Chase Collegiate School

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Chase Collegiate School
Cease not to learn until thou cease to live
565 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, Connecticut 06708
United States
Coordinates 41°32′51″N 73°03′59″W / 41.54755°N 73.0664°W / 41.54755; -73.0664Coordinates: 41°32′51″N 73°03′59″W / 41.54755°N 73.0664°W / 41.54755; -73.0664
Funding type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Nonsectarian
Founded 1865 (1865) (Collegiate); 1912 (1912) (McTernan)
Locale Midsize suburb
CEEB Code 070850
NCES School ID 00233283[1]
Headmistress Polly Peterson
Teaching staff 45.3 (FTE)
Grades Pre-K – 12
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment 402 (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 8.6
Campus size 47 acres (190,000 m2)
Color(s) Green and white         
Nickname Highlanders
Yearbook Salmagundi
Endowment $13,340,132.33
Tuition $6,400–$16,900 (Pre-K); $19,900–$35,900 (K–12) (as of 2014)

Chase Collegiate School is a highly selective non-religious private day school offering education for children from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The school is on a 47-acre (190,000 m2) campus[3] at 565 Chase Parkway in Waterbury.

As of 2015, the enrollment was 276 students: 61 Lower School (age 3 pre-kindergarten through 5th grade), 75 Middle School (6th through 8th grades), and 140 Upper School (high school).

Average faculty tenure is 14 years. Of the 40 faculty, many hold masters' or doctorate degreess.[3]


Chase is a co-educational school formed by the merger of two single-sex schools. The first was a girls' school established in 1865 as Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies, later St. Margaret's School for Girls. The second was a boys' school established in 1912 as the McTernan School for Boys. Upon merging in 1972, the combined school was called St. Margaret's-McTernan, until being renamed to Chase Collegiate School in 2005.[2]

Notable alumni


  • Porter J. Goss ’51 - former Florida Congressman and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Elizabeth Ritter ’69 - Connecticut State Representative[4]




  1. "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Chase Collegiate School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "History and Origins". Waterbury, Connecticut: Chase Collegiate School. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Quick Facts". Waterbury, Connecticut: Chase Collegiate School. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 

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