Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School

Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #1 - Our innovative Learning Center develops an Individual Learning Style Profile for each student. A great way to help students understand their strengths, talents, and areas of weakness, the profiles are also useful to teachers seeking to create effective lessons that enhance learning. This program is designed to equip students with self- awareness and the tools for self-advocacy.
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #2 - Located on a 40-acre, beautiful suburban campus,just ten miles from Boston. The Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Copley Square, Museum of Science, and Faneuil Hall are just a short train ride away.
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #3 - At CH-CH, our innovative approach affects not just what individual teachers do. It's also how we've structured our class day. Each academic class meets three times a week, and the class periods are 75 minutes long. This 'Extended Learning Time' allows teachers to truly get to know their students.
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #4 - We have built our educational approach on the fundamental belief that students learn in different ways and have different strengths in demonstrating what they have learned. In a CH-CH classroom, you might find students playing a ball-throwing vocabulary game, giving students a way to listen, touch, and see the words.
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #5 - The arts enrich the CH-CH experience both as academic courses and as co-curricular activities. In the visual and performing arts, courses are offered in photography, film, ceramics, vocal and instrumental music, etc. The most dedicated artists can pursue our concentrated program to earn a Certificate of Distinction in Visual Art or take AP Studio Art.
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #6 - Our students pursue interests, bond with classmates, contribute to the community, and have fun with a variety of activities during the class day, which includes a meeting period for student clubs. Clubs include Dance, Student Government, Amnesty International, International Student Organization, Students of Color Alliance, and the Gay/Straight Alliance.
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #7 - Students have several opportunities to participate in mandatory afternoon activities. We offer traditional interscholastic sports, as well as fitness training and less traditional options such as Frisbee and rock climbing. Seasoned athletes as well as those trying a sport for the first time are always welcomed onto our teams. Other activities may include newspaper, drama, tech crew, and various internships.
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #8 - Weekends offer opportunities for recreation and relaxation on campus, such as watching a movie with friends, playing a pick-up game of basketball in the gym, or having a cookout. Major school events include Diversity Day and Winter Carnival. Off-campus activities include going to museums and attractions in Boston (10 miles away), shopping, or out to dinner.
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Photo #9 - Throughout the college application process, the CH-CH college counselors provide our students with expert advice and special opportunities. Among other things, the office holds a week-long summer boot camp (during which incoming seniors can complete their applications), offers guidance sessions on Monday nights, and facilitates small gatherings in which our students can forge personal connections with various colleges and universities.
At Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, we`re focused on one thing, teaching the way students learn. Our teachers inspire, engage, and support students in their challenging classes. Although the best description comes from our passionate alumni who use the same word again and again to describe their CH-CH experience... transformational. 100% of our students are accepted into college, with over 85% getting into one of their top choice schools
An average class size of ten allows us to truly know our students.
Dynamic 75-minute classes allow students to engage in multiple ways of learning.
Athletics and arts programs inspire students to discover their passions.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Not Available (School did not report any membership associatons).
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1828

Student Body

Total Students180 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus A/B, AP Environmental Science, AP Literature and Composition, AP Studio Art, AP US Government and Politics
Average SAT score1109
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$48,800
Tuition NotesDay Student Tuition= $48,800 Boarding Student Tuition= $63,900
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$40,176
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLisa Pelrine
Admissions AssociateCaroline Finamore
Endowment Size$2.57 million


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Gay/Straight Alliance, International Student Organization, National Honor Society, Robotics, Social Media Intern, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Students of Color Alliance

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Ensemble, Drama, Guitar Class, Piano Class, Tech Crew, Vocal Ensemble, Yearbook

School Notes

  • From our engaging teachers and students, to our beautiful campus, to our dedication to teaching the way students learn, CH-CH is a school unlike any other. 
  • The moment you step onto CH-CH`s campus it`s clear that this is an inspiring community full of students that are excited to get to school each morning. Inside the classroom, you`ll see teachers dedicated to creating lessons that reach students in the many ways they learn.
  • CH-CH is the school where individuals are celebrated, where creativity thrives, where athletes learn the importance of teamwork, and where students find their voice. Learn about all things CH-CH: our multiple intelligences approach, our teachers, and how learning extends beyond the classroom.

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School Reviews

The Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School has been a fabulous experience for our son in every way. Our son was a terrific student until high school, when some medical issues complicated his experience in the public school. He transferred to Chapel Hill in tenth grade and immediately began to flourish. The teachers are superb and provide weekly reports so that parents can remain informed about what is happening with their kids without having to micromanage the learning experience. The administration seems compassionate and particularly aware of the students' states of mind. The small class sizes are perfect for generating excitement about learning. The social vibe at the school seems very accepting and congenial, perhaps in part, because the school is too small to foster diverse cliques. The outside activities are terrific and help to generate a strong sense of community. Our other child attended Cambridge School of Weston, and although we also appreciated CSW's many attributes, we have been significantly more impressed with Chapel Hill.
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