Intimate Classes

Both our classes and overall teacher load are kept intentionally small, so our teachers can develop the close understanding and relationship with each student that will forward their individual learning. Beginning in the 9th grade, where classes average nine students, and our overall teacher load is approximately 35, we make sure that all our students are known well by their teachers. Class sizes grow in the upper grades, with a limit of 15, as we begin to prepare our students for college and expect from them the self-advocacy skills they will need to make that transition successful. Throughout a student’s whole time here at CH-CH, he or she will be known well by every teacher…and this understanding serves as yet another layer of support in the learning process.

Office Hours

Another avenue of support for students are our daily office hours. All teachers are available in their classrooms or office during this period and students are encouraged (and at times, required) to see their instructors with any questions or difficulties they might be encountering. Students entering the 9th grade are required to attend office hours blocks daily; as students demonstrate progress in their academics they are given the opportunity to choose which teachers to see during this time. For our upperclassmen, office hours are designed to mimic what they will find at the college and university level, which allows students to develop the time management and self-advocacy skills they will need when moving on to the next stage in their education.

Grade Level Teams

Each grade level, 9-12, has a core group of faculty who form the grade level team. Each student’s advisor is a member of this team which meets weekly to discuss academic concerns, social programming, and class issues. This type of frequent, close communication between and among the faculty about students ensures that any difficulties are addressed in a timely manner and students have the opportunity to be supported throughout the learning process.

The Advantage of 75 Minute Classes

"Office Hours are one of the most helpful things here at CH-CH.  It gives me a chance to talk to my teachers one-on-one every day."

Nick S. '15

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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.