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Cape Henry Collegiate School

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Established  1924
Grades  PK–12
Mascot  Dolphin
Number of students  900
CEEB code  472286
Phone  +1 757-481-2446
Endowment  12 million USD
Cape Henry Collegiate School
Type  Private, College-prep, Day
Motto  Mundi Novi Scientiae (New world of knowledge)
Headmaster  Christopher S. Garran, Ph.D.
Address  1320 Mill Dam Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454, USA
Similar  Norfolk Academy, Bishop Sullivan Catholic, First Colonial High Sch, Virginia Beach Friends S, Frank W Cox High School

Cape Henry Collegiate (formerly Cape Henry Collegiate School, also known as Cape Henry or CHCS) is an independent coeducational school in Virginia Beach, Virginia.



CHC was founded in 1924 by Helena Everett as the Everett School. In the 1960s, the population of Virginia Beach was expanding rapidly as larger and larger numbers of people were "seeking the suburban lifestyle." In 1971, Arthur and Miriam Peregoff purchased the original Everett School and changed its name to Cape Henry Collegiate School. According to her son, Miriam Peregoff thought that, given the population growth in Virginia Beach, "there would be enough support for an academically-based private school."


CHC focuses on STEM subjects and dedicated a new science center in the Fall of 2007. The school subsequently made the local news when the seismograph in the school's science center detected earthquakes in Martinique and elsewhere.

In 2011, CHC science teacher Debra Duffy was one of 19 high school teachers selected nationally to spend two weeks on Robert Ballard's research ship, the Nautilus, as part of a program funded by the University of Rhode Island, where Ballard is the director of ocean exploration. CHC's technology department set up a center at CHC where Duffy's students could watch her teach her classes from aboard the vessel. CHC senior Courtney Paphites accompanied Duffy on the trip.

The school is also part of the Hybrid Learning Consortium. It creates a globalized learning community offering a diverse variety of online courses to students around the world.


In the fall of 2008, CHC finished at the top of the TCIS in field hockey, girls' tennis and both male and female volleyball. In addition, CHC won two private school state championships in 2008. In 2010, the Boys Baseball Team won their first ever State Championship. In 2011 the girls field hockey, and volleyball teams won the State Championship.

Point guard Devon Hall played for CHC. He was scheduled to graduate in 2014 and was expected to be a top college basketball prospect then. However, he graduated early, and in July 2012 Hall committed to play for the University of Virginia in the Fall of 2013.

Sports Offered

The following sports are offered to boys at Cape Henry Collegiate School:

The following sports are offered to girls at Cape Henry Collegiate School:

Accreditation, Affiliations, and Associations

Cape Henry Collegiate School is accredited, affiliated, or associated with the following organizations:

  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)
  • Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS)
  • AdvancED
  • Association of Independent School Admissions Professionals (AISAP)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • The Cum Laude Society
  • Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Global Education Benchmarking Group (GEBG)
  • Independent School Data Exchange (INDEX)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • National Business Officers (NBOA)
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC)
  • Notable faculty and alumni

  • Tim Hummel – former Major League Baseball player and current coach at CHC.
  • References

    Cape Henry Collegiate School Wikipedia

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