Learning through Drama

One of the distinctive highlights of the Lower School is an annual musical play, written by our teachers and inspired by a theme or subject our students learn in the classroom. Recent plays include “Looking Backward to Look Forward: 150 Years of Chase Collegiate School” and “Living Green in Chase Forest.”

These plays bring history, science or nature vividly to life through humor and song. Our students say that they passed a test in the Middle School because they remember singing about the subject while in the Lower School. While honing their dramatic skills, our students also build strong self-confidence, expand their public speaking abilities and experience the joy that is brought forth through dramatic exploration.



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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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