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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
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 follow a schedule designed to meet the needs of Middle School learners. Students will have four 60 minute classes each day with breaks for recess, snacks/lunch, study skills, advisory, and more. The Middle School program will also include art, physical education, and health classes each week. The Middle School Academic day concludes at 3pm, when students move to co-curriculars with the option to participate in a Middle School activity or join an Upper School sport or activity.

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 Community Service.

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

Create Your Own Story

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

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.

Upcoming Events

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  • Oct

    Fall Open House

    We are excited to welcome prospective students and their families to tour our campus, meet our engaging teachers and students, and see first-hand how CH-CH students achieve their best.

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  • Nov

    Fall Open House

    We are excited to welcome prospective students and their families to tour our campus, meet our engaging teachers and students, and see first-hand how CH-CH students achieve their best.

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Learn More about CH-CH Middle School

Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall (CH-CH) is a private, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 8-12/PG. CH-CH cultivates intellectual courage, creative ambition, and unwavering empathy that drives students to achieve their best.