Chase Collegiate School

565 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708-0670
     Tel: (203)236-9560
Grades: PK - 12 | 440 students
Chase Collegiate School is a co-educational PreK through grade 12 day school located on a 47 acre campus in Waterbury, CT.
Chase draws its students from over 40 Connecticut towns and offers easy access to Rte.
84 and 8.
Our college preparatory program is enriched by design thinking curriculum, innovation spaces, athletics, arts and a variety of student initiated clubs.  From PreK through Grade 12, Chase integrates public speaking into every grade level.
A Chase education promotes purposeful balance of academic excellence, fine and performing arts, competitive sports and fresh air and fun.
When families choose Chase, they do so with the understanding that Chase is so much more than academic excellence.
Families are confident that their child will fit in, be respected, and yet also be challenged.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1865

Student Body

Total Students 440 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Chase Collegiate School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Average SAT score 1783

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten $6,310 part time to $16, 900 full time Grades K-5 $19,900-$24,900 Grade 6-8 $31,100 Grade 9-12 $35,900
% on Financial Aid 50%
Admissions Director Ruth P. Teague
Admissions Associate Pam Kahuda


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes:

Six points about Chase:
1) Since 1865, we have possessed an unwavering commitment to academic excellence.We seize opportunities; adding to our curriculum as the world – and technology - shifts around us. We enjoy the freedom to allow kids to develop metacognition and innovate daily. 

2) Chase emphasizes a culture of learning. Community is integral to the Chase experience. Through understanding an ethical view of life and a clear set of community standards, our kids know and practice compassion.Students build confidence when teachers promote discussion and provide ample opportunity for all voices to be heard. Students are encouraged and supported to take risks. Through success and failure, they gain the courage to push past what’s comfortable and grow.

3) Partnership differentiates Chase from other schools.  Students and teachers build relationships around mutual respect. Small classes enable teachers to really know their students; students know teachers care and have the time and resources to help them succeed.

4) Public speaking is central to a Chase education. Public speaking is integrated into every grade. Signature programs include 5th grade Capstone Speeches, 7th & 8th grade Declamations, Freshman Forum, Sophomore Symposium and Senior Speeches.

5) Chase Collegiate School values and nurtures purposeful balance. In this day-school setting, students take part in home- and school-life. Students strive to stretch academically, artistically and athletically. Students have freedom to explore new ideas and structure to delve deeper into areas of interest.

6) Chase is proud of its history and traditions.  While integrating best practices and technological advances, Chase honors the basis of its founding: rigorous academics, public speaking, no-cuts athletics, family-style meals, theater, choir and community service. When choosing Chase, families understand Chase is so much more than academic excellence; they are confident that their child will also fit in and be respected.

Profile last updated: 07/15/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Cross High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blessed Sacrament Catholic Day School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Blessed Sacrament Catholic Day School (0.7 miles away)
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