Chase Collegiate School

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Chase Collegiate School
Chase Collegiate School official seal.jpg
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
Motto Cease not to learn until thou cease to live
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 nonsectarian 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] in Waterbury, Connecticut.

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).


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[edit]


  • 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. ^ a b "History and Origins". Waterbury, Connecticut: Chase Collegiate School. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Quick Facts". Waterbury, Connecticut: Chase Collegiate School. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  4. ^ Jacqueline Rabe Thomas (5 November 2014). "GOP gains, but Democrats control CT General Assembly". The CT Mirror. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 

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