WELCOME TO CHS!
Christian Heritage School is one of New England’s top Christian Schools, preparing students for competitive universities and equipping them with the life skills needed to become tomorrow’s global leaders. Founded in 1977, there are 420 boys and girls enrolled at CHS.
For the past 3 consecutive years, CHS has been recognized as a “TOP 50 Christian School in the United States” by GreatSchools.com. Located in the town of Trumbull, between New York City and Boston, CHS has an ideal location, with access to 3 international airports and the Metro North train system.
ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND SUCCESS
CHS offers 42 Honors/AP/College level courses, and has excellent Math and Science department. Our students’ SAT course averages were 630 (Verbal) and 620 (Mathematics) for all seniors, while our honors diploma seniors scored and impressive average of 750 (Verbal) and 780 (Mathematics). Having a student to teach ratio of 9:1, 77% of our faculty members hold advanced degrees in their subject. For the past several years, 4 CHS students have been recognized as finalists in the CT State Science and Engineering Fair, winning many top prizes for their projects.
Christian Heritage School believes that learning should be exciting and enjoyable. We believe the best schools find a way to produce incredibly high academic outcomes in a low-stress environment. The school is located in Connecticut, which is known for its exceptional schools. The campus is nicely situated in a tree-filled and ultra-safe suburban community between Yale University and New York City. The CHS faculty are genuinely experts in their fields, and all teachers have a natural desire to mentor their students. CHS offers a strong academic program, including partnerships with University of Connecticut, Syracuse University and Seton Hall University. Each of these colleges allow our faculty to teach their courses on our campus. Our Early University courses can allow our students to finish their first year of university during their 11th and 12th grade years at CHS.
College counseling fosters each student’s growth as they explore their abilities, passions, strengths, and interests through class guidance, assessments, and individualized counseling, including college tour trips. Recent college acceptances include UC Berkeley, Princeton, U Penn, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Cal Tech, NYU, McGill, Duke, Wash U in St. Louis, Pratt, and many other highly-selective colleges and universities.
ATHLETICS, ARTS, AND CLUBS
CHS offers 22 athletic teams, 13 of which are Varsity Sports. 75% of all high school students participate on an inter-scholastic team, including soccer, crossing-country, basketball, volleyball, tennis, baseball, and softball.
Our Visual & Performing Arts are also outstanding, offering several university-credit courses. This year, 3 of our students were selected for all-state band and choir. Our art students have been accepted to top colleges, including CalArts, Pratt, Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
We hope you want to join a club! Here are some that are being offered this year:
Art Club, Basketball (3-on-3) Club, Boys’ Volleyball Club, Bowling Club, Broadway Club, Chess Club, Classic Movie Club, Cooking Club, Spring Musical, Debate Club, Drama Club,
Knightly News Production Club, Math League, Model Congress, Multicultural Student Organization, National Honor Society, Rocketry Club, Technology Club, Travel/History Club, Ukulele Club, Yearbook, Science Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Videography Club, National Honor Society, Web Design Club, Worship Band
ESL AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT
CHS has been enrolling international students since 2007, and has since enrolled students from 17 different countries.
Students who are English language learners may require additional English instruction and academic support. This course provides instruction in grammar, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as assistance with the students’ assignments in their humanities courses. English Lab is required for all first-year international students and all English language learners who have not scored above an 80 on the TOEFL. Students who meet this requirement halfway through the year have an opportunity to exit English Lab after the first semester. Final decision for exemption is made by the Upper School Principal, who reserves the right to place a student in this course at any time during the year.
ORIENTATION AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS
CHS provides an orientation for all new international students the week before school begins. This includes cultural and host family adaptation, school processes and procedures, placement testing, guidance counselor meetings for class scheduling, iPad information, doctor’s appointment/physical, uniform & school supplies shopping, and much, much more. There is also a high school retreat where students make new friends and have activities in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.
CHS international students live with either relatives or host families from our school community. Host families provide a “home away from home” for our international students.
• All host families go through a thorough application process, including background checks, to ensure that students are in a safe and caring environment.
• Host families receive cross-cultural training.
• Host families provide meals and transportation to school and extracurricular activities.
• Host families support their student’s academic success.
• Host families treat their student as a member of their family.
Zimo Liu from Nanjing, China has three fun American brothers and a big, happy host family who is adventurous. “I have tried lots of new things with them, such as snow-tubing, snowmobiling, and coloring Easter eggs. The pizza here is delicious!”
Qin Lang describes her experience at Christian Heritage School: “It feels like a family here. It is small so you can know and care about everyone, and everyone cares about you. The teachers really know you. The Dual Enrollment classes are really challenging and help prepare me for college. I especially like being involved with tennis team, Math League, Model Congress, and Multicultural Club.”
“We have a different lifestyle and culture but they are like my second parents. They treat me like their son and I have learned a lot from them,” says Bowen Niu of his host parents.
LEARN MORE AND APPLY ONLINE
To learn more about Christian Heritage School, apply online, or to schedule a campus visit, please see http://www.kingsmen.org