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Chestnut Hill Academy is proud to offer more than outstanding academics. We also feel that it is important for families to come together and feel like an integral part of the community.

"The school is amazing. My son attended 1st through 5th grade and my daughter K - 5. Both LOVED going to school each day. I could not have asked for a stronger, more well rounded foundation for middle school and beyond. My son went on to Eastside Catholic School and thrived - well prepared by CHA for that transition. The CHA community (parents, teachers, staff) are a very tight community. The experience is unmatched."

We begin our school year with the Ice Cream Social in September. At this event students and families to celebrate the beginning of a new school year, visit with the staff, and stop by the classrooms. In September CHAPTER (our parent teacher organization) organizes the annual Walk-a-Thon where we come together to raise money for the school while we get fitter. In the autumn we invite you to join us for the Fall Festival and Halloween Parade, and in the winter we ask you to join us for the Festival of Peace and Light and the Multicultural Fair. In February, CHAPTER organizes our annual auction which is the major fundraising event of the year.


Academic Events hosted by CHA through the year include Curriculum Night which offers parents the chance to visit with the classroom and specialist teachers and learn about the exciting educational opportunities awaiting their students each school year, and Goal-Setting Conferences which are the first Parent-Teacher Conferences.

These meetings occur in September, are approximately 25 minutes in length with your child’s teachers, and will include information about skill group placement and goal-setting for the academic year. During the year you will receive Report Cards and attend Parent-Teacher Conferences, and at the end of the year you will be invited in to school by your child for a Student-Led Conference where you will review your student’s portfolio with them. 

CHAPTER also puts on parenting classes, the Scholastic Book Fair, Social Nights, Family Math Night, and the End of Year Picnic.

Events, Celebrations and Traditions

  • Summer Reading Program
  • Summer Math Books
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Curriculum Night
  • Goal-Setting Conferences
  • Walk-a-thon
  • CHAPTER Meetings
  • Student Council Election
  • Fall Festival
  • Halloween Parade
  • Environmental School
  • Fall Food Drive
  • Book Fair
  • Festival of Peace and Light
  • Bellevue Square Recital
  • Spring Musicals
  • Washington D.C.
  • Open Houses
  • Science Fair
  • Art Show
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Celebrate Success Ceremonies