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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
Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2016
CHS’ Learning Partners Program was featured in an article titled “Crossing the Divide Between the Grades” in the September 30th issue of the Boston Guardian. Director of Admission and Enrollment, Wendy Borosavage, was quoted in the piece saying, "Many of the Learning Partners pursue their connection outside of school, remaining in contact long after the older student graduates. The strength and closeness of these connections are quite palpable and truly enhance a sense of school community.” The... Read More
Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2016
On Thursday, October 13th, CHS hosted this year’s AISNE Diversity Consortium dinner and panel discussion.The Consortium was created to serve as a resource for African American and Hispanic/Latino families who are interested in learning more about independent schools and how these schools can benefit their children. L to R: Bridget Terry Long, Julian Braxton, Nicole DuFauchard, Cynthia Harmon, Dr. Michelle SanchezProspective families mingled with current parents and heard from representatives... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 7, 2016
                               One of the best ways to stay current on the latest discussions in the independent school community is to follow the blogs of different thought leaders.   By: Christina Mimms Published: October 2016, Vol. 1 Backing into Empathy Maryellen Berry, upper elementary division head at Trinity School in Atlanta, channels experience into empathy. Inspiration Commons Gregory Schneider, head of Berwick Academy in South Berwick... Read More
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2016