News & Stories
Earlier this year high school students studied echinoderms in marine biology and learned about sea star wasting syndrome, the largest marine epidemic ever observed. They were able to then visit Sunflower Star Lab in Pebble Beach, a new non-profit researching potential solutions.
The Chartwell community recently gathered for the 1st Annual Student-Faculty Street Hockey Game. Fans packed the sidelines under a beautiful blue sky to cheer on the teams. Both teams played hard and fast - but the Faculty/Staff team took home the win this year with a score of 3:1.
The last few months delivered a lot of rain to campus, so students have been studying in classrooms to learn about their local watersheds and discovering ways to help protect them. One of the best ways is to restore habitats is with the plants that naturally grow in them.
History is full of facts, events, and details and with so much information to learn and understand it may seem impossible at times. Middle School faculty member Ms. Warcken finds ways to make history interesting, accessible, and memorable for her students by infusing hands-on STEAM projects within her curriculum.
One of the students in Ms. Ford’s lower school class recently celebrated a birthday. Instead of passing out treats for her birthday, Tillie F. wanted to share the experience of watching the metamorphosis of caterpillars changing to butterflies with her classmates.
One of the most exciting new additions to our after-school offerings this semester is the Surfing Club. Led by faculty member Melissa Kelly and in partnership with the Wahine Project, a local non-profit, the club encourages participants to develop a healthy, happy, and respectful relationship with the ocean and with one another.
This semester, faculty member and Tai Chi practitioner for more than 20 years Rob Owen has begun offering Tai Chi sessions for faculty and staff to bring movement and motion to their day.
Emily Garber joined Chartwell in 2021 and supports our students as an instructional aid and a drama teacher. Enjoy getting to know a little bit more about Ms. Garber through a fun and interesting Q&A.
Chartwell high school students Carly Rhodes '24 and Tyler Juve '23 received recognition for their art pieces at this year’s FOR THE LOVE OF ART high school juried art show.
Last fall, a small chicken coop was built and became home to a dozen young chicks. The student interest in helping care for the brood was so strong, they created a student club, now known as The Peep Club.
Chartwell High School students are in the midst of a 12-week project period that pursues the question: "What does it take to create a sustainable and profitable corporation?"
This year, through the leadership of Rob Owen, students have been learning about music genres from around the world during the monthly World Music Wednesdays.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects are the perfect vehicle to light up and challenge our students' brains. This year, students have been engaging in division-level STEAM days. Each division is given an age-appropriate challenge and small teams of students work together to create solutions.
Chartwell School is excited to announce that our application to become an Ocean Guardian school has been accepted beginning this year.
This year, a collaborative workspace was created for faculty to connect, work together, or simply have a quiet space to focus without interruptions.
In Mrs. Ford’s lower school cohort, students are learning about the places, people, and cultures from around the world through a visual medium - postcards.
Last year, we announced the inaugural season of high school competitive athletics. This year, both our Silver and Green teams brought home the school’s first victories.
With our continued partnership with Plus Ultra Robotics, Chartwell students now have access to First Lego League (FLL) Explore for ages 6-10, FLL Challenge for ages 9-14, FTC for ages 12-18, and finally FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for ages 14-18.
Earlier this year, science teacher Garrett Rowe decided to make learning about the universe more accessible and engaging for his middle and high school students. He transformed his classroom into a glow-in-the-dark night sky.