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    Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School ::: Waltham, Massachusetts ::: Northeast U.S.

    Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

    • Attractive suburban campus conveniently located 10 miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Boston
    • 175 students; 22% international; average class size 12 students; student faculty ratio 5:1
    • Coeducational, boarding school with no religious affiliation
    • Special support group for international students; strong programs in the visual arts
    • University placement at Brandeis University, Brown University  among others
    • ESL




    Moderate, cold winter with snow

    Student Body

    175 students (grades 9-12 & PG), 22% international

    Average Class Size

    12 students


    30 faculty; 75% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    College Placement

    100% university placement including Boston University; Brandeis University, Brown University, Golgate University, University of Michigan among others.

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Calculus, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Studio Art, US Government & Politics

    Honors: Algebra II with Trigonometry, English, French, Pre-calculus, Spanish

    Marking System

    CH-CH utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.  Grades are issued on a trimester basis with parents receiving reports at the middle and end of each trimester.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    History/Social Studies - 3 credits
      (US History required in junior year) 
    Mathematics - 3 credits
    Science -3 credits
    World Languages - 2 credits
    Visual & Performing Arts - 2 credits

    Senior Capstone

    Community Service or Civic Voice Portfolio

    World Languages offered: French, Mandarin, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores: Average SAT = 1870; Average ACT = 28  




    Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling


    The Visual Arts Program affords students the flexibility to sample multiple disciplines - ceramics, digital art, photography, sculpture, studio art and art history or to declare an Arts Concentration.  Art concentrators participate in the strong foundations program which prepares students to major in visual arts in college.  The Performing Arts Program offers courses in vocal and instrumental music as well as music history and music theory providing opportunities to create, perform, listen to and analyze music.  The music program complements an active theatre program.

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activities and Clubs: Gardening Club, Gay and Straight Alliance, Improv Club, Latin Culture Club, Student Council, Students of Color Alliance


    2 academic buildings, Art barn and theater with dance and yoga studios, 3 athletic fields, Greenhouse, Gymnasium, Library, 3 residence halls, Student commons


    All English Language Learners (ELL) are integrated into the standard curriculum prior to their senior year. ELL courses are full-year and credit bearing courses.