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

Democracy and Education

Posted on 10 25 2014 by Steven Tobolsky

Latest News
Oct 07, 2014

Open House

Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please come and bring your family! There will be an…

Oct 27, 2014

Circle - Big Green Monster

Today during circle time, we read the book “Go Away Big Green Monster!” and created the monster using felt pieces.…

Oct 24, 2014

Woodworking

This week, Grade 3 students came to the Building and Engineering class to begin work on building their wooden seats.…

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