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

Understanding and Empathy 38

Posted on 06 25 2016 by Steven Tobolsky

Latest News
Jun 15, 2016

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

We are very proud of all that you have accomplished!

Jun 09, 2016

5th Annual Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

We are happy to announce the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner John Lowell Thorndike.

John L. Thorndike was born in…

May 16, 2016

PIN Award

The Chestnut Hill School received the PIN (Parents’ in Independent School Network, Inc.) Community Service Award for the Heart of…

Hill Happenings
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

45%

Students of Color

8:1

Student-Faculty Ratio
Typical Class Size

16

# of Towns Represented

28

% On Financial Aid

22%

Athletics Program

Extended Day Program

Summer Program

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