The Chase Collegiate School Community is made up of teachers, students, parents, alumni, grandparents, former faculty, friends, and community leaders to name a few.
The challenging classroom experience is integrated with a variety of opportunities for self discovery, cultural enrichment through trips, collaboration, speakers and guests. At Chase we are proud to live our mission daily in areas of developing a lifelong passion for learning, personal achievement and contribution to community.
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.
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
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
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
Rainbow House- donation tree during holidays
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 Pre-K3 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.
The Lower School and the Children's Community School in Waterbury,
have had a working association for a number of years. Chase recently received a grant from the Elisha Leavenworth Foundation to support partnership projects. Children in both schools are pen pals and visit to share cultural art events and grade level activities. For the last five years, Chase has had a "sister' school at Kondwa Centre in Lusaka, Zambia, and students, teachers and current families have worked to raise money to support this school for orphans. With these donations, Kondwa Centre has built bathrooms, provided a water filtration system, and helped to secure land for the development of a primary
school. The school's latest efforts have funded the purchase of seeds and fruit trees so that Kondwa Center will be able to grow some of the food needed to feed its students.