Is there a deadline to apply?
CHS has rolling admissions. Applications can be submitted throughout the year and acceptance is based on space availability.
How long does the application process take?
The length of time involved in the application process depends almost entirely on how soon the applicant's file is completed. Once a file is complete, the Admissions Committee is convened and decisions are usually communicated to families within two weeks.
What is the birthday cut-off for kindergarten?
CHS maintains a guideline that applicants should be age five by August 31 to apply for kindergarten. There are some rare exceptions based on information gathered in the application and testing process. Private screenings with each applicant take 20-30 minutes and help to ensure that our kindergarten program is a good match for each child's developmental needs.
What is the availability of a spot in a particular grade?
Families are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office to find out about a specific grade level. When classes fill up, we maintain a wait pool, giving first priority to students with siblings already in CHS.
How many students are there per classroom?
CHS has an average classroom size of 17 students.
Is the school accredited?
CHS is fully accredited through NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) and a candidate school with CESA.
What are the faculty qualifications?
Over 65% of all faculty and administration have earned an advanced degree in either education or their specific teaching area. All lower school faculty members hold at least a Bachelors Degree in elementary education. All teachers are certified or are working towards their certification in Connecticut. All upper school faculty members have a degree in their specific subject area of discipline and most are certified in Connecticut or in the state in which they went to college.
What textbooks are used in the classrooms?
CHS does not use a specific curriculum but rather selects from various publishers. Each text is carefully selected on the basis of content and appropriateness for each course and/or grade level. Whether or not the text itself is biblically-based, biblical truths and principals are integrated into every subject area by our teachers.
Can I monitor my child's grades and homework assignments?
CHS uses FACTS, a program designed to give parents and students access to student grades, homework assignments, and attendance records. For FAQs regarding FACTS, please click here.
Do you accept applications from students with diagnosed learning disabilities?
Although CHS has a Learning Center, we cannot accept all students that have learning needs. The purpose of the CHS Learning Center is to provide assistance to students who are struggling academically because of minor learning differences. The content of Learning Center lessons is based on classroom work, teacher input, and student needs. Parental consent is required and parents are charged an additional fee for this service.
Is CHS affiliated with a specific church or denomination?
CHS is not affiliated with any particular church or denomination. We warmly welcome students from a wide variety of church traditions. Our current families represent over 90 churches and congregations.
What is the average SAT score at CHS?
With an average SAT score over 80 points higher than area schools and 23 Honors level and AP level courses in our curriculum, our students are well-prepared academically to place in some of the country's finest institutions.
What colleges do CHS graduates get accepted into?
Since our first graduating Class of 1984, over 99% of our graduates have matriculated to a variety of colleges and universities throughout the world. For example, graduates have been accepted to Dartmouth, M.I.T., McGill (Canada), Cambridge (England), William & Mary, Gordon, Taylor, U.S. Naval Academy, Boston College, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University and many more. Please view our high school profile for the most recent information.
How is the decision to accept a student made?
The criteria for admittance is multi-faceted. All information gleaned from the applicant’s admission file is carefully considered when making an admission decision. CHS is sincerely concerned for the proper placement of each child and whether or not we have the resources available to help them succeed academically.
How can I find out about the status of my child's application?
You can easily access your password-protected online application to check the status or you can call or email the Admissions Office with any questions (203.590.6115 or Erin Aiken, Director of Admissions at email@example.com).