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MISSION & VISION

Our Mission
The Chestnut Hill School, we are an inclusive community of joyful learners who think critically, embrace diversity, and act with empathy. 

Our Vision
At The Chestnut Hill School, our vision is a world transformed by childhood optimism and enduring curiosity. 

Values & Guiding Principles

Our philosophy is founded on four guiding principles, reaffirmed in our 2022 strategic planning process.

Belonging

Every child is known and valued

We believe that every child should be known and valued for who they are.  We are a purposefully small school where each individual contributes to the whole.  We cultivate genuine relationships that honor and celebrate the identities and perspectives of others.

Pursuit of Knowledge

Our students develop a lifelong love of learning

We believe that exposure, inquiry, and access are the foundation for discovering passions and expanding worldviews.  By engaging in self-reflection, discourse and interdisciplinary study, our students develop innovative problem-solving strategies and a lifelong love of learning.

Perseverance

Children can learn as much from failure as they do from success

We believe that learning is iterative.  We intentionally encourage students to step outside of their comfort zone, think independently, and take risks.  When children feel supported and valued, they learn as much from failure as they do from success. 

Kindness

We nurture childhood joy

We believe that empathy and discovery are integral to fostering the growth of inquisitive minds and caring individuals.  We nurture childhood joy and help students discover the very best version of themselves and others. 

Our History

The Chestnut Hill School is all about elementary education, and it always has been. Originally designed in the style of a church, CHS now has no religious affiliation. Its students come from a variety of cultures and faith traditions.