CH-CH News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Using Art and Science to Save Priceless Works of Art

    Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall students recently learned how art and science come together to conserve priceless art and ancient artifacts.

    Students from Mrs. Keating's Intro to Visual Arts class and Ms. Shipley's Biochemistry class visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to visit with Louise Orsini, an art conservator.

    While visiting with Ms. Orsini, students learned about the process of conserving fine artwork through a special behind-the-scenes look at works in progress including a pre-Renaissance polyptych from Venice, and ceramics from Byzantine-era Italy.

    The classes also met with two of Ms. Orsini's conservator colleagues who gave insight into their background and demonstrated the process of conserving pieces of art. Students learned about the close connection between art and science in this interdisciplinary field trip. This was a chance to see master paintings up close, gain an understanding of the process of conservation, and learn about a career that combines these two academic endeavors!
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  • Chargers Win IGC Volleyball Championship!

    The fall has been a record-breaking season for CH-CH Athletics!

    In front of a packed home crowd, the Varsity Volleyball team won the Independent Girls Conference Championship on Thursday afternoon. The team finished the regular season 10-0 in the league, securing the #1 seed heading into the tournament. After receiving a bye in the first round, the Chargers defeated Gann Academy 3-1 in the semifinals. Thursday’s championship game resulted in a 3-0 victory for the Chargers against a strong Montrose team.

    The team’s over-arching themes throughout the season have been aggressive play, consistency, communication, cooperation, and focus. Coach Nick Bryant notes that in the championship game, “We showed exactly that. We were aggressive in how we attacked the ball. We were making smart, consistent plays during difficult and out of system moments. We communicated well, stayed focused, and worked together to win points. I couldn’t be happier!”

    Congratulations, Chargers!
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  • CH-CH Cross Country Win MBIL Championship!

    For the first time in CH-CH history, the Cross-Country team bested all competition, winning the 2017 Massachusetts Bay Independent League Championship. The Chargers had four runners finish in the top 20 to help secure the victory with a team score of 63.
    Coach Jon Andruchow noted, “Our top five runners executed our game plan perfectly. Cam B. ’19 showed a lot of patience when that top pack made a move in the second mile and was able to take home third place. Tyler S. ’19 continued to be our team’s rock, running in 6th place pretty much start to finish. Rob M. ’19 and Sam D. ’20 found themselves in the high 20s from the outset but just kept chipping away and chipping away, passing enough runners to move up to 11th and 14th. This was our largest margin of victory all season, which is a testament of how hard this team works at bettering themselves day in and day out.”
    This was the meet the team had been training for all season and it showed. Cam B. ’19 set a new boys' course record of 18:54; Emily C. ’19 set a new girls' course record of 24:17. Four runners won All-League recognition following the race: Cam B. ’19, Tyler S. ’19, Rob M. ’19, and Sam D. ’20. The top 7 Charger finishers listed below:
    Top 7:
    3. Cam B. ‘19
    6. Tyler S. ‘19
    11. Rob M. ‘19
    14. Sam D. ‘20
    29. Nick E. ‘18
    36. Henry L. ‘20
    39. Cobi P. ‘19
    Congratulations, Chargers!
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Alumni News

List of 3 news stories.

  • (L) Sam Nesin-Perna '16, Sam Giess '17, Jeff Puschak '17, Jared Fiore '17, Alex Miller '17, Anh Nguyen '17, Eric Cobert '17, Carl Rothenhaus '17, Alex Loria '17, Clea Edelman '17, Izzy Yellin '17, Jake Duggan '17, Alexa Sciacca  '16, Savannah Williams '17

    Welcome back Class of 2017!

    Ben Rogers
    It was wonderful to welcome alumni from the Class of 2017 back to campus on November 22, 2017 to reconnect with their former classmates and update us on their college experiences. We hope that you visit campus the next time your travels bring you to Waltham.
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  • (L) Ethan Zolit '10, Gary Heller '10, Caroline Finamore '13, Sean Mulvehill '10, Sara Lourie '99, Jocelyn Levinson-Fernandez '95, Pam Griffin '05, Jennifer Wolf '05, Lara Manganaro '05

    Alumni Painting Party

    Ben Rogers
    On Saturday, November 18, the CH-CH Alumni Council hosted their first event of the year, Alumni Painting Party. At this event, alumni were given a canvas where they painted scenic views from around campus.

    Thank you to all the alumni who came to this event!
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  • CH-CH Unveils the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden and Learning Commons

    During a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 28, 2017, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall unveiled two new spaces on campus, the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden and the CH-CH Learning Commons.
    Nancy Spooner Emery was a member of the CH-CH community from 1972-1997. During her time, Nancy was a beloved teacher, educator, colleague, and friend. She shaped the lives of individual students, she mentored faculty members and she helped to create a school where each person mattered and was recognized and respected for their individual worth. 
    As a former CH-CH teacher, current Trustee, and a good friend of Nancy, Margaret Allen spoke at the ribbon cutting to the importance behind the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden. “There are times in the life of an organization when things come together to create a special moment, a unique opportunity. This is one of those times for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall”, said Allen. “Today, we recognize this extraordinary person, Nancy Spooner Emery, and honor the central role she played in the history of the School, as she worked to guide it from its early beginnings to the School that it is today.”
    The Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden will be used for both outdoor classroom space and independent work and features flowering plants and trees, and a Soapstone Sphere designed by David Allen ’93 of Stone Point Studio. It is a place designed for quiet reflection and the peaceful enjoyment of nature, with an aesthetic that would have pleased Nancy's sensibilities.
    The CH-CH Learning Commons brings many new features, including a maker space with 3D printing capabilities, a collection of modular group work tables, and a portable stage. It also is the new location of CH-CH’s collection of books, reference materials, and access to the many databases and online resources. A key aspect of nurturing this creativity is flexibility. The entire space is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate several small groups of two, three, or four students working together, but can also become a space big enough to handle two whole classes working separately, or an entire grade level engaged in some large group activity.

    To view photos from this event, click here.

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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.