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

Root Conditions

Posted on 05 08 2015 by Steven Tobolsky

Latest News
May 13, 2015

Blue Dot Day in Pre-K!

The Pre-K students celebrated Blue Dot Day today! The students dressed in all blue, ate blue snacks and shared their…

May 12, 2015

Grade 3 students make fish prints

Today the Grade 3 students got to make Japanese Fish Prints, also known as gyotaku, in conjunction with their unit…

May 11, 2015

Congrats and Thanks to Walk for Hunger Participants!

Congratulations and thank you to all who participated in the Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 3rd.  We had lots…

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