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 Both-And Approach

Posted on 07 21 2014 by Steven Tobolsky

Latest News
May 22, 2014

2014 Strings Assembly

You’re invited to the Strings Assembly!

This coming Wednesday, May 28th, 8:30am until 9:15am in the Gym. At this assembly,…

May 21, 2014

Kindergarten and 6th graders plant Sunflowers!

This afternoon the 6th grade planted sunflowers from the greenhouse with their Kindergarten learning partners on the lower school playground.

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Apr 30, 2014

Field Trip to the Boston Makerbot 3-D Printing Store

Today the 6th grade took the T to Newbury Street and visited the Makerbot 3-D printing store. Students saw printers…

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