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

Other People’s Children

Posted on 11 19 2014 by Steven Tobolsky

Latest News
Dec 15, 2014

Pre K Month in Review: November/December Art/Science

Pre K concluded their growing plants studies by exploring seeds in a scarlet runner bean pod. They made predictions, counted…

Dec 15, 2014

Beginners day with visitors from Rogerson House!

Today, Beginners were pleased to welcome back visitors from Rogerson House in Jamaica Plain. This is a residential program specializing…

Dec 15, 2014

Grade 6 Robotics Team

Last weekend the CHS 6th grade robotics team competed at a tournament in Worcester. The students have been building and…

Hill Happenings Winter 2013
Hill Happenings

Read the latest issue of Hill Happenings →

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

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Some Facts About The School

1860

Founding year

270

Total Enrollment

39%

Students of Color

8:1

Student-Faculty Ratio
Typical Class Size

16

# of Towns Represented

37

% On Financial Aid

20%

Athletics Program

Extended Day Program

Summer Program

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