Classes at CH-CH are stimulating and challenging. Learning is designed to be engaging and creative, playing to each student's strengths. In our classrooms, students grow in self-confidence and learn to push themselves to reach their full potential by tapping into their different “intelligences.” 

Our work with students is inspired by Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University, who developed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Dr. Gardner proposes that there are nine “intelligences” that schools need to stimulate and support. At CH-CH, teachers design lessons that tap into the range of these intelligences.

Multiple Intelligences at CH-CH

Multiple Intelligences Strategies in the Classroom:

List of 9 items.

  • For Existential learners

    Make a poster of "My Beliefs" in French class
    Create an art installation to represent the plight of the homeless in AP Studio Art
  • For Interpersonal learners

    Critique a fellow student's work
    Role play a conversation with Martin Luther King Jr. in US History
  • For Intrapersonal learners

    Look at the painting The Trail of Tears and discuss the emotions evoked in US History
    Keep a character journal for MacBeth
  • For Kinesthetic learners

    Toss a “vocabulary ball” in French class
    Take “Alexander the Great's March to the Indus” in World Civilization
  • For Logical-Mathematical learners

    Perform Newton's experiments in physics
    Survey your classmates about their food preferences and create a pie chart in Spanish class
  • For Musical learners

    Compose lyrics for a rap about covalent bonding in chemistry
    Sing portions of Les Misérables when learning about the French Revolution in World Civilization
  • For Naturalistic learners

    Perform temperature experiments in the snow in chemistry
    Discover mathematical patterns in the natural world using the Golden Mean in algebra
  • For Verbal-Linguistic learners

    Interview a local artist for your sculpture class
    Write a digestion skit in biology
  • For Visual-Spatial learners

    Create a flip book of the neuron dendrite exchange in biology
    Develop a storyboard for a cartoon version of The Catcher in the Rye in English

The Components of MI

Our teachers provide meaningful learning opportunities that engage the nine intelligences within each discipline, creating multiple paths to mastery. Our teachers offer a variety of activities and assessments so that each student has many opportunities to excel while developing a deep understanding of the material and skills needed for success in college. Our “multiple intelligences” approach is the CH-CH difference!

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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.