One of Chapin’s Three C’s is Curriculum, and so much of our curriculum is on display in the classrooms, labs, art rooms, music rooms and all of the various learning spaces at Chapin. You may find students naming their avatar on the iPad, discussing the digestive system in the science lab, understanding geometric shapes in first grade, and so much more. Our curriculum is learning brought to life—discussed, debated, lived, practiced, and any way that a child learns and prepares for future learning.
The best way to learn more about Chapin School Princeton is to visit our campus. We invite you to tour our campus, visit classrooms, meet our teachers and students, and learn first-hand what makes Chapin School Princeton such a special community.
Community is one of Chapin's three C's, and one of the best ways our community comes together is through family groups. Family groups consist of students from Pre-K Explorers through Grade Eight working together, and all of the faculty, coming together in small groups to help others, have fun, and get to know each other. This is our first family group meeting of the year and pretty soon will see Lower School students "high-fiving" their Upper School family group members as the walk through the hallway!
At this month's All-School Meeting, Mrs. Pasteris brought the entire 8th grade to the stage, and also invited the kindergarten and 1st grade to sit with them. Mrs. Pasteris explained the significance of the 8th graders putting their thumbprints on the Chapin C, and how that helps to show "who we are" and "what we do" at Chapin.
Chapin 4th Grader Speaks About Perseverance at a haunted house.
Halloween at Chapin is always spoooktacular fun! From the costumes to the PA treats, class parties, parades and the faculty skit, Chapin really knows how to embrace the spooky spirit of the day.
4th graders summarizing in their own words what they are reading. The art of summarizing a reading passage—of any length—is one of the most important skills a student can learn. This is one of the ways our brain processes what we hear and read, and the better the summary the better the understanding.
6th grade has also started designing bridges, using the Halloween “favorite” candy corn as the main component
Third graders design a bridge that is strong enough to hold an object while tall and wide enough to allow the DASH robot to pass through. Check back for more when construction is done and they can test their creations.
As part of their study of shapes and to get ready for Halloween, Pre-K Explorers designed and created a very spooky Halloween Pumpkin.