A Note from Julia Heaton
Thank you to the many alumnae, family, and friends who have reached out in the past days. At this time, there are no known cases of the coronavirus on the Miss Hall’s campus. I'd like to take this opportunity to share a communication that went out to families on the eve of Spring Break . about what it feels like at MHS right now, what questions students are asking, and what preparations we are making for the coming months.

The support and wellbeing of students and of the MHS community around the world is of paramount concern. As you may know, alumnae gatherings in March and April have been reimagined or canceled. As of now, we are planning for Alumnae Weekend as scheduled, May 15-17. We will let you know ASAP should that need to change.

If there is a silver lining here, it may be that this situation forces us all to slow down and focus on what is most important - connection, community, and compassion. I urge to you to read the story below for inspiration.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.
101 Years of Reimagining
Second in our mini-series featuring Miss Hall's alumnae making a difference in the world is centenarian designer-turned-landscape-architect-turned-sculptor-turned-poet, Sarah Hitchcock Yerkes '36.

"As a person who always needs to make something,
I am grateful for the
education I received at
Miss Hall's which
formed the foundation
for my life."

- Sarah Yerkes '36
Sarah Yerkes with Head of School Julia Heaton in 2019
Sidestepping Sarah Lawrence after graduation from Miss Hall’s, Sarah instead enrolled at the Museum School at the MFA Boston. She studied architectural design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a few years later, founded a successful landscape design firm. In her 60’s, she attended the Corcoran School of Art, where she began transforming wood, aluminum, stone, and piping into amazing sculptures.

Sarah recently turned her formidable energy to poetry. Her first book of poems, ‘ Days of Blue and Flame , was published last year by Passager Books. Her willingness to dream, to imagine possibility, and to contribute boldly and creatively to the common good is a beautiful testament to a purposeful life.

Learn more about continuous reimagining from Sarah herself, here.
"The Miss Hall's School graduate
is able to solve problems
with intellect and creativity
while embracing a spirit of exploration and curiosity."
- MHS Strategic Design 2017