Student Life

Welcome to Student Life

Hello and welcome to Miss Hall's

It is a joy to welcome you to this growing and vibrant community. At Miss Hall’s School, we are committed to providing students with a robust education that extends beyond the classroom.

Upon arrival, students are assigned a Personal Team to provide guidance and mentorship throughout the year. A student’s faculty advisor, Big, Proctor, Dorm Parent, Day Student Advisor, and others are helpful resources to access while adjusting to school life, facing challenges, and celebrating achievements. The Personal Team may also include the school counselors, the nurses, a coach, an Academic Skills Center specialist, affinity group leaders, and your teachers. There are so many people to support students as they navigate a new school.

The Student and Residential Life Teams, in collaboration with the Dean of Equity and Inclusion, implement programming that helps classmates, roommates, and peers to get to know each other. (See our student leadership for the 2019-2020 year here.)

Together, we can work to inspire each student to get the most out of their Miss Hall’s experience. As a member of the community, I look forward to getting to know and help you during your time here.

Christie Higuera 
Dean of Students

Student Life Team

List of 17 members.

  • Photo of Christie Higuera

    Christie Higuera 

    Dean of Students
    University of Massachusetts - B.S.
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  • Photo of Lisa Alberti

    Lisa Alberti 

    Dean of Academics and Faculty
    Vassar College
    Bank Street College
    Trinity College
  • Photo of Robert  Aldrich

    Robert  Aldrich 

    Director of Campus Services
    Franklin Pierce College - M.B.A.
    St. Anselm College - B.A.
  • Photo of Alison Basdekis

    Alison Basdekis 

    Director of Horizons
    University of Vermont - B.A.
  • Photo of Mary  Bazanchuk

    Mary  Bazanchuk 

    Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life
    St. Michael's College
  • 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.
  • Photo of Liza Burbank

    Liza Burbank 

    History Teacher
    Brown University - Ph.D.
    University of Massachusetts, Boston - M.A.
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst - B.A.
  • Photo of Deborah Duff

    Deborah Duff 

    Director of Music and Choral Director
    New England Conservatory of Music - M.M.
    Wheaton College - B.A.
  • Photo of Brad Horth

    Brad Horth 

    Director of Athletics
    Union College - BA
    Northeastern - Master's
  • Photo of Meagan Ireland

    Meagan Ireland 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    Plymouth State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Jennifer Jordan

    Jennifer Jordan 

    Director of Theater and Dance
    Ohio University - M.F.A.
    Marymount Manhattan College - B.F.A.
  • Photo of Tanya Kalischer

    Tanya Kalischer 

    Director of Student Activities/Chinese Language Teacher
    Wesleyan University - B.A.
  • Photo of Jennifer  LaForest

    Jennifer  LaForest 

    Science Teacher
    University of Massachusetts Amherst - M.S.
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - B.A.
  • Photo of Paula  Lima Jones

    Paula  Lima Jones 

    Dean of Equity and Inclusion
  • Photo of Beth O'Connor

    Beth O'Connor 

    Administrative Assistant to the Deans
    McCann Tech
  • Photo of Christiane Puz

    Christiane Puz 

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

    Sarah Virden 

    Director of Academic Counseling / College Counselor
    St. Lawrence University - B.A.
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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