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Posted by Advancement Office on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
At CHS 2nd grade teachers weave social studies, art and diversity, equity and inclusion topics all in one lesson! The students have been reading I Look Like a Girl by Sheila Hamanaka. Published in 1999, the book includes rhyming text accompanied by brightly colored illustrations. These pictures show girls “engaging in typical childhood activities, (while) imagining a life as free and wild as a tiger, dolphin, mustang, condor or wolf.” Using this book as inspiration, students discussed the... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Monday, October 2, 2017
Rosi and Brian Amador members of Sol y Canto
National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place each year from September 15th through October 15th. This timeframe was chosen because so many Latin American countries celebrate their Independence Day during this time. On Friday, CHS observed National Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting Sol y Canto, an award winning Pan-Latin ensemble. Sol y Canto is known for composing music that appeals to both Spanish and non-Spanish speaking audiences. Their mission is to play music that moves, delights, excites... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Seven Strands of Identity
This week The Chestnut Hill School hosted the Parents Independent School Network (PIN) in a lively and informative discussion on the State of Diversity Education and Enrichment in our Schools. Dr. Carlos Hoyt, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advocate at CHS, invited participants to imagine shifting the discourse on diversity from identity politics silos to a comprehensive, inclusive, and collaborative understanding of social identity, social bias, and social justice. The CHS DEI Curriculum... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Thursday, September 14, 2017
Finding Perfect
Included on the 6th grade summer reading list was Elly Swartz’ debut novel, Finding Perfect. Ms. Swartz visited the 6th grade classrooms this week to talk to students about the writing process, poetry, and her inspiration for the book. Twelve- year-old Molly Nathan, the main character in Finding Perfect, is a very different person at home with her older sister and younger brother than she is with her BFF Hannah. That’s because she has a secret: Molly counts by 4s, sharpens her pencils,... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Tamara Schurdak has officially assumed her role as Head of The Chestnut Hill School, and we are thrilled to have her on board. Tamara and her partner, Anne, arrived in Massachusetts the last week in June. Though they are still unpacking boxes, they are both excited to be in their new home. “My vision of a great school is embodied at CHS,” Tamara shared with the faculty and staff over the gleeful shouts of summer campers. “The mission, with its focus on academic excellence, diversity, and... Read More
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017
Congratulations to Katie Martin who competed in the 2017 National Spanish Spelling Bee in San Antonio, Texas.  We are very proud of Katie for placing in the top 20 by making it to round three of the Bee.  As one of the four youngest contestants, Katie placed 2nd overall for a non-native Spanish speaking students. Way to go, Katie! You represented CHS with pride!   Click here to read the latest news article on Katie in the Wicked Local West Roxbury.    
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
 CHS Congratulates the Class of 2017! We wish you all the best as you move on to your next school.  
Posted by Advancement Office on Monday, June 12, 2017
Will Van Dyke, Class of 1996, is the CHS Distinguished Alumni Award winner for 2017. Will works in New York City as a composer, singer, lyricist, and music director. He arranged the music for a couple of Disney productions including Winnie the Pooh, KIDS, and The Lion King Experience. He is currently the music director for the Tony award winning Broadway hit Kinky Boots. During his visit, Will toured the school and marveled at how the buildings and grounds have changed since he was a 6th... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Monday, June 12, 2017
Despite the cold temperatures, from November to March, 47 CHS students rose extra early to study and prepare with their coaches - Mr. Acosta, Ms. Giordano, and Mr. Gallegos. Over 3,000 teams participated and The Chestnut Hill School Math Olympiads Team was honored for Highest Team Achievement. The Math Olympiads are designed to strengthen mathematical intuition, foster creativity and ingenuity, and develop strategies to solve unusual and particularly challenging math problems. A participating... Read More