What Distinguishes Chapin?

Chapin distinguishes itself by being thoughtful in all that concerns us -- in our curriculum, in our programs and in our traditions. Bravely and Rightly we seek to discover meaning in our past, while building new traditions that will keep the flame of this splendid school shining bright and clear for those who 'may take our places and wear the beloved green.'

Dr. Patricia T. Hayot, Head of School

Why an All-Girls' School?

At a girls’ school, girls are the presidents and vice presidents of student government, they are the entire robotics team and they are the first to have their hands raised to solve a quadratic equation. At Chapin, each athlete, editor-in-chief, performer, poet and peer leader is a girl. Girls have complete access to every aspect of school life. Every day, Chapin girls practice the essential skills that will allow them to thrive and lead in the world beyond their K-12 experience.

  • Girls who attend all-girls’ schools outscore their co-ed counterparts on the SAT by an average of 28 to 43 points
  • Nearly 100% of girls’ school grads go on to college
  • Three times as many alumnae of girls’ schools plan to become engineers
  • Girls’ school students spend more hours a week doing homework, attending study groups, tutoring others, and working with their teachers than co-ed school students.

For more information on girls' schools and their myriad benefits, please visit the National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) website by clicking here.

Our Program

Chapin’s college-preparatory curriculum focuses on the total development of each student, from her academic progress to her social and emotional health. Through the liberal arts, athletics and clubs, fine and performing arts and enriching social activities, a Chapin education challenges the minds of students while providing the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, creativity, intellectual achievement and an understanding of the power of empathy and compassion.