My son has been attending CHA since the 6th grade and is now a Junior. While the tuition is a bit expensive, you get financial aid and the possiblities there are endless. My son has a high level of self asteem with the college prep classes and the mandatory athletics he is growing into a wonderful spoken, well rounded young man! CHA forever!!
I love Chestnut Hill Academy because the school has a great academic program that exceeds the standards.The school is diverse and promotes strong moral character and integrity not just from the students but the staff as well.I love how extra curricular activities are not seem as obsolete or just for a select few that show potential ,but its for everyone and not just simply optional.The school realizes that its important to be well rounded and also healthy physically and mentally so its mandatory.Which is great because it gives the students an opportunity to be exposed to a sport they may never have had a chance before to experience.
This school is awesome in all ways. The teachers and all faculty are supportive and nice.
This is our first year at CHA. We have two boys now attending and I have to say it is the best move that we have made. Both of the boys LOVE the school. They offer a complete and challenging curriculum along with a great sports program. Sports are mandatory for middle and upper school boys which extends their school day. I like the all boy environment but am also happy with the fact that the upper school has coed classes with Springside. CHA is a perfect school for boys in all aspects. It is disciplined enough yet allows boys to be boys. We couldn't have found a better school for our boys.
CHA is the very best gift we could give to our son. It is a wonderful school for boys. If your son loves sports or music or art or robotics or nature...CHA is the #1.
Academically, CHA is a very fine school. For its size, it provides a generous selection within the traditional Math/English/Science/History/Language subjects, offering a LARGE variety of challenging AP/Honors courses. Compared to other small schools, CHA also boasts stellar sports teams, especially the baseball program, which in the last decade has produced 2 major leaguers (Mike Koplove still plays for Arizona), and 2 other players earning prestigious Division-I scholarships (both are expected to make professional teams as well). My only gripes: Firstly, despite a large art department and large performance music department, there are few music classes that non-instrument-players may take. Lastly, the athletic department has participation requirements that all incoming students should plan ahead on. Also, this isn't a complaint, but be aware CHA had a rulebreaking problem recently, and a crackdown on troublemakers came into effect this fall. Overall, a 'B+/A-' school!
Excellent academically with outstanding art program. Excellent sports as well. Culturally diverse in lower school but less in upper school. Great parent involvement. Great access for parents to administration and faculty. College preparatory school for boys and then co-ed classes in upper school with Springside School across the road. Middle school strict and sometimes not creative.
Chestnut Hill Academy was a great school for me as a minority. It prepared me for college and I am very grateful for that.
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