Public speaking is central to a Chase education.


Students learn to tap into the power of their voice at an early age, gaining skill and confidence as each year builds upon the previous.

Imagine working on one skill that--once you improve it--will raise your value by 50 percent. The one skill is public speaking. ~Warren Buffet
source Inc. Magazine, Jan 5, 2017

In both formal and informal settings, students of all grade levels are presented with opportunities to share ideas, hold the attention of a group and debate and discuss thoughts. The goal is to provide a challenging, yet safe environment where students reach beyond what they know to be their capabilities. Working at this edge helps students to find their true potential and sets them on a path to be leaders in their chosen fields.

Students and alumni consider the integration of Public Speaking throughout the Chase curriculum as one of the most empowering components of their Chase education.

Signature programs include Fifth Grade Capstone Speeches, the 7th & 8th Grade Declamation Competitions, Freshman Forum, Sophomore Symposium and Senior Speeches.

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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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