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Food Program

Our chefs are dedicated to feeding the next generation of foodies, and ordering school lunch is a wonderful one way to nourish your child, encourage them to take “adventure bites”, and explore different food cultures. Parents have the option of ordering school lunch or sending in a packed lunch if preferred, and we have a staggered lunch schedule for different grade levels, with kindergarten eating in their classrooms and 1st through 5th grade dining in the Café.If you want to see what we're having for lunch today or this month, visit our Calendar page.




At Chestnut Hill Academy, students enjoy nutritionally balanced, attractive meals prepared from scratch in our on-site commercial kitchen. Our menu features a wide range of multicultural food items to represent and reflect different food cultures as an extension of the diversity awareness activities that are engaged in at school. Your student can bring a packed lunch from home, or you can order a school lunch using the order form on this page.  

Lunches cost $7.50 if you place your order before the deadline on the order form. Milk is provided free of charge. A vegetarian option is available for every lunch, and our school follows a nut-safe policy in recognition of the prevalence of peanut and tree nut allergies.

The order form will close on the published deadline and we will not accept late orders. For those parents who choose not to order, and send their child to school without a packed lunch, the price of the meal we provide for your child will be $10.

Monthly payment will be drafted by ACH on the first of the month following for CHA families. Non CHA families attending camp and faculty can pay by credit card  Refunds will be issued if your child is sick and stays home, but not if your child decides they don’t want to eat the lunch you ordered for them.

If you have any questions about the menu, the ordering process, or billing, please email the Chef

Chefs - Liam & Mark

What is ”Eatiquette”?

Coined by James Beard, “Dean of American cookery”, Eatiquette is based on a simple concept: give children a lovely meal and create high expectations, meaning set real silverware, plates, and cups along with a refined menu and they will eat. We will strive to teach the students basic table manners, which include but are not limited to: 

  • Come to the table with clean hands, sit properly in your chair and remain seated while eating. 
  • Use “please” and “thank you”, and use a soft voice in the cafeteria.
  • Choose appropriate meal topics. Do not interrupt when someone else is talking.
  • Chew with your mouth closed and do not talk with food in your mouth.
  • Remember to separate out compost, garbage, and recycling after you are finished eating.
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