Who We Are

Girls' Leadership Project

The Girls’ Leadership Project (GLP) at Miss Hall's School is the ongoing exploration of what best helps girls become powerful, undeterred agents of their own futures. We believe that girls are the highest and best authorities on their own experience and that in order to lead in the future, they should begin by leading now. We provide girls with the knowledge and skills necessary to have influence in the world, and we give girls ample opportunities to find their voices and practice the confident, authentic engagement that will prepare them for lives of purpose. These beliefs inform all that we do, from the classroom, to athletics and extracurricular activities, to Student Life programming, to our off-campus internship and experiential learning program, Horizons.

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.


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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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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