Choate Rosemary Hall

5.00 5 1 (19 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.
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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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  • Columbia University
    Choate's Humanities courses and music program are second to none. Both the English and HPRSS (history, philosophy, religion, and social sciences) departments are filled with wonderful, passionate educators who lead informative discussion-based Harkness table classes. . .
  • Georgetown university
    Choate encourages every student to strive for self actualization within a challenging yet nurturing environment. Throughout my four years here, I received through instruction in literary classics, as well ancient and modern languages. I believe. . .
  • Williams College
    Choate manages to combine the academic breadth of a larger prep school with an intimate community composed of thoughtful and intentional students. From eight academic signature programs to outstanding theatrical productions to our annual. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 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

Enrollment850 students310 students
% Students of Color
36%
22%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
67%
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 Offered2617
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
69%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$392 million
(As of July 1, 2018)
$18 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,110$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,710$30,550
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$46,105$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT84%-
Acceptance Rate
16%
55%
Director of AdmissionsAmin Gonzalez

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2617
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 Offered2015
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 Organizations14424
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
ACS Chemistry Club, Animated Arts Club, Any Where Autism Relates to Everyone (AWARE), Arabic Club, Architecture Club, Art Club, Asian Students Association, Astronomy Club, 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, Choate Diversity Student Association, Choate Educational Farm Project, Choate Equity Society, Choate Filmmaking Society (CFS), Choate for Freedom of the Sold (CFFS), Choate Friends of Israel (CFI), Choate Improv Club, Choate Indian Association, Choate International and Global Assistance, Choate Italian Awareness Organization, Choate Mentoring Program, Choate Mock Trial Club, Choate News - publication, Choate Philosophy Club, Choate Poetry Association, Choate Programming Union, Choate Ski and Snowboard Club, Choate South Asian Association, Choate STEM Club, Choate/Korea Friendship Association, Christian Fellowship Club, Classics League, Comic Book Club, Committee on Student Activities, Conservation Proctors, Conservative Club, Creative Writing Club, Currency Magazine, Dance Club, Debate Club, Distributive Education Club of America, Economics Club, Educate Asia, Environment Club, Environmental Action Coalition, Fashion Club, Fed Challenge Team, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Problem Solving Club, Games and Change, Girl Code, Gold Key Club, Growing A Future Organization, Herodotus Society, High Society, Hillel, Hip Hop Club, Hispanic-Latino Forum, Horizons Historical Review, Interact Club-Rotary International, Japanese Club, Judicial Committee, Kid's Club, Lights Beyond Lights, Lorem Ipsum, Make-a-Wish, Math Team, Mental Health at Choate, Middle Eastern Alliance for Peace, Mock Trial Club, Model Congress, Model UN, Movie Appreciation Club, Music Listening Club, Muslim Students Association, noise. - music magazine, Operation Smile, Overtime - sports publication, Peer Educators (healthy decisions), Photography Club, Physics Club, Political and Current Events (PACE), Protection of Animals and Wildlife (PAW), Readers United, Right Rwanda, Sexual Minorities and Straight Supporters (SMASS), Spanish Club, Special Populations Skate, Special Populations Swim, Spectrum, Step Squad, Student Council, Student DJ Association, Students Advocating Gender Equality, Students Against Climate Change, Students for a Free Tibet, Students for Students, Teach Choate, Teach Music, Teach Wallingford-Tutoring, Tech Crew, The Artist (publication), The Brief - publication, The Lit (literary publication), The News - student newspaper, The Press - campus sports news, The Report - national and international news, Towards A Better Latin America (TABLA), UNICEF, Women for Women at Choate, Women of the World, WWEB-FM Radio Station, Yearbook, Young Centrists, Young Democrats, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
Bellacanto (coed a cappella), Festival Chorus, Handbell Choir, Kaprophones - male a cappella, Lilith - female a cappella, Maiyeros - male a cappella, Stonatos - student & faculty a cappella, Whimawehs (female a cappella)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Choate Cycling Club, Fencing Club, Foreign Sports Club, Ping-Pong Association of Student Table-Tennis Athletes (PASTA), Sunday Socce

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 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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