What an enthusiastic and understanding teacher can do to open vistas for a child and assist him in releasing his own innate powers cannot be measured. And once awakened to the intoxicating effects of discovering ideas for himself and of expressing his own thoughts and feelings through many different media, he will continue to grow, to create, to seek wisdom for the rest of his life.
Margaret Lee Chadwick, 1963
Greetings from Chadwick International!
Welcome to Chadwick International! We are delighted to share with you the excitement, challenge, support, and love that infuse our dynamic students, faculty, staff, and school.
Chadwick International, founded in 2010, and Chadwick School in California, founded by visionary educator Margaret Chadwick in 1935, function as “one school, two campuses,” sharing a common Mission, Core Values, and philosophy.
We are driven by that Mission to "develop global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge, and the ability to lead." We pursue these five goals vigorously, from Pre-K to students' graduation, through a broad program in academics, athletics, the arts, community service, outdoor education, global experiences, and other co-curricular activities.
We believe, as Mrs. Chadwick wrote in 1937, that "Experience is the best of all schools. School curriculum should consist of experiences." We therefore strive to actively engage and challenge every Chadwick student every day. Our students embrace those opportunities to move outside their comfort zone, stretch, reflect, and learn.
Central to all we do is the development and modeling of our Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Fairness and Compassion. From a student’s first day on campus to his or her last, we seek to foster in every member of our community the commitment and the courage to act upon these values and thus provide ethical leadership by example. As educators, we have no higher duty.
Our faculty and staff are very talented, energetic, ambitious, optimistic, and innovative; most importantly, they care deeply about the individual children in their care. That abiding love for our students is an essential ingredient in the Chadwick experience.
Thank you for your interest in Chadwick, and Welcome!
Frederick T. “Ted” Hill
Head of School