Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
785 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA 02452
Tel: 781-314-0804
  • 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 9 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 40-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.

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  • 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. . .
  • 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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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1828 1910
Campus Size 40 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 180 students 300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,975 $51,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,200 $28,200
Tuition international students $56,975 $47,400
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of AdmissionsLisa Pelrine
Associate Director of AdmissionsSusie Horan

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 11 23
ExtracurricularsAdmission Tour Guides, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), International Student Club, National Honor Society, Social Media Intern, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Students of Color Alliance, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2016 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
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Skills and Academic Support Program with seamless integration into the curriculum 
  • Day and Boarding
  • English Language Learners Program
  • Weekly Advisory
  • Multiple Intelligence Approach to teaching and learning
  • Grade Level Programs
  • Student/Faculty Advisory Program
  • Community Service Requirements & Cultural Opportunities
  • Summer Camp Programs - Running Brook Day Camp, Adventures Program for teens, Art Camp
  • Fine Arts Certificate Program
  • Math and Science Certificate Program
  • Independent Study Opportunities
  • 'Spring Term' Experiential Learning Program
  • Summer College Counseling Bootcamp
  • 100% College/University Placement
  • Individualized College Counseling
  • LD types supported: Yes
  • School accreditations: NAIS, TABS, AISNE, NEASC
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