Student Life
Welcome to Student Life

Your Personal Team

Miss Hall’s is a school where you will make connections, with students and adults, that will last a lifetime. Each student that is part of the MHS Community has a "Personal Team." These teams are your teachers, advisors, and student leaders who will be your most enthusiastic advocates.


The Advising Program is an important part of life at Miss Hall’s School. Every student has a faculty advisor who is available as a personal and academic mentor, and who serve as liaisons with other members of the faculty and administration. 

Additionally, students gather with others in their grade and their class advisors. Day student advisors are available to assist day students.

Resident Faculty

The four dorms on the Miss Hall's campus have resident faculty members who live in the halls. These hall parents, along with the Proctors, are your "go to" people. They oversee all aspects of dorm life, serving as mentors, providing guidance and support. Together, with other adults on campus, they make the dorms a home-away-from-home for boarding students.  


"Bigs" are students who volunteer to play an important role in the life of a new student at Miss Hall’s School. Whether acting as friends, mentors, or role models, Bigs make the transition to MHS smoother and are an integral presence in the life of new students. 


Proctors are seniors who take on special leadership roles in MHS dormitory life. Chosen each spring from the rising senior class, these students are counselors, role models, and friends to new and returning students adjusting to life at school. They also manage much of the everyday routines and make the campus a home-away-from-home for younger students.

Health Services

The Health Services Department at Miss Hall's School provides quality health care that is effective, culturally sensitive, and responsive to the diverse and changing needs of students and community members so that all may enjoy a safe and healthy environment and be confident and comfortable in accessing the services available. With four nurses and two counselors, students always have access to the care they need.

The 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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