Chase Collegiate School
|Chase Collegiate School|
|565 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, Connecticut, New Haven County, 06708
|Motto||"Cease not to learn until thou cease to live"|
|Founded||1865(Collegiate); 1912 (McTernan)|
|NCES School ID||00233283|
|Headmistress||Dr. Polly Peterson|
|Grades||Pre-K – 12|
|Age||3 to 18|
|International students||Yes (currently 3 from China)|
|Average class size||11 (Lower School); 15 (Middle School); 11 (Upper School)|
|Student to teacher ratio||7.3|
|Hours in school day||7|
|Campus size||47 acres (190,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Green and white|
|Tuition||$6,310–$16,810 (Pre-K); $19,770–$32,425 (K–12) (as of 2012[update])|
Chase Collegiate School is a 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 at 565 Chase Parkway in Waterbury.
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.
- Porter J. Goss ’51 - former Florida Congressman and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
- Elizabeth S. Ritter ’69 - Connecticut State Representative
- Anne A. Makepeace ’65 - Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker
- Charles A. Monagan ’64 - author, editor-in-chief of Connecticut Magazine
- Christopher A. Licht ’89 - author, co-creator and former executive producer of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, current Vice President of News Programming at CBS
- Grant M. Goodeve ’67 - television actor, Eight Is Enough, The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker, Dynasty, Fantasy Island, One Life to Live, Murder, She Wrote, and Northern Exposure
- Sydney Webber Eddison ’50 - award winning gardener and author of seven books on gardening
- Steven J. Erlanger '66 - journalist and current Paris bureau chief for The New York Times
- Joan Bennett '26 - actress who appeared in more than 70 motion pictures beginning in the 1920s.
- Lucia Chase 1913 - founding patron of the American Ballet Theatre in 1940, served as the Artistic Director and Co-Company Director along with Oliver Smith
- David Zappone ’85 - actor and producer, founder of Big Screen Entertainment Group
- Jane Meadows Allan ’37 - stage, film, and television actress
- Gene Tierney ’38 - actress, nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for Leave Her to Heaven
- Robert A. Minicucci ’67 - General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
- James C. Smith ’63 - President, Webster Bank
- Libby Bianchi Edelman ’71 - co-founder, Edelman Shoe Co. LLC
- "History and Origins". Waterbury, Connecticut: Chase Collegiate School. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
- "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Chase Collegiate School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
- "Quick Facts". Waterbury, Connecticut: Chase Collegiate School. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
- "School Head Runs 'Miles for Michaela'." Good Morning America. November 5, 2007. Retrieved on November 9, 2010.