schedule to be sent separately.
    On Campus
  • Aug
    31

    Family Reception

    Join the Head of School for a reception to get acquainted with faculty and other new families. Shuttle departs from the Front Circle. ADULTS ONLY. Students will remain on campus. 
    River Bend - River Bend - R
  • Sep
    1

    Orientation activities for all students

    Detailed schedule to be sent to all students separately.
    On Campus
  • Sep
    4

    Fall Semester Begins

    First day of classes will follow a modified schedue.
  • Sep
    4

    Opening Day Assembly

    Students line up for procession at 8:00 am. Assembly begins at 8:15.
    Main Building - Centennial Hall - C
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Website Information


MHS families DO NOT need to sign in to the MHS website. All of the information parents need for the year is publicly available. The only areas needed for sign-in are for My BackPack (important school forms, tuition payments, and debit account set-up) and Magnus Health (health forms for your MHS student). Families should have received instructions about signing in to both of these sites via email.

If you have questions about signing into My BackPack, call (413) 395-7292 or email technology@misshalls.org.

If you have questions about signing into Magnus Health, call (413) 395-7074 or email cpuz@misshalls.org.

Google Calendar for Students

Not all event information is listed publicly on this Miss Hall's website. All MHS students have access to detailed events on the Google Student calendar, once they arrive on campus. New students will receive Google calendar login information when they arrive on campus. 

Questions?

List of 8 members.

  • Lisa Alberti 

    Dean of Academics and Faculty
    Vassar College
    Bank Street College
    Trinity College
  • Mary  Bazanchuk 

    Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life
    St. Michael's College
  • Linda Coll 

    Registrar
  • Christie Higuera 

    Dean of Students
    University of Massachusetts - B.S.
  • Brad Horth 

    Director of Athletics
    Union College - BA
    Northeastern - Master's
  • Beth O'Connor 

    Administrative Assistant to the Deans
    McCann Tech
  • Christiane Puz 

    Director of Health Services
    University of Massachusetts - M.S.
    Gannon University - B.S.N.
    Mercyhurst College - B.S.
  • Sarah Virden 

    Director of Academic Counseling / College Counselor
    St. Lawrence University - B.A.
492 Holmes Road • Pittsfield, MA 01201  (413) 443-6401

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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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