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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
Posted by Advancement Office on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
This past weekend both the 6th grade boys and girls basketball teams participated in the annual Meadowbrook Tournament at the Meadowbrook School in Weston, MA. The Chestnut Hill School, Fay School, The Park School, and The Meadowbrook School all competed for the championship. It was an exciting Saturday morning. The boys team, despite a gritty and persistent defense in every game, came in fourth place. Following two dramatic overtime periods against the Fay School, the 6th grade girls won... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017
We are thrilled to report that the CHS bus service is now running!  The bus ran for the first time on January 30th, and the students, and a few parents, enjoyed the ride!   CHS provides one-way bus service in the mornings for families in Beacon Hill, Back Bay, South End, and parts of Brookline.  Currently, we still have space available on the bus, and we welcome families along the route to join anytime this semester.     In September 2017, CHS will expand it's bus service by adding additional... Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016
CHS had the pleasure of hosting children’s book author and illustrator Jef Czekaj (pronounced ‘check-eye’) last week. Each class was able to check out the antics of characters BeeYounce, Snoop Froggy Frog, Jay Zebra and Notorious P.I.G. And, since Jef is also a DJ, students read from his work, Hip Hop Don’t Stop accompanied by rap beat soundtrack. as been mixing music, comic illustrations, and stories for over 10 years. In addition to Hip and Hop Don’t Stop, his books Cat Secrets, The... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Thursday, November 10, 2016
  Fourth generation Huichol artisan Cilau Valadez visited CHS on Tuesday, November 8.  Based on carbon dating of artifacts, the Huichol tribe has been on the North American continent for over 10,000 years. Huichol art imagery has spiritual meanings. During religious rituals Huichol Shamans receive visions from their gods. Those visions are then transcribed by artists into carvings, paintings, and elaborate textiles. Under the tutelage of his father, renowned Huichol artist Mariano Valdez, Cilau... Read More