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At a Glance

  • Year of founding: 1860
  • Independent, coeducational day school
  • Beginners (age 3) to Grade Six
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Half-day preschool with full-day option
  • Highly selective secondary school placement
  • Early morning care from 7:00 am
  • Extended day programs until 6:00 pm
  • The Chestnut Hill School for Music

Key Stats

  • Total enrollment: 270
  • Typical class size: 16
  • Faculty/Student ratio: 8-1
  • Total number of faculty and interns: 51
  • Total number of administration/staff: 27
  • Advanced degrees: 47
  • Percentage students of color: 45%
  • Number of towns represented: 28
  • Students receiving financial assistance: 22%

Supporting Secondary School Transition

All Upper School families benefit from access to a well coordinated and sequential secondary school counseling program. In Grades Four and Five, designated academic administrators are available to provide individualized support and guidance to families at any stage of thinking about or preparing for their child’s transition after CHS. This support culminates in Grade Six when the Head of School works in direct and ongoing partnership with families to navigate every nuance of the application process to next schools. In addition to knowing each child deeply, both as a student and an individual, the Head of School maintains close relationships with admission officers at all area schools and serves as a powerful advocate for children and their families.

Most Common Secondary School Matriculation

Beaver Country Day School Milton Academy
Belmont Hill School Newton Country Day School
Boston Latin School Noble & Greenough School
Boston Trinity Academy Park School
Brimmer and May School Rivers School
Buckingham Browne & Nichols Roxbury Latin School
Dana Hall School Shady Hill School
Dexter-Southfield School Thayer Academy
Fessenden School Winsor School
Meadowbrook School Woodward Academy