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

The Letters are Soaring Free

Posted on 03 01 2015 by Steven Tobolsky

Latest News
Mar 05, 2015

Fossils

During circle time the Beginners made dinosaur fossils! Each child selected a dinosaur to create a fossil with. The group…

Mar 04, 2015

CPR Training for Faculty and Staff

Last evening, 19 CHS faculty and staff became certified in CPR and defibrillator use through the American Heart Association.

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Mar 02, 2015

Grade 3 students investigating shocking science

Grade Three students have been investigating the movement of electrons from one material to another and how that affects the…

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

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