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Our Community

The Chase Collegiate School Community is made up of teachers, students, parents, alumni, grandparents, former faculty, friends, and community leaders to name a few.

Our challenging classroom experience is integrated with a variety of opportunities for self discovery and cultural enrichment through trips, collaboration, speakers and guests.   At Chase we are proud to live our mission daily. 

  Chase Collegiate School:
A community whose role models
instill courage, confidence and compassion in every student.

While Chase does not require community service within its curriculum, its place in the culture of the School is strong. Below are a number of activities that our students have participated in over the past few years. 

Upper School

ASCONN Autism Awareness Days -Volunteers needed to paint faces hand out flyers and direct participants to the event and/or collect donations; Transportation needed

Bristol Secret Santa Society -100 toys for 100 children were collected by the Spanish Club

Carolyn’s Place, Waterbury -Yard clean-up

Children’s Community School, Waterbury -Painted exterior doors, paint map and games on black top and collected more than 100 pairs of mittens for students during 2010 Holiday Season

Great American Bake Sale -Raised funds to help end childhood hunger

Head Start Program in Bristol -Collected hats and mittens for every child


Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research -Raised awareness and funds for research, outreach, advocacy and programs

Naugatuck River Revival, Naugatuck -Cleaned walking trail alongside the river & pulled trash out from river

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury - Collected items for teenagers during the Holiday Season

Salvation Army -Annual Ringing of the Bells for Chase Seniors; A tradition for over 30 years!


St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen and Shelter -Life is Delicious – cook and serve meals for those currently without a home and organized donation collection

Watertown Land Trust, Inc., Watertown - Cleaned trails, painted picnic tables, put up trail markers 


Middle School

Connecticut River Watershed Council - Annual Community Cleanup of the Connecticut River


Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministry (GWIM) and St. John's Parish Soup Kitchen/food bank -Serve food to members of the community in soup kitchen and assembled emergency food supplies for food bank


Aid for Aids Orphans - Knitting for Africa - knitted squares to be sewn into blankets

Lower School

Children’s Community School, Waterbury, CT - Winter boots, toothbrushes and educational games collected for donation


Food Bank, Greater Waterbury, CT - Food drive


Kondwa School, Zambia, Africa fundraising for capital projects at the Kondwa Centre for Orphans in the capital city of Lusaka. The school's latest efforts have funded the purchase of seeds and fruit trees so the Center can grow food needed to feed its students.


Rainbow House- donation tree during holidays

School wide

National Green Cup Challenge to Reduce Campus Energy Consumption

McTernan Community Service Project - Fulton Park Clean Up


Amazing Chase charity component:

  • Children’s Community School
  • Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Children’s Clinic
  • Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski (CMAK) Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation


Buddy Class Program
One of the unique attributes of a PreK through Grade 12 school is the opportunity for interaction and sharing across grades in Lower, Middle, and Upper School. A signature program at Chase is the "Buddy Class Program" which pairs Upper and Middle School classes with those in the Lower School. For instance, Grade 12 is paired with Grade 5, Grade 11 with Grade 4, Grade 10 with Grade 3 and so on.  While the students in Lower School may be assumed to reap most of the benefits from these pairings, the fact is that the learning works both ways. Our Upper and Middle School students learn patience, commitment and the importance of being a role model, while our Lower School students gain confidence and benefit from interaction with the older students.


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