Choate Rosemary Hall

5.00 5 1 (15 reviews)
Tel: 203-697-2239
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Created by Rosemary Hall students many years ago, Garden Party is one of the school's cherished traditions. A special dress pre-graduation event, senior girls invite a junior girl and a faculty member to pass along Rosemary traditions to the junior girls.Other traditions? The Last Hurrah, the Spring Musical, Physics Phlotilla, Lessons and Carols, Senior Dance Lessons and Deerfield Day to name a few.
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.
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 864 students and 118 teaching faculty.
  • As a school, we are dedicated to transformative student experiences, as well as to 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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  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   11/28/2016
    Brown University
    Choate has a welcoming and diverse student body. It is the perfect size student body and the perfect size campus. It is a tight knit community and in my experience felt supported personally, academically, and. . .
  • Columbia University
    I think Choate is a lot less traditional than many of its peer schools, which was one of my favorite things about the schools. Choate has an open campus, so it's not as isolated or. . .

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   12/20/2012
    Boston College
    Choate has a large campus but many of the dorms are close together which creates an awesome, close-knit community. It also has one of the best reputations for boarding schools in New England which makes. . .
  • New York University
    It is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding school that focuses on small classes and extracurriculars. Choate features many signature programs such as the Science Research Program, Capstone, Directed Study, Term Abroad, and Environmental Immersion Program. Environmental. . .
  • University of California, San Diego
    Academic excellence aside, what distinguishes Choate is the culture of caring promoted throughout the campus. The faculty and staff show a genuine care for the students' development outside of the classroom. As a. . .
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2017 School Data
Choate Rosemary HallBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18901910
Campus Size458 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment859 students300 students
% Students of Color
33%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
74%
66%
Average SAT Score1362* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1850 - 2210-
Average ACT score30*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 Offered2516
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
67%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$371 million
(As of July 1, 2017)
$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,600$52,760
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,580$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$45,462$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 10Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT85%-
Acceptance Rate
19%
56%
Director of AdmissionsAmin Gonzalez

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2516
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 Offered2014
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 Organizations14423
ExtracurricularsACS Chemistry Club, Animated Arts Club, Any Where Autism Relates to Everyone (AWARE), Arabic Club, Architecture Club, Art Club, Asian Students Association, Astronomy Club, Bellacanto (coed a cappella), Beyond Choate (world news summaries), Beyond Choate-publication, Birding Club, Boar Pen - pep club, Boars Open Doors, Buddhist Meditation, Call to Care Uganda, Caribbean Club, Catholic, Catholic Community at Choate, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Choate Afro-Latino Student Alliance, Choate Against Cancer, Choate Amnesty International, Choate Chinese Teaching Program,

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University57
Yale University46
Columbia University40
George Washington University32
Boston College30
Brown University29
Georgetown University28
Wesleyan University25
Cornell University24
Tufts University23

School Notes

  • Students from across the nation and the globe thrive in our rigorous, resource-rich academic community. In 2015 the School will open a new LEED Gold mathematics and computer science facility that will include 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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