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.

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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 17

Posted on 11 26 2015 by Steven Tobolsky

Latest News
Nov 17, 2015

Math Olympiads

For the last two years The Chestnut Hill School has received recognition for high achievement from the Math Olympiads, a…

Nov 04, 2015

Dr. Yeap Ban Har on Thursday, December 10.

CHS is honored to host Dr. Yeap Ban Har on Thursday, December 10. A world famous expert on Singapore Math…

Oct 23, 2015

CHS Open House

Please join us at our Fall Open House, on Sunday, November 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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


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Athletics Program

Extended Day Program

Summer Program

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