It’s a Chapin Tradition. Every year, Chapin’s student leaders—the 8th grade—gather together and leave their literal mark, a thumbprint surrounding the Chapin C with their name underneath.
The thumbprint marks the beginning of their final year at Chapin, which is the culmination of all the hard work they put in to prepare to be successful at the most prestigious high schools in the country. It also symbolizes the bond between all of our students—past, current, and future—and the Chapin community. As they charge ahead into the future, they always will have the foundations Chapin helped them build.