Who We Are

Girls' Leadership Project

 
MHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At Miss Hall’s School, we champion social justice; insist that all community members demonstrate respect for each other through words and actions; and affirm that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to learning and problem solving, discovery and personal growth, and cultivating empathy and cultural competency. Guided by these beliefs, and with the understanding that being an inclusive community requires ongoing work and commitment, we foster cross-cultural dialogue and allyship to honor and celebrate our diverse community.
 
Social Justice is the active process of identifying and dismantling systems of oppression and privilege in order to achieve equity.
 
Diversity is the range of differences among groups of people and individuals that is necessary to achieve excellence in all areas of school life and beyond. These differences include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability, and religion. 
 
Equity is fair and just access to opportunities and resources, in recognition of the advantages and disadvantages that have historically existed and still exist. 
 
Inclusion is the intentional, active, and continuous celebration of and engagement with diversity to ensure that every community member feels valued and experiences a deep sense of belonging.  
 
Cultural Competency is the ongoing process of knowing one’s own cultural identities and biases and recognizing how these affect interactions, in order to communicate and connect effectively across cultures.

Leaders in Action

Core Competencies

The GLP 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.

Vision

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

Gumption

Practice Self-Development • 
Assume Responsibility •
Employ a Network

Interpersonal Efficacy

Listen • Reflect 
Evaluate • Engage •
Inspire

“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

Voice

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.
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 in grades 9-12.
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