Choate Rosemary Hall

5.00 5 1 (15 reviews)
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Tel: 203-697-2239
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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. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   7/23/2016
    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. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   12/3/2016
    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. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   7/19/2011
    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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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Choate Rosemary Hall Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1890 1910
Campus Size 458 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 862 students 298 students
% Students of Color
29%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
68%
Average SAT Score 2026 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1880 - 2200 -
Average ACT score 30 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
66%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $346 million
(As of June 30, 2016)
$16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,780 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,130 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $41,835 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 10 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 85% -
Acceptance Rate
18%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAmin Gonzalez

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
CoursesAP Art History, AP Calculus AB (3 terms), AP Calculus AB (4 terms), AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory and Harmony, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government and Politics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 20 14
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 Organizations 144 23
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 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University 57
Yale University 46
Columbia University 40
George Washington University 32
Boston College 30
Brown University 29
Georgetown University 28
Wesleyan University 25
Cornell University 24
Tufts University 23

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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