Waltham United States of America
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

Thank you for considering Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall.


Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School is a college preparatory, day and boarding school that embraces differences in learning style and culture in a richly diverse and supportive community. We challenge young men and women to realize their individual potential, experience academic success, and develop moral strength and personal integrity.

  • Day school tuition N/A - $51500 USD
  • Grades for day school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Year founded 1828
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $65900 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed



Admissions Information

Admissions Process

• Inquire—Fill out our online Inquiry Form or contact the admissions office by phone (781-314-0806) or email, admissions@chch.org, to request a viewbook and an application. • Schedule a Campus Tour and Interview—We encourage prospective families to schedule an appointment for a campus tour and interview. These visits are scheduled Monday-Friday during the academic day, which gives you the opportunity to meet with students and teachers, and see classes in session. The interview is a requirement of the application process and needs to be completed by the application deadline of February 1. • The Application—Apply online. Please make sure that the required teacher recommendations are from your current teachers. We also accept the SSAT online application, available at the SSAT website or the TABS Common Application, available at the TABS website. • Testing—All domestic applicants are required to take the SSAT (Secondary School Assessment Test) or submit recent (within the last three years) educational testing. Students can register for the SSAT online at ssat.org and must request that scores are sent directly to CH-CH (school code 2278). International applicants are required to submit an official TOEFL score report. All test scores must be submitted by the application deadline of February 1. • Shadow Days—Shadow days are a great opportunity for students to experience first-hand what our dynamic classroom setting is like. While shadow days are not an application requirement, we encourage all applicants to spend the academic day here with a current student. We typically schedule a shadow day after the interview has been completed. For more information please contact the admissions office. • Application, Financial Aid and Charger Scholarship Deadline—The admissions application, financial aid, and Charger Scholarship (only applicable to those students applying for grade 9) deadlines are February 1. A completed admissions application includes: preliminary application, parent recommendation, application fee, student application, current English and math teacher recommendations, current school recommendation, and transcripts. • Testing—If you are applying for financial aid or a Charger Scholarship, please visit those sections of our website for more information. • Decision Letters—The Admissions Committee reviews all applications submitted by the February 1 deadline and notifies families of the decision on March 10. This also includes financial aid and Charger Scholarship decisions. Admitted students have until April 10 to enroll and submit the enrollment contracts and required deposit. *After March 10, late applicants are considered as space permits. • Re-visit Days—Admitted students and their parents are invited to revisit our campus prior to making their enrollment decision. Admitted students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, students, parents, and administrators. A personal invitation will be sent to families.

Entry Requirements

• Application form • Standardized testing

Applicant Evaluations

SSAT. International applicants: TOEFL.

  • First application deadline 1 February, rolling admissions after
  • Second application deadline Rolling
  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Mandarin, French, Spanish
  • Examinations available Advanced Placement - AP



Use of technology in the classroom

This year Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School welcomes nine new iPads. Housed in The Commons, these devices will serve as an interactive tool for students both inside and outside the classroom. With technology growing faster and more portable each year, the iPads will allow students to expand their creativity and bring information from the outside world back to class in a simple and hands-on way. As history teacher Alex Talcott put it, "news is happening all around us, and the iPads are a great tool for capturing this news." An entire class, for example, can blog about important current events, film interviews with people in their community, and bring their learning to the place that matters most; their everyday lives. The iPads are available for students to sign-out, expanding the possibility for integrating Multiple Intelligence learning outside the classroom. "The portability is what makes them accessible," said World Languages department chair Christy Lawrence. "They are very user friendly, which makes them a great tool for our kids," she adds. Last year, CH-CH seniors and juniors visited Spanish speaking residents of Jamaica Plain. Using the iPads, each student filmed their interview and used the videos to create documentaries on the iPads in Spanish, highlighting the life and family story of each resident. "They're cool and were really awesome to have for the project," says alumnus TaCora Holmes (Class of 2012). In the future, classes hope to use them for projects such as creating commercials, skits, story boards, and blogging.

Learning Support

The Skills and Academic Support Department (SAS) provides an individualized program of support so that students can successfully meet the challenges of work in high school and beyond. The SAS curriculum focuses on the specific academic skills and strategies needed for success in high school and college. SAS learning specialists work with students so they: Strengthen executive function skills Adapt well to varied educational environments Implement academic strategies Develop self-advocacy skills Understand himself/herself as a learner SAS is taken as a scheduled class which meets during the academic day, three times a week as part of a student's normal schedule. Each class includes group discussion of study strategies and skills, such as note taking, textbook reading, test preparation, computer literacy, and problem-solving, with ample time reserved for students to work on their individual class assignments. With a student-teacher ratio never greater than 4:1, SAS learning specialists are able to address individual student needs in a personal and friendly setting.

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • Most common nationality US
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school Yes
  • Uniform required No
  • Average class size 10

Living Accommodations

Boarding at CH-CH is a time that builds friendships and teaches lessons that will last a lifetime. Indeed, boarders are often a diverse group, so the boarding life offers students the rare chance to bridge cultures, races, countries, and social backgrounds. CH-CH makes a great home away from home for boarding students. After a week of hard work and studying, the weekends are a time for students to have fun, explore, and relax with friends. There is always a full schedule of weekend activities for both boarding and day students to participate in.

School Lunch

Our dining hall, the Charger Cafe, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday, and open for brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. All students are welcome for all meals, and we encourage families to stop in for a bite to eat when on campus for shows, athletic events, or other visits. We are committed to providing nutritious meals of high quality which appeal to our diverse student population. To this end, healthy and delicious food is served three times a day by Flik food services.

Sports Teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes
  • Percent that pursue university 100