Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome to Chapin's website! I encourage you to explore its many pages to learn more about a Chapin education, and how our students 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 students 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.
As you explore our website's pages, you will find 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
Dr. Hayot's Bookshelf
Here is a selection of what our Head of School is reading. Click each title to read more.
- Mrs. Osmond (John Banville)
- Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Roz Chast)
- Women & Power (Mary Beard)
- Go, Went, Gone (Jenny Erpenbeck)
- If Beale Street Could Talk (James Baldwin)
- Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)
- Last Days of Night (Graham Moore)