About Chapin

Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Chapin’s website! I encourage you to explore its many pages and features to learn more about a Chapin education, and how our girls discover within themselves the power to lead lives of curiosity, empathy and happiness.

Chapin’s rich educational tradition dates back to 1901, when Maria Bowen Chapin founded the school. Our mission is to prepare a diverse and talented community of young women to thrive and lead in a global society through a dedication to academic excellence, personal integrity and community responsibility. Our young women are artists, athletes, computer programmers, engineers, musicians and physicists, often at the same time. From Kindergarten to Class 12, they all share a home at 100 East End Avenue, which encourages collaboration and life-long friendships and vibrates with their warmth and energy.

That energy also comes from our exceptional faculty. Experts in their field who constantly strive to be even better, Chapin teachers encourage students to become self-directed learners who value the process of learning as much as the end result. Faculty members also work closely with students as advisors, mentors and coaches, nurturing the girls’ social, emotional and physical well-being.

Whether you’d like to explore our curriculum from Kindergarten to Class 12, learn more about our arts program or step in to an English class, you will find in these pages that Chapin is a school where young women blossom, and to which they often return.

Thank you for your interest in Chapin, and I hope to see you here soon.


Patricia T. Hayot, PhD
Head of School

100 East End Avenue

New York, NY 10028


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