Boarding at CH-CH

From your caring dorm parents to meals and activities with friends, the CH-CH boarding community is truly a family.

Why Board?

What's it like to be a boarder at CH-CH?

Gain Independence

“I loved my four years at CH-CH. The best part was living on campus and gaining independence as a young adult. Being able to build my own self confidence prepared me for my college years and beyond.”

Cristina

  • Question - What is your favorite way to spend your weekend?

    • I like doing the activities that help out the community
    • I like the more laid back activities like going to the movies or mall
    • I like the rigorous activities like going on hikes or to six flags
    • I like all the activities, but I also enjoy staying back in the dorm with friends.
  • Result - What is your favorite way to spend your weekend?

    • I like doing the activities that help out the community (5.16%, 13 Responses, 252 Total)
    • I like the more laid back activities like going to the movies or mall (31.35%, 79 Responses, 252 Total)
    • I like the rigorous activities like going on hikes or to six flags (15.48%, 39 Responses, 252 Total)
    • I like all the activities, but I also enjoy staying back in the dorm with friends. (48.02%, 121 Responses, 252 Total)
Whether you’re from Tacoma or Taiwan, Haiti or Hartford, Springfield, Massachusetts or Springfield, Illinois, boarding at CH-CH is a time that builds friendships and teaches lessons that will last a lifetime. Indeed, boarders are often a diverse group, so the boarding life offers students the rare chance to bridge cultures, races, countries, and social backgrounds. CH-CH makes a great home away from home for boarding students.

After a week of hard work and studying, the weekends are a time for students to have fun, explore, and relax with friends. There is always a full schedule of weekend activities for both boarding and day students to participate in.

A sample of our weekend activities:

  • Red Sox game at Fenway Park
  • Shopping on Newbury Street
  • Dinner in Harvard Square
  • Natick Mall Trip
  • Harvard vs. Yale Soccer game at Harvard
  • Community Service at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
  • New England Aquarium
  • Outdoor Movie on Campus
  • Six Flags New England
  • Kayaking on the Charles River
  • Rock Climbing
  • Attending the CH-CH School Musical Performance
  • Dodge Ball Tournament
  • Attending a School Dance
  • Making Pizza in Dorm Parents’ Kitchen
  • Skiing Trip
  • Exploring Faneuil Hall in Boston
  • Laser Tag tournament on campus

Sample Weekend #1

Friday
4:00 Girls Varsity Soccer Game vs. Montrose
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:30-10 Trip To Chinatown
7:30-9:30 Open Gym

Saturday

11:30 Fan Bus to CSW to watch Boys Soccer Game
1:30-3:30 Open Studio
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7:00-10:00 Movie/Mall Trip

Sunday

9:30-12:30 Waltham Community Farms (three hours of Community Service)
12:30-4:30 Alewife Shuttle-sign out with your dorm parent, first come first serve for a seat on the bus
1:00-3:00 Open Commons/Gym
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7:30-9:30 Study Hall

Sample Weekend #2

Friday
4:30 Boys Lacrosse Game vs. Gann
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:30-10:30 Mall Trip to Legacy Place
8:00 Watch Bruins Game with Mr. Cooke in his apartment

Saturday

10:00-1:00 Perkins School for the Blind (Great Opportunity for Community Service)
1:30-4:00 Open Gym/Open Commons
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:30-10:00 Alewife Shuttle-Take the "T" into the city, so that you can explore Boston on your own or with friends.

Sunday

9:00-4:00 Six Flags
10:00-12:00 The Food Project (two hours of community service)
1:00-3:00 Capture the flag on the lower field
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7:30-9:30 Study Hall

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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.