About The Chapin School
Elementary, Middle, High School
The Chapin School is dedicated to empowering a diverse, ambitious, and resolute community of young women to thrive and lead in their world. Guided by our motto, Fortiter et Recte, Chapin considers bravery, compassion, service, and respect for self and others to be fundamental values. We believe that equity, inclusion, and collaboration are critical to personal growth. By advancing and deepening each student’s agency, confidence, and resilience within an affirming and joyful learning environment, Chapin strives to ensure that each student is emboldened to pursue distinction as a leader and contributing citizen.
Why an All-Girls' School?
At historically all-girls’ schools, 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.
Chapin's Transgender and Non-Binary Student Statement
Chapin considers applications from any student who identifies as a girl, and we remain devoted to the education and leadership of girls and young women. Recent updates to our policies focus on support for our students who come to understand that they do not identify as girls after joining the Chapin community. Every student and their family should feel they fully belong at Chapin; no student will be asked to leave because of their gender identity. We recognize that all of our students will develop a deeper sense of self in a number of ways during their Chapin years. We continually teach and encourage our students to use their authentic voices and to affirm and support each other’s efforts to do so. Our educators, administrators, and trustees are committed to an inclusive community and a successful future for each and every one of our students. Expecting and requiring respect for all remains an essential element of our commitment to diversity.
COVID-19 Admission Adjustments
How are you adjusting your admission process?
Chapin offered a virtual process for the 2020-2021 admissions season. At present time, we plan to do the same for the upcoming admissions season but will communicate any changes should they arise with our applicant families and on our website.
Are both parents expected to attend tours/presentations? yes
What is expected of families?
For the previous questions, if the student has two parents/guardians, we would require both parents/guardians to attend.
The interview and student visit are dependent on the grade to which they apply.
News & Community
- Black @ Chapin (Instagram)
- New York City Private Schools Grapple With Black Students’ Painful Experiences (The Wall Street Journal)
- The Chapin School Announces New Head of School (National Coalition of Girls' Schools)
- NYC Has 22 Of The Nation's Best STEM High Schools, Newsweek Finds (Patch, New York)
- Ballooning state aid for private schools subsidized teacher salaries at some of NYC’s most expensive private schools (New York Daily News)
- Construction on Upper Crust Chapin School Riles Neighbors (School Construction News)
- When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools (The Atlantic)
Nothing from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2022.