The Chestnut Hill School

5.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
Tel: (617)566-4394
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  • The Chestnut Hill School, a coeducational day school located in a residential section of Newton, encompasses a preschool program for ages 3-4, an all-day Kindergarten, and Grades 1 to 6.
  • Two hundred seventy children are enrolled, with two sections at each grade level.
  • Because of the comparatively small size and the favorable student-teacher ratio, The Chestnut Hill School is able to offer a rigorous academic program that embraces diversity and promotes community.
  • Special subjects include art, building & engineering, computer, music, physical education, science, and Spanish.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1860

Student Body

Total Students274 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by GradeThe Chestnut Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 17
Tuition NotesTuition varies from $23,392 to $35,149 by grade. Financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorWendy Borosavage
Admissions AssociateKelly J. Conn, Ph.D.

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
SoccerSoftball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess Club, Early Morning Program, Electronics Club, Extended Day Program, Friends in Our Community Service Program, Math Olympiads, Rocketry, The Chestnut Hill School for Music

School Notes

  • The Chestnut Hill School Mission is Academic Excellence, Diversity, and Community
  • Before and Extended Day Programs (7:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  • Green line T accessible
  • Located on five acres, with a soccer field, two playgrounds, two swimming pools and an outdoor amphitheater
  • A rich interdisciplinary program including Spanish from Beginners (age 3) to Grade 6, Violin from Kindergarten to Grade 1, Building & Engineering Beginners (age 3) to Grade 6, and Latin in Grade 6
  • Excellent Secondary School Placement
  • Vacation Camps and The Chestnut Hill School Creative Arts and Sports Camp
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  4/23/2018
The Chestnut Hill School is one of the best elementary schools in the Boston/MetroWest area. Their commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and community is unparalleled. The school has gotten even better this year under the strong leadership of new head Tamara Schurdak. Her commitment to making Chestnut Hill the best it can be is apparent in everything she does. She is a wonderful leader of a great team. This school is warm and inclusive, and is the type of place we all want for our children. Thank you, CHS!
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5  12/27/2017
The Chestnut Hill School has been an amazing experience for both of our children, and for us as parents. The community is incredible. The focus on pluralism, diversity, equity and inclusion is outstanding. Academically, the curriculum, faculty and staff are all excellent. We could not be happier with the education our children are receiving. It is a nurturing and supportive environment, as well as challenging academically. It's a truly wonderful school.
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5  12/27/2017
My two children are graduates of CHS. Both children received an outstanding education. CHS instills leadership and self-confidence. An exceptional experience.
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5  12/27/2017
The Chestnut Hill School is an outstanding educational experience! CHS gives children a well rounded education. Exceptional teachers and Head of School!
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5  11/24/2017
The Chestnut Hill School is a great elementary school - caring teachers, terrific community of parents, great head of school. It's academically challenging and deeply supportive at the same time, which allows kids to soar.
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5  5/15/2017
I unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend The Chestnut Hill School for all preschool and elementary years. As this school year comes to an end, we are reflecting not just on the past year but the several years that we have been at CHS all which have been years of joyful years of growth for our children. Our oldest started at CHS in Pre-K; after we joined the community we wished we had experienced the amazing Beginners year and, therefore, chose Beginners as our entry point for our younger child. We are now in the Upper School at CHS and every stage of learning builds upon the strong foundation of each earlier year. CHS is committed to educating the whole child in an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity while perfectly blending academic challenge and nurture. Our children could not be more different from one another, but are both thriving and love going to school every day. During school vacations they miss their friends and teachers and wish they could return to school earlier! The community of parents is warm and inclusive with families, faculty, and staff sharing the same value system. As parents of elementary school aged children we find community supportive in every step of our parenting journey and appreciate that this age group is the sole focus of the school.
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5  4/20/2015
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