CHA 2nd Grade Girl in Tech Lab

At a Glance

Established: 1998.

Grades: Kindergarten – Fifth Grade.

School Type: Independent, secular, co-educational day school.

Enrollment: 243 students in 2019-20. 

Accreditations: OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction). NCES ID A0110106

Affiliations: WFIS (WA Federation of Independent Schools). NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools). CHA is a ‘Leader in Me’ School and holds King County ‘Sustaining Level’ Green School status.

Head of School: Holly Senaga, B.A., M.A.Ed. Administration, M.A.Ed. Creative Arts and Learning

Assistant Head of School: Derek Heinz, B.A., M.A.Ed. Administration

Director of Student Services: Monique Stuart-German, B.A., B.S., M.S. Child and Family Development.

Director of Technology and Communication: Sarah Morlidge, B.A.Sc., M.Ed. Educational Technology

Faculty: There are 24 teaching staff (Teachers and Specialists), comprised of 3 men and 21 women. 17 of our teaching staff have Master’s Degrees. On average, our certified teachers have 8.88 years of teaching experience.

Student-to-teacher ratio: An average class size is 15. The ratio during prime instruction blocks is typically lower, as Instructional Assistants support differentiated instruction during Math and Language Arts. 

Campus: Our campus is located in Factoria, just off the I-90 and 405.

Hours of Operation: The CHA Campus is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten meets 5 days a week, 8:30-3:00. 1st-5th Grade meet 5 days a week, 8:30-3:30. Before and after school care available daily for all children enrolled in our Extended Day program.

School Colors: Reflective Blue and Forest Green.

School Mascot: The Chipmunk.

Facilities: An all-weather surface soccer field, playground, large play unit, buildings include a cafeteria, two science labs, computer lab, a library, an art studio, yoga room and a gymnasium.

Technology: A fully connected campus, maintaining a high-speed Ethernet network and Internet connection, Windows 10 throughout campus, computers in all classrooms, a fully equipped technology lab with 2 3D printers, Surface tablets for all 4th and 5th Grade students, projectors, document cameras and interactive whiteboards in every classroom.

PTA: The school has a very active parent body called CHAPTER (CHA Parents and Teachers Ensuring Results).

Curriculum: CHA offers an accelerated and differentiated curriculum which encompasses service learning projects and philanthropy.

Specialist Classes: Art, Music, Technology, Spanish, Library Science, and Physical Education.

Extracurricular Classes: More than twenty onsite after school classes are offered.

Before and After School Care: CHA is open from 7 - 6 all year round except for public holidays.

Non-Discriminatory Statement: Chestnut Hill Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.

Tax ID: 04-2949680