Orchard Middle School 
Merit Scholarships


Merit-based scholarships are available to new students entering Middle School grades 5, 6, 7, or 8. Students are invited to apply who exhibit Orchard's core values: trustworthiness, self-discipline, fairness, honesty, respect, friendship, responsibility, compassion, and integrity.

(617) 566-4394 | 428 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Grow today, transform tomorrow


Connect with us to learn more about The Chestnut Hill School and admissions events.

Take the next step

At our Open House you will learn how an exceptional early childhood foundation can set your child ahead.

Your visit to Chestnut Hill will include:

  • Connect with current parents. Ask questions! Learn about the school!
  • Engage with student leaders and hear about their CHS experiences.
  • Discover how we teach academic excellence by challenging students to be curious, consider multiple perspectives, and take positive risks.
  • Learn about exceptional curriculum including violin, building and engineering, Spanish, art, technology/robotics, and athletics.
  • Feel the joy within our vibrant community!

Experience the Chestnut Hill School
At Open House | November 3, 11 AM - 1 PM

Skilled Learners

Empathetic Classmates

Empowered Thinkers

Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6


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What would the world be like if we let childhood last a little longer? If we allowed children to think big, and grow slow? If we encouraged individuality while building empathy?


Virtual Parents Panel
January 14
Virtual Parents Panels are an informal opportunity to learn about the admissions process and about CHS by connecting with current parents. This event is for parents only.


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Fall Open House (Sunday, November 7 from 11am-1pm)

Virtual Admissions Coffee Chat (Wednesday, January 5 at 9:30am)

Join us for our November Open House! Our open house events are an opportunity to experience CHS, meet our Head of School, Tamara Schurdak, tour our school and learn more about specific program offerings. The November 7th Open House will be in person with limited entrance tickets available. Registration will be required.

Admissions Virtual Coffees are an informal opportunity to learn about the admissions process and about CHS by connecting with the enrollment team and current parents. You can learn about the steps to admission and to hear about what is currently happening at CHS. These virtual morning events take place at 9:30 AM and are for parents only.

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Summer Tuesday Tours

We are happy to welcome you for in-person tours on select Tuesdays this summer! Tours will begin at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on each of the Tuesdays listed.

  • August 9th

Explore The Chestnut Hill School and learn all that CHS has to offer!

Application Deadline (Tuesday, January 18)

Here, students in preschool through grade 6 grow into intellectually skilled, empathetic, self-empowered young learners.

It’s why Chestnut Hill School students grow into intellectually skilled, empathetic, self-empowered young learners.

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At The Chestnut Hill School, we believe that cultivating this childhood optimism and enduring curiosity can change the world. That's why we don't rush childhood; we embrace it.



Admissions Information Sessions

Open House

Join us for one of our Wednesday Admissions Information Sessions! Information Sessions are an opportunity to learn about CHS and about the admissions process. These events all start at 9 a.m. and will rotate in-person and Zoom every other month.

  • December 14 (On Campus)
  • January 11 (Virtual)

Our open house event is an opportunity to experience CHS. Visitors will get a chance to meet CHS administrators and our impressive faculty. In addition, all prospective families will tour our school with CHS students, parents, or an alum. We look forward to welcoming you to CHS!

  • Sunday, November 6 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
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An independent, all-gender day school for age 3 – grade 6.

As a private school, our academic approach builds perseverance, spurs curiosity, and encourages leadership, developing within students a strong sense of self and belonging that prepares them to excel in their educational journeys.

As children of all cultures and affinities sit side-by-side, deciphering math equations, designing robots, and playing instruments, they cultivate genuine relationships that honor and celebrate the identities and perspectives of others.

At CHS, true learning and confidence come from opportunities to try, to participate, to contribute, and to lead. Teachers empower students to develop their individual voices and take an active role in our community.

From preschool and kindergarten through grade 6, students excel because they are happy, supported, and known. Our thoughtful, balanced curriculum creates students who believe in themselves as learners and problem solvers.