Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

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 7 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 potential.
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.
At CH-CH, we cultivate intellectual courage, creative ambition, and unwavering empathy. As a result, our students develop a sense of strength, engagement, and awareness that drives them to achieve their best.
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 (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 200 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $58,000
  • 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 200-400 students (out of 99 schools) for:

Student Attention
Student Attention
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
Grades Offered (Day)
7-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Learning Difference Programs
Mild Learning Differences
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
42 acres
130 acres

Student Body

200 students
310 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1130 - 1335
Average ACT score
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
10 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$2.86 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Additional $500 Health Fee )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Kathryn Saunders
Associate Director of Admissions
Shannon Fortin

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
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



Total Extracurricular Organizations
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, Makerspace, Music Curricular Offerings, Theatre Productions, Theatre Tech, Visual Arts Curricular Offerings

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, Lacrosse Club, Volleyball Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2019 - 2023
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Clark University
Boston University
Connecticut College
Skidmore College
Wheaton College
Bard College
Elon College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
American University
Northeastern University

School Notes

  • Day and Boarding
  • English Language Learners Program
  • Weekly Advisory
  • Multiple Intelligence Approach to teaching and learning
  • Grade Level Programs
  • 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
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall accreditations: NAIS, TABS, AISNE, SBSA
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall cost?
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall's tuition is approximately $72,000 for boarding students and $58,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall?
The acceptance rate of Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is 60%, which is equal to the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offer?
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall's ranking?
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small student body (number of students), Small average class sizes, Low student:teacher ratio and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall?
The application deadline for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

Alumni Reviews Review School


Class of 2019
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
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
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 (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 200 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $58,000
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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