Community Gallery @ The MATT: Wider, Higher, Stronger

A Complete Education at Chase

In 1865, the Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies, which later changed its name to St. Margaret’s School for Girls, was created to provide a “complete education” for the young women of Waterbury. In 1912, The McTernan School for Boys began offering a day school education and in 1972, these two distinguished institutions merged. In 2005, St. Margaret’s-McTernan changed its name to Chase Collegiate School, honoring the Chase family, which helped to found both.

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From the beginning until the present day, by educating tomorrow’s leaders and inspiring in each student a lifelong passion for learning, personal achievement and contribution to the community, Chase has been preparing students for the world in which they will live. This retrospective brings 150 years of Chase to life through archival photographs and objects which tell the story of the School through the student experience.