Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School

785 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA 02452-0245
     Tel: (781)314-0800
Grades: 9 - 12 | 176 students
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 39-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. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1828

Student Body

Total Students 176 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $37,700
Tuition Notes Day Student Tuition= $37,700 Boarding Student Tuition= $51,700
% on Financial Aid 23%
Admissions Director Lisa Pelrine
Admissions Associate Lindsay MacDonald


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SoftballUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, Debating, Drama, Gay/Straight Alliance, International Student Organization, National Honor Society, Robotics, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Students of Color Alliance, Tech Crew, Yearbook Debating, Drama, Robotics, Tech Crew, Yearbook, Amnesty International,
Gay/Straight Alliance,
International Student Organization,
National Honor Society,
Student Government,
Student Newspaper,
Students of Color Alliance,

School Notes:

  • Learning Center
  • ESL
  • Weekly Advisory
  • Multiple Intelligence Approach to teaching and learning
  • Grade Level Programs
  • Community Service Requirements & Cultural Opportunities
  • Summer Enrichment Programs - SummerSpeak for English Language Learners, Running Brook Day Camp, Aspen Adventures Program
  • Independent Study Options
  • Fine Arts Certificate Program
  • Summer College Counseling Bootcamp

Profile last updated: 08/28/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gann Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Jude School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady's Academy (1.6 miles away)
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