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
Nov 19, 2014

A real ‘fossil hunter’ talks to Grade 3

Dan Kostyk, CHS parent, who assists Mr. M in building and engineering, is also a geologist. Wearing this ‘hat,’ he…

Nov 19, 2014

Hydroponic gardening with Grade 2!

The first invention 2nd grade students are investigating (in preparation for the 2nd Grade Invention Convention at the CHS Science…

Nov 13, 2014

Innovative Chairs Flip the Classroom!

Our innovative node chairs for the Upper School Spanish Classroom are here! Thanks to the generosity of CHS families through…

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