Head of School, Lance Conrad, Ed.D.

It's amazing how many of our students really gain a love of learning, because it's working for them.

Welcome from the Head of School

Greetings, and welcome to Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall! I have no doubt that our website is providing you with a wonderful overview of the people, programs and philosophies that make our educational experience truly transformational for students and educators alike. This site is a great place to begin to uncover what separates our school from many other challenging, independent college prep schools in the Boston area. It is my hope that you will take some time to explore, reflect and project as you are introduced to our vibrant, diverse community.

Simply put, CH-CH students possess a wide range of interests, talents and academic backgrounds coupled with a desire to discover their potential, realize their excellence and achieve greater success. Our small class sizes, open discussions and caring relationships enable our faculty to identify the specific strengths and interests of each student, and build upon them. At Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, we don’t ask the question “How smart are you?” but instead we ask, “How are you smart?” Each individual’s answer inevitably allows our educators to teach the way students learn.

I invite you to take a brief minute to view the video on this page to learn more about what drives me and how the proposition of a CH-CH education is truly transformational for so many of our students.

We hope to see you on campus soon!

Lance Conrad
Head of School
B.A., Bowdoin College
M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education
M.A.T., Graduate Center of Marlboro College
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

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Our Mission

We engage a diverse community of learners in a collaborative educational experience, preparing them for college success and a lifetime of meaningful engagement with the broader world.

Why I Do This

White Papers

As part of his studies in the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Dr. Conrad produced dozens of “white papers” from 2012-15 on a variety of school leadership topics.  Below, find a sampling of some of that writing.  We hope it will provide insight into his educational philosophy and leadership style.

Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall (CH-CH) is a private, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 7-12/PG. CH-CH cultivates intellectual courage, creative ambition, and unwavering empathy that drives students to achieve their best.
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