Chase Collegiate School is an independent day school for students from PreK - Grade 12. Located in Waterbury, our campus is accessible from Route 8 and 84, enabling students from over 40 Connecticut towns to attend. Chase offers an innovative, academically challenging curriculum, a wide range of art, athletic, and music opportunities, small class sizes and a low student to teacher ratio.
Six Important Points
- Partnership differentiates Chase from other school communities.
Children who feel connected to school show up motivated and engaged each day. At Chase, students and teachers build relationships around mutual respect and trust. Teachers know students’ personalities and capabilities; students know that teachers genuinely care and have the time and resources to help them succeed.
- Public speaking is central to a Chase education.
Beginning in PreK, when little ones ask if there are questions or comments after show and tell, Chase has integrated public speaking into every grade level. Signature programs include Fifth Grade Capstone Speeches, the 7th & 8th Grade Declamation Competitions, Freshman Forum, Sophomore Symposium and Senior Speeches.
- Since 1865, we have possessed an unwavering commitment to academic excellence.
Our school was founded on the premise that children deserve a wide, high and strong liberal education and on the belief that the role of school should be teaching children how to learn. A student who is challenged and engaged in his or her academic studies develops a love of learning for a lifetime.
- Chase Collegiate School values and nurtures purposeful balance.
In this day-school setting, students take part in life at home and at school. Teachers encourage students to stretch academically, artistically and athletically. At every grade level, Chase provides students the freedom to explore new ideas and concepts and the structure and discipline to delve deeper into an area of interest.
- Chase emphasizes a culture of learning.
A child who feels self-assured is ready to learn, so we provide students with small class sizes and individual attention. Teachers encourage discussion and provide ample opportunity for all voices to be heard, building trust so students have the courage to take chances, make mistakes and grow past them.
- Chase is proud of its history and traditions.
While integrating today’s best practices and technological advances, Chase honors the basis of its founding: rigorous academics, public speaking, a no-cuts athletics program, family-style meals, theater, choir and service to the community.