Chase‘s Design Thinking Curriculum supports the following principles:

  • Our design-thinking culture embraces risk and failure as part of the learning process.
  • Empathy is the first step for solving any problem.
  • Making connections is critical for collaboration.
  • Our teachers nurture grit in their students.
  • Learning happens when questions are relevant and problems are meaningful.

How are we different from other independent schools?

Chase students:

  • Learn to ask essential questions.
  • Are presented with a curriculum that integrates design thinking with traditional subjects.
  • Learn to stand in front of a crowd and speak articulately and confidently.
  • Share the culture of a caring community.
  • Practice and internalize time management.
  • Are taught to advocate for themselves.

How are we similar?

  • We provide academic excellence.
  • We offer a low student-teacher ratio in each grade.
  • Students have the opportunity to explore topics, arts, athletics and clubs that interest them.

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Chase Collegiate School
565 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 236-9500

Pre K

Chase’s PreK program will give your child the freedom to explore the world and the structure to become an active, involved learner who is prepared for Kindergarten.

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Lower School

In this safe, nurturing private elementary school, our students explore, take risks and innovate.

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Middle School

The bedrock of this success in this private middle school is the atmosphere of support and trust. At Chase, we honor each student and help them achieve their personal best, through an intensive, daily advisory program.

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Upper School

This private high school gives its students the tools to develop into lifelong learners and innovative thinkers, prepared for the changing landscape of the 21st century. Upon graduation, Chase students are well prepared for college and life beyond.

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Innovation at Chase

We’ve integrated innovation and design thinking into our traditional curriculum – and created three high and low-tech design labs on campus, providing students the knowledge and space to chart their own course in terms of their approach to a project and the outcome they produce.

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