Chapin Upper School Art Teacher, Tanya Vail, is featured in today's Town Topics Newspaper "Profiles in Education". Here's an excerpt:
"Vail emphasized the positive environment for art and education at Chapin. Noting the character development program and the focus on every individual and that individual’s needs, she observed, 'I’ve never worked in a place where the faculty is so dedicated to what is good for the students.
'This is a special place. It gives students the kind of freedom they need, setting the bar high and saying, ‘This is what we expect. As long as you do this, we can work together. We’re going to trust you.’ I see a level of maturity in kids that graduate from here that I’ve never seen in any other middle school.'"