Student Leadership

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
-John Quincy Adams
At CH-CH, there are many opportunities for our students to show off their leadership abilities amongst their peers and teachers. Below are some examples. Students may also be interested in forming a student club, or completing a civic voice portfolio. Students should contact their advisor or program director for more infomation.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are either Juniors or Seniors and they serve a variety of roles. An important role that RAs play is that of voice between students and houseparents. As the student leaders in the dorms, RAs often find themselves in situations where they are called upon to help resolve disputes. Duties may include monitoring study areas, checking in students at curfew times, organizing dorm specific activities, serving as mentors for new students, planning weekend activities, and helping to run dorm meetings. The RAs are chosen at the end of the previous school year.

Student Government

The Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall Student Government is a constituent assembly which acts as the voice of the student body in school affairs. Student Government meets regularly to discuss issues that are important to students and make studied recommendations to the Head of School. The president and vice-president are elected by the school as a whole at the end of the previous year, while representatives of each class are selected shortly after the start of the school year.

National Honor Society

Each May, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall enters members into our chapter of the National Honor Society. The purpose of this organization, which was founded in 1921, is to recognize the accomplishments of secondary school students in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, and service. Sophomores and Juniors who have been at Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall for two trimesters and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 while at the school are eligible to apply and be considered for membership to the NHS. Members of the National Honor Society bear a special responsibility as students who have been recognized for their achievements and who have pledged to uphold the values of the society: scholarship, character, service & leadership.

#20 Opportunities to Lead

"There are a lot of opportunities at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall to become a leader. It has definitely helped me to improve my confidence and to be more comfortable putting myself out there."

Pat B. '14

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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.