McTernan Centennial Library

The McTernan Centennial Library is not just the information hub for our school, it is a place with both quiet and collaborative study spaces, and the most cutting edge technology for 21st century learners. Comfortable chairs allow our students to relax as they conduct research; engage in peer tutoring or collaborate on projects-- -and develop a love of literature and books. Thanks to a student-run innovation project, our library now offers a café with snacks and drinks. Our gifted library staff helps our students navigate through our collection of 20,000 fiction and nonfiction books and ebooks, also supplemented by a variety of additional digital sources. As the core of our school, all of our students use the library regularly.

Our Library Staff share great books with our students.  They help them develop strong reading skills, and a taste for the pure pleasure of reading.

Lower Schoolers attend weekly library classes, which feature research instruction and “Author of the Month” storytimes. Middle Schoolers frequently come to the library to find resources for Declamations and research projects. Upper Schoolers visit the library for research and to enjoy the number of quiet study and resource areas. All of our students let their imaginations wander as they explore our vibrant collection and select books for the pure pleasure of reading.

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Chase Collegiate School
565 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708
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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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