The Chestnut Hill School

We live our mission.

At The Chestnut Hill School, we live our mission of academic excellence, community and diversity.

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We educate the whole child.

We believe that education should help children become better people, not just better students.

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We build connections.

Connections foster trust, the key foundation of effective teaching and learning.

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We cultivate identity.

Students at The Chestnut Hill School are continuously supported in the work of celebrating their own identities.

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We create global citizens.

We encourage students to envision and experience the world from a perspective beyond their own.

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We develop leaders.

We nurture the skills and confidence needed to assume leadership roles at CHS and beyond.

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About The School

The Chestnut Hill School is an independent, coeducational elementary school located in Newton, Massachusetts. The school is comprised of a preschool program (starting at age 3), an all-day Kindergarten, and Grades One through Six.

Admission Information News and Events School Facts

Welcome

Get an introduction to our school by Steven Tobolsky, Ph.D. - Head of School since 2007.

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Mission & Vision

The foundation of all that we do here at CHS: Mission & Vision; History & Culture; Educational Philosophy.

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Academic Programs

We challenge students with a rigorous academic program within the context of a supportive environment.

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Head of School Blog

The Things That No One Can Imagine

Posted on 03 10 2015 by Steven Tobolsky

Latest News
Mar 30, 2015

CHS Family Math Night - Reminder

Please join us on Tuesday, March 31st from 5:00-7:00pm. This is certain to be a fun night of problem solving…

Mar 11, 2015

Grade 2 students explore what materials are magnetic!

Grade 2 students sorted a baggie of assorted items into different categories, including shape, color, metallic and non-metallic, texture and…

Hill Happenings
Hill Happenings

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Hill Happenings is The Chestnut Hill School magazine, published yearly.

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Some Facts About The School

1860

Founding year

268

Total Enrollment

43%

Students of Color

8:1

Student-Faculty Ratio
Typical Class Size

16

# of Towns Represented

37

% On Financial Aid

19%

Athletics Program

Extended Day Program

Summer Program

Accredited by Association of Independent Schools New England
Memeber of National Association of Independent Schools