Choate Rosemary Hall

5.00 5 1 (28 reviews)
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
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Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #1 - Choate has adopted a one-to-one iPad program. We have taken the iPad, a transformative device in our students' personal lives and made it a powerful ally in our academic work and in the classroom.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #2 - The Kohler Environmental Center, opened in 2012, is the first teaching, research, and residential environmental center in U.S. secondary education with a focus on the environment. The year-long signature Environmental Immersion Program is open to 14 upperclassmen.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #3 - What's your artistic passion? Music? Theater? Visual arts? Choate's got a program for you. Participate in the spring musical, playwriting festival, or the numerous singing and musical groups on campus. In addition, the Arts Concentration Program offers a program for students who are able to demonstrate a commitment to their own artistic development.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #4 - Held in November, Deerfield Day ends the fall sports season. Choate's athletic rivalry with Deerfield Academy is the root of this legendary weekend. There's a Friday night pep rally and bonfire and various sport team competitions throughout Saturday.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #5 - Choate's team name/mascot is The Wild Boars. Choate is a member of the Founders League, Western New England Preparatory School Athletics Association and District IV of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council. No other high school in the nation can claim three graduates simultaneously on an Olympic team in any sport. Angela Ruggiero '98, Julie Chu '01 and Hilary Knight '07 were all members of the 2010 U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #6 - An array of musical options exists at Choate. We're the only prep school among our peers to have a symphony orchestra in residence. We have a variety of music courses, private instrumental and vocal lessons, and six music ensembles.
  • Choate Rosemary Hall is an innovative boarding and day school of 850 students and 118 teaching faculty.
  • As a school, we are dedicated to transformative student experiences, as well as cultivating a vibrant cohesive community that celebrates diversity and instills life-long habits of learning, leadership, and service. We are committed to enrolling exceptional students and to preparing them to achieve success in all aspects of their lives.

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  • Barnard College
    One thing about Choate I really believed made it so unique was the variety of classroom experiences one could have in just ONE academic day. Many schools utilize the classic classroom set up where the. . .
  • Stanford University
    The community is definitely Choate's greatest asset, and the admissions folk do a great job of picking students. We're a pretty chill bunch, so you won't find much of the cut-throat competitiveness that usually accompanies. . .
  • Columbia
    Choate was unique in that during my junior year, they did away with AP labels on courses in order to let the teachers have more power over the curriculum. This created a culture in which. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Choate Rosemary HallBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18901910
Campus Size458 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment850 students313 students
% Students of Color
36%
23%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
69%
Average SAT Score1410* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1340 - 1410-
Average ACT score31*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2618
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
69%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$392 million
(As of July 1, 2018)
$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,110$56,875
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,710$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$46,105$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT84%-
Acceptance Rate
16%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAmin Gonzalez

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2618
CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB (3 terms), AP Calculus AB (4 terms), AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory and Harmony, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government and Politics, AP World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2016
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations15323
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
African American Heritage Choir, Anime, Explore Japanese Culture, Expolre Japanese Culture, Antique Restoration, Art Co-op, Arts and Crafts Club, Create Expressively with Unusual Materials, Asian Exploration, Belly Dancing, Black Awareness Table (BAT), Caxy Keys, Chess, Improve Levels of Concentration, Choate Mock Trial Club, Ciberchicks, Classic Film, Classic Movie Club, Thoughtful Discussion of Cinematic Classics, Cultural Diversity Club, Dance Class, Documentary Film, Drama Competition Team, Echo Literary Magazine, ECO-SAS, Equestrian Team, Foreign Film Club, Forensics Club, Free the Children, French Conversation, Global Awareness Club, Global Outreach, Growing A Future Organization, Herodotus Society, High School Government Association, High Society, Hillel, Hip Hop Club, Hispanic-Latino Forum, Horizons Historical Review, Horsebackriding (English), Hot Wings Club, Interact Club-Rotary International, Japanese Club, Judicial Committee, Junior State of America, Juniorettes, Kid's Club, Korean Society, Latin National Honors Society, Library Club (TALK), Lights Beyond Lights, Literary Magazine (Lit Mag), Literary Magazine Club, Lorem Ipsum, Make-a-Wish, Math Team, Mental Health at Choate, Middle Eastern Alliance for Peace, Middle School Student Government Association, Military Police, Mock Trial Club, Model Congress, Model U.N., Model UN, Mountain Lion Club, Movie Appreciation Club, Music Listening Club, Muslim Student Union, Muslim Students Association, MVAA, Native American Cultural Club, noise. - music magazine, Operation Smile, Outdoors/Ski Club, Overtime - sports publication, Oxfam, P. A. Political Society, Paint Ball, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Respect, Peer Educators (healthy decisions), Peer Tutor Club, Phillipian, Philomathean Society, Philosophy Club, PHIT (Physical Health Information), Photo & Graphics = Art 2, Photography Club, Physics Club, Players Club, Poets & Writers, Political and Current Events (PACE), Protection of Animals and Wildlife (PAW), Readers United, Reading, Recycle Club, Right Rwanda, Sailing, Salsa, Self Government Association, Self-defence, Sewing and Needlepoint Club, Sexual Minorities and Straight Supporters (SMASS), Spanish Club, Special Populations Skate, Special Populations Swim, Spectrum, Stage Crew Club, Backstage Area and Equipment Functions, Step Squad, Student Council, Student DJ Association, Students Advocating Gender Equality, Students Against Climate Change, Students for a Free Tibet, Students for Life America, Students for Students, Teach Choate, Teach Music, Teach Wallingford-Tutoring, The Press - campus sports news, Theater Trips, Thesarus Yearbook, Tour Guiding, Travel Club, UNICEF, Unidos, Water polo, Women for Women at Choate, Women of the World, Write Club, WWEB-FM Radio Station, Yearbook, Young Centrists, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Zoo Keepers Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Handbell Choir, Kaprophones - male a cappella, Lilith - female a cappella, Maiyeros - male a cappella, Meditation Club, Puppy Playtime Club, Learn How to Raise and Train a Puppy, Stonatos - student & faculty a cappella, Whimawehs (female a cappella)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Academic Support, Mesa Espanola, Paintball, Ping-Pong Association of Student Table-Tennis Athletes (PASTA), Sunday Soccer

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Yale University54
New York University45
Columbia University39
Boston College37
University of Chicago34
George Washington University31
Harvard University27
Brown University26
Cornell University26
University of Pennsylvania25

School Notes

  • Students from across the nation and the globe thrive in our rigorous, resource-rich academic community. In 2015 the School opened a new LEED-Gold mathematics and computer science facility that includes a flexible space for robotics, as well as, i.d.Lab spaces that will allow our students to imagine, invent, dream, and design. Other unique opportunities: a year-long interdisciplinary honors Environmental Immersion Program at the LEED Platinum Kohler Environmental Center and our one-to-one iPad initiative.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Adlai Stevenson ’18 - former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
    • John F. Kennedy ’35 - 35th President of the United States
    • Edward Albee ’46 - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
    • Robert D. McCallum Jr. ’64 - former U.S. Ambassador to Australia
    • Glenn Close '65 - Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning film and stage actress
    • Victoria J. Nuland ’79 - former U.S. Representative to NATO
    • Paul Giamatti '85 - Emmy Award-winning broadway and film actor
    • Angela Ruggiero ’98 - four-time Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Champion
    • Chris Denorfia '98 - center fielder for the San Diego Padres
    • Hilary Knight '07 - 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Champion, youngest member of Team USA

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