CHA 1st Grade boys at listening station

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 28 teaching staff (Teachers, Specialists, and Substitutes), comprised of 3 men and 25 women. 68% of our teaching staff and 100% of the leadership team have Master’s Degrees. On average, our certified teachers have 10 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 meets 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, a computer lab, a library, an art studio, a 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 that encompasses service-learning projects and philanthropy.
  • Specialist Classes: Art, Computer Science, Music, 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