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Middle School

Welcome to CH-CH Middle!


Thank you for your interest in Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall’s new Middle School. CH-CH is a special place and we are excited to offer our amazing program to younger students who will benefit from our thoughtful approach to teaching and learning. For years, we have heard from CH-CH families that they wished the School included a Middle School experience.

I look forward to welcoming our inaugural group of students, the Class of 2028, in the fall of 2023. In the meantime, please find more information about our program, community, and the application process, and if you have any questions, please complete the inquiry form below.

Kelly Walsh
Head of Middle School  

About Kelly:
  • Education: University of Pennsylvania - B.A., History and French; Boston College - M.Ed., Educational Administration
  • CH-CH Director of 9/10 Programs, 5+ years
  • Former Assistant Director of Middle School and Founding Director of Summer Camp; Dana Hall School
  • Former Middle School teacher, advisor, coach, and Class Dean; Dana Hall School,  Gilman School, and Bryn Mawr School
  • Cradles to Crayons Champion Corps volunteer 
  • Presenter at conferences sponsored by the Association of Independent Schools of New England, The Association of Boarding Schools, and National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
  • a learning experience where students love to learn; one that is engaging, supportive, and thoughtfully designed using an interdisciplinary and experiential curricular approach

  • an environment where students begin to understand the way they learn best, develop confidence and self-advocacy skills, and embrace emerging growth and leadership opportunities

  • a community where students continue to mature by gaining empathy, becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable, and building relationships with others
CH-CH’s Middle School will open in September 2023 for students in 8th grade with a projected inaugural class of 20 students. In September 2024, the Middle School will expand to include 7th grade with an enrollment of approximately 40 students in 7th & 8th grades.

Teaching and Learning

At CH-CH, we know that every learner enters the classroom with a unique set of intellectual, personal, and academic strengths. In order to ensure achievement of essential skills and understandings, CH-CH teachers come to know their students well and provide them with a variety of entry points and academic strategies that allow them to leverage their individual strengths in the classroom. Middle School students will be provided with both challenge and support as they come to understand how they learn best.

The Middle School will take a holistic approach to teaching and learning with overlap among content areas addressing a central theme for the year. This will provide students with the opportunity to explore their work through a variety of lenses, including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, Student Health & Wellness, and Experiential & Service Learning.

Campus and Spaces

The Middle School home will be in the Learning Commons, the space which originally housed the Chapel Hill School when it began back in the late 19th century. Following a recent renovation, the space houses four classrooms and the large, flexible Learning Commons. Middle School students and faculty will have dedicated space for the many endeavors they will engage in, from group projects to presentations to quiet study time.

Take a video tour of the CH-CH Learning Commons from our recent Drive-Thru Open House

Middle School students and faculty will also have access to many other wonderful teaching & learning spaces on CH-CH’s 42-acre campus, both indoors and outdoors. Science classes will take advantage of the School’s MakerSpace, the Gostylo Greenhouse, and other outdoor spaces. When a project calls for artwork, a theatrical presentation, or musical performance, Middle School students will make use of the Art Studios and Mankiw Theatre in the new state-of-the-art Visual & Performing Arts Center. 

Take a video tour of the CH-CH Visual & Performing Arts Center from our recent Drive-Thru Open House

Connection to Upper School

Middle and Upper School students will join together in several areas of community life, including Assemblies, Winter Carnival, and Community Service activities (both during the academic week and on weekends). CH-CH has a robust co-curricular program with a wide range of opportunities and all students participate in an afternoon sport or activity each season. Middle School students may play sports on an Upper School team, open to both new and seasoned athletes, audition for the Winter Musical where no one is cut from the cast or crew, or join other activity offerings. There will also be activities reserved exclusively for Middle School students.

Take a video tour of the Beaver Gym (and Wilkins Hall) and learn more about athletics at CH-CH from our recent Drive-Thru Open House
Ready to learn more about attending Middle School at CH-CH? Complete an inquiry now on this page, and receive more information about our fall ‘23 opening, application process and upcoming events.

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Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a college preparatory school that teaches the way students learn. The School welcomes students with diverse learning styles and helps them to develop self-confidence and achieve academic success through personalized, integrated learning. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers 180 boarding and day students a richly diverse cultural and academic environment and opportunities to engage in the arts, athletics and community service.