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Waltham, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
CH-CH is home to a diverse group of students from a multitude of states and countries who share the desire and potential to achieve greater academic success, while our experienced, dedicated and creative faculty shares the responsibility of teaching the way our students learn. CH-CH students find a learning environment that is academically challenging and innovative, coupled with the option of receiving additional academic help within our cohesive Skills and Academic Support program. All aspects of life at CH-CH, from weekly teacher-written progress reports to an individualized approach to college counseling, are student-centered. Our encouraging, compassionate and supportive community climate fosters leadership, respect, creative thinking and independence in our students. The primary focus of our active curriculum and environment is to successfully prepare our students for college, and beyond. We are dedicated to differentiated classroom instruction, and have developed a “multiple intelligences” approach to teaching and learning which allows us to focus on providing students with a range of engaging learning opportunities – both in and out of the classroom.
785 Beaver Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
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Summary: As noted in our curriculum guide, "Every day we strive to inspire our students to discover their talents and to leverage these talents to learn new skills and content. In many ways our classrooms have become more like laboratories than lecture halls, places where students engage actively in the process of discovery as they produce works of literature, science, and art.
Along with our approach to teaching and learning, we believe that the curriculum we offer at CH-CH has the potential to transform our students as thinkers and learners. In keeping with our appreciation of diversity, our curriculum is remarkably rich for a small college preparatory school. At the beginning levels, we introduce students to foundational skills and content across the disciplines so that they will emerge prepared not only to succeed but also to delight in the electives they choose as juniors and seniors."
Department Director: Josh Bubar
Average Class Size: 10
Full Time Teachers: 35
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 55.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1
Number of AP Courses Offered: 3
Notable Achievements: Offer certificate of advanced study - math/science, Offer certificate of advanced study in the arts, Offer a variety of independent study options
Department Director: Lori White
Number of Dorms: 3
Average Students Per Dorm: 30
No. of Girls Dorms: 2
No. of Boys Dorms: 1
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: Our students pursue interests, bond with classmates, contribute to the community, and have fun with a variety of activities during the class day, which includes a meeting period for student clubs. Clubs include Drama, Student Government, Amnesty International, International Student Organization, Students of Color Alliance, and the Gay/Straight Alliance.
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Summary: Students have several opportunities to participate in mandatory afternoon activities. We offer traditional interscholastic sports, as well as fitness training and less traditional options such as badminton and rock climbing. Other activities may include robotics, newspaper, drama, and tech crew. Seasoned athletes, as well as those trying a sport for the first time, have the opportunity to participate, develop their skills, and enjoy the camaraderie of being on a team.
The arts enrich the CH-CH experience both as academic courses and as co-curricular activities. In the visual arts, courses are offered in photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, art history, and studio art. The most dedicated artists can pursue our concentrated program to earn a Certificate of Distinction in Visual Art. In the performing arts, students choose from a variety of courses, such as Fundamentals of Theatre Arts, Chorus, and Cultures of Hip Hop and Rock & Roll Music. Through the Drama Program, students have the opportunity to participate in three major shows during the year, including one musical.
Arts Department Director: Cindy Ludlam
Athletics Department Director: Lori White
Department Director: Brooke Fincke
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
"When I was looking at schools, I noticed CH-CH’s diversity right away. When I visited campus for the first time, everyone knew my name – I felt welcomed. The community was what made me choose it."
-TaCora, Class of 2012, Newark, NJ
Summary: RUNNING BROOK DAY CAMP provides boys & girls, ages 3-12, a safe & caring camp experience that encourages them to do what they do best: play! We provide an environment that de-emphasizes competition & encourages active participation through group activity & cooperative play. Low staff-to-camper ratio allows us to get to know each camper individually, providing the structure and care needed for a wonderful summer! Our goal is to help kids to grow in physical & social confidence, & to have fun along the way! Running Brook is a place where kids laugh, play, learn & grow. We welcome you to contact us for a visit & to learn more about this coming summer!
RUNNING BROOK DAY CAMP’S LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM is a structured, goal-oriented program for motivated, rising 8th and 9th graders who want to become leaders & learn the skills necessary for working with young children. LTPs are assigned to younger camper groups, or as an assistant to an activity specialist during the first half of the camp day. LTPs receive direct feedback & supervision from group counselors or specialist to whom they are assigned, & from the LTP Director. In the afternoons, LTPs reconvene as a group & can participate in the regular camp activities. Time is also spent debriefing and processing experiences with campers in the mornings, engaging in team-building activities & discussion on leadership styles.
ASPEN ADVENTURES is a co-ed program combining on & off-campus adventure opportunities for campers ages 10-18. Aspen provides young people with an exciting camp experience while offering opportunities to build self-confidence & a sense of community. Participants learn outdoor skills in a supportive atmosphere that fosters & encourages friendship, trust & interdependence. It is the hope of Aspen Adventures that the finite summer camp experience becomes a deeply positive influence, impacting participants for a lifetime.
SUMMER SPEAK – English Language Learners Program.
FOR MORE INFO: http://summer.chch.org/
Department Director: Jim Bellanca
June 25, 2012 to August 24, 2012
RUNNING BROOK DAY CAMP provides boys & girls, ages 3-12, a safe & caring camp experience that encourages them to do what they do best: play! We welcome you to contact us for a visit & to learn more about this coming summer!
Registration Deadline: June 25, 2012
Financial Aid Available: No
ASPEN ADVENTURES is a co-ed program combining on & off-campus adventure opportunities for campers ages 10-18. Aspen provides young people with an exciting camp experience while offering opportunities to build self-confidence & a sense of community.
June 30, 2012 to July 29, 2012
Non-native English-speaking students will improve skills, focusing on fluency, pronunciation & cultural interaction. The curriculum focuses on integrating language skills & learning takes place with trips in New England & NYC. Daily goals challenge students to work towards their potentials.
Registration Deadline: June 29, 2012
Financial Aid Available: No
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