Today, creating art is no longer just about painting pretty pictures or playing classical music. There is a growing need in the world for creativity, discipline, and self-confidence. We believe participation in the creative arts is one of the best ways to develop leadership abilities and confidence in our students, and help them become risk-takers who are prepared for the challenges of college. 

Making art is first and foremost about creation, not imitation. Our students learn about themselves and the world around them by engaging in hands-on production and experimentation in art. At CH-CH, we stress an interdisciplinary approach to learning through creative problem solving and critical thinking. This includes critiquing artwork or performing as a normal part of every class. Students must not only think for themselves, they must be able to articulate what they see or feel. 

Visiting Artists

Violinist Beth Cohen – 2005-2006
Sculptor Leila Bandar – 2006-2007
Percussionist & Author Jerry Leake – 2006-2007
Photographer David Bergman – 2007
Princeton Roaring 20s – 2007
Colgate 13 – 2008
BoSoma Dance Troupe – 2008
Writer and Illustrator Barbara Johansen Newman – 2008
J. Barbanel Photography – 2010
Documentary Photographer Adam Richins – 2010
Sculptor Mari Lu Swett – 2011
Photographer Kristin Chalmers – 2013
Printmaker Susan Schmidt – 2015
Graphic Designer at Leibowitz, New York, Benjamin Swanson - 2014 & 2015
Graphic Designer Julie Maguire - 2016
Carol Miller from Metalwerx in Waltham - 2017

Meet Our Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Jamie Palmer Keating 

    Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair; Yearbook Advisor
    St. Michael's College - B.A., Fine Arts
    Lesley University - M.Ed., Teacher of Visual Art, 5-12
  • Chris Abrams 

    Visual and Performing Arts Teacher
    Mass. College Art of Boston - M.F.A.
    Harvard University - Certificate
    Harvard University - B.F.A.
  • Maeve Doolan 

    Visual and Performing Arts Teacher; Gallery Director
    Boston University
  • Bekah LaCoste 

    Skills and Academic Support Teacher; Theater Teacher
    New York University - B.S., Educational Theatre
  • Elana Schaer 

    Visual & Performing Arts Teacher
    Florida State university - BA, Music Education
  • Alice Solorow 

    Visual and Performing Arts Teacher
    New England School of Photography - Associates Degree
    Connecticut College - B.A.
    University of Massachusetts Boston - M.Ed.

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We Teach the Way Students Learn

Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Our faculty, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees, offers instruction tailored to individual learning styles and strengths, empowering our students to achieve their potential. Our multiple intelligences approach to teaching and learning both values and addresses the different ways students learn. Our curriculum challenges and engages students, with support seamlessly integrated into the classes and culture of the School. All our students are accepted into college or university with an emphasis on finding the best fit for their ambitions and interests. Diversity thrives in a social climate of acceptance. A dynamic mix of day and boarding students energizes our campus and creates opportunities for students to engage with each other in the arts, athletics, campus activities and community service. Our alumni/ae describe their experience at CH-CH as truly transformational. Our private, independent school is located ten miles from Boston.