Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
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 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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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Chapel Hill-ChauncyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18281907
Campus Size40 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment180 students310 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1150* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score24*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$2.57 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$59,000$52,900
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$38,530$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsLisa Pelrine
Associate Director of AdmissionsSusie Horan

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1518
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 Offered1216
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1124
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Admission Tour Guides, Altar Boy Club, Diversity Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), National Honor Society, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Students of Color Alliance, The Community Service Program, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 201710 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University4
College of the Holy Cross4
Rochester Institute of Technology4
Clark University3
Wheaton College3
Champlain College2
Dickinson College2
Franklin and Marshall College2
Hobart and William Smith Colleges2
University of Hartford2
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
  • Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall accreditations: NAIS, TABS, AISNE, NEASC
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