785 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA 02452
With a history that goes back more than 175 years, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School is a small, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 8 to 12 and postgraduate.
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers a unique, challenging college preparatory curriculum in addition to an array of arts, athletics, and other dynamic opportunities for students to discover new interests and reach their individual potentials.
Our 42-acre, gorgeous, tree-lined campus is just 10 miles from Boston, boasting a location that allows students to immerse themselves in various cultural opportunities throughout the school year.
CH-CH is home to a diverse group of students from a multitude of states and countries who share the desire and potential to achieve greater academic success, while our experienced, dedicated and creative faculty shares the responsibility of teaching the way our students learn.
CH-CH students find a learning environment that is academically challenging and innovative, coupled with the option of receiving additional academic help within our cohesive Skills and Academic Support program.
All aspects of life at CH-CH, from weekly teacher-written progress reports to an individualized approach to college counseling, are student-centered. Our encouraging, compassionate and supportive community climate fosters leadership, respect, creative thinking and independence in our students.
The primary focus of our active curriculum and environment is to successfully prepare our students for college and beyond. We are dedicated to differentiated classroom instruction and have developed a "multiple intelligences" approach to teaching and learning which allows us to focus on providing students with a range of engaging learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 190 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $55,500
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall ranks among the top 10 schools with < 200 students (out of 95 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
8-12, PG
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1828
1907
Campus Size
42 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
190 students
300 students
% Students of Color
43%
26%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
30%
70%
Average SAT Score
1233
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1130 - 1335
-
Average ACT score
24
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$2.86 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,500
(Additional $500 Health Fee)
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$55,500
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$44,800
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
60%
58%
Director of Admissions
Lisa Pelrine
Associate Director of Admissions
Shannon Fortin

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
Courses
Advanced 2-D Design, Advanced French Studies, Advanced Physics, Advanced French Studies, Advanced Photography, Advanced Spanish Studies, Advanced Wheel Throwing, AP Calculus A/B, AP Environmental Science, AP Literature and Composition, AP Studio Art, AP US Government and Politics, Calculus II, Honors Algebra II with Trig, Honors Precalculus

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
12
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), National Honor Society, Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), Student Ambassador Program, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Students of Color Alliance (SOCA), The Community Service Program, Video Game Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2017
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University
4
College of the Holy Cross
4
Rochester Institute of Technology
4
Clark University
3
Wheaton College
3
Champlain College
2
Dickinson College
2
Franklin and Marshall College
2
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
2
University of Hartford
2

School Notes

     
  • Day and Boarding
  • English Language Learners Program
  • Weekly Advisory
  • Multiple Intelligence Approach to teaching and learning
  • Grade Level Programs
  • Student/Faculty Advisory Program
  • Skills and Academic Strategies Program with seamless integration into the curriculum 
  • Community Service Requirements & Cultural Opportunities
  • Summer Camp Programs - Running Brook Day Camp, Adventures Program for teens, Art Camp
  • Certificate of Distinction Programs
  • Independent Study Opportunities
  • 'Spring Term' Experiential Learning Program
  • Summer College Counseling Bootcamp
  • 100% College/University Placement
  • Individualized College Counseling
  • Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall accreditations: NAIS, TABS, AISNE, NEASC
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2019
5.00
Chapel hill Chauncy hall
What is unique about Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall is how the campus feels like a community. Everyone is very welcoming, and makes you feel like you aren’t an outsider. The way they care about the. . .

Class of 2012
5.00
Wentworth Institute Of Technology
At CHCH the multiple intelligences approach to teaching is utilized. This allows students to learn from a new approach. What really sets our school apart is the sense of community. Being a school of such. . .

Class of 2004
5.00
Ithaca College
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall (CHCH) caters specifically to students learning needs. All teachers base their methods on Howard Gardner's learning style of "multiple intelligences." CHCH really puts places emphasis in different ways of learning. Also available. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 190 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $55,500
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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