Warm greetings of good health to you and yours as spring breaks in the Berkshires and we reflect on this extraordinary year, looking optimistically ahead.
We have had students in residence on Holmes Road non-stop since September, with zero cases of COVID and no instances of community spread. Sixty-three boarders and fifty-three day students have returned to campus, and another sixty students have been studying 100% remotely. We’ve shifted from two semesters to six, five-week terms for increased flexibility and student engagement, with hybrid classes taught in separate cohorts — in person and online — to optimize learning.
Innovation is both a need and a strength of MHS today. I am proud of how our faculty have reimagined every aspect of school to deliver a personalized, connected experience for all students, no matter where they are learning. I am grateful for the wellbeing and resilience of our students and for the passion we all share in advancing girl-centered education.
We saw this in action last month, when alumnae, family, and friends came together during our Month of Love to offset the cost of 184 specific COVID-related items to the tune of $105,985. It was another reminder of the tremendous generosity of spirit that permeates this community. Thank you.
We can’t wait to be together again in the coming months, and, in the meantime, hope to see you on Zoom!