Choate Rosemary Hall

333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
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Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #2 - At the start of each year, students are introduced to organizations beyond the classroom at the annual club fair. From cultural and academic clubs to community service and creative outlets, students have ample opportunities to explore their passions, build friendships, and make a difference on campus and beyond.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #3 - Experience the thrill of sports at Choate! Our athletic programs emphasize skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a supportive environment. Choate offers a wide range of sports for all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned athlete, you'll find a team and a coach to help students excel.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #4 - World-class faculty comprises dedicated educators who are passionate about inspiring and guiding students. With expertise across various fields, they foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for learning. Through mentorship and personalized attention, Choate's faculty creates a nurturing environment where students thrive academically and personally.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #5 - Choate's valued traditions and strong school spirit bring our community together in celebration and camaraderie. From spirited athletic events to cherished annual traditions, students forge lasting bonds and create unforgettable memories, fostering a deep sense of pride and belonging.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #6 - Colony Hall serves as the heart of Choate's community, where students gather for meetings, performances, and special events. With its historic charm and versatile design, Colony Hall provides a welcoming space that fosters connection and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #7 - Choate offers a range of housing options, from large, lively dormitories to small, close-knit houses. Each residence is overseen by faculty advisors, with older students serving as prefects to mentor and support younger students.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #8 - Choate's Kohler Environmental Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to environmental research and education. It features three laboratories, two classrooms, and a greenhouse. The center hosts the Environmental Immersion Program, a year-long residential and interdisciplinary experience for fifth and sixth form students committed to environmental stewardship and conservation.
Choate Rosemary Hall is a co-educational boarding and day school in Wallingford, Connecticut, providing a transformative educational experience for 850 students in grades 9-12.
Choate is dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cohesive community that celebrates diversity and instills life-long habits of learning, leadership, and service.
Choate is committed to enrolling exceptional students and to preparing them to achieve success in all aspects of their lives.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 867 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,370
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $53,410
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Choate Rosemary Hall ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Choate Rosemary Hall
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1890
1906
Campus Size
458 acres
128 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
867 students
315 students
% Students of Color
39%
25%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
73%
67%
Average SAT Score
1401
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1300 - 1530
-
Average ACT score
31
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
26
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
72%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$396 million
(As of June 30, 2020)
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,370
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$53,410
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$48,150
(Average Family Contribution $10,713)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
16%
60%
Director of Admissions
Jeffrey Beaton

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
26
17
Courses
AP 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
153
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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 - 2018
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Yale University
54
New York University
45
Columbia University
39
Boston College
37
University of Chicago
34
George Washington University
31
Harvard University
27
Brown University
26
Cornell University
26
University of Pennsylvania
25

School Notes

  • Students from across the nation and the globe thrive in our rigorous and supportive learning community.
  • Choate's dedication to sustainability is evident in its five LEED certified buildings, showcasing a commitment to reducing its environmental impact through energy-efficient design and responsible resource stewardship.
  • The school's rigorous academic curriculum guides students to think critically, communicate clearly, understand various methods of intellectual inquiry, and develop a global perspective on cultural, social, political, and environmental issues
  • Choate Rosemary Hall prioritizes an innovative and holistic approach to education, nurturing students' intellectual curiosity and preparing them for success in a rapidly changing world.
  • Choate Rosemary Hall accreditations: TABS, NEASC
  • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Choate Rosemary Hall cost?
Choate Rosemary Hall's tuition is approximately $69,370 for boarding students and $53,410 for day students.
What schools are Choate Rosemary Hall often compared to?
Choate Rosemary Hallis often viewed alongside schools like Deerfield Academy, Phillips Academy Andover, Phillips Exeter Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Choate Rosemary Hall?
The acceptance rate of Choate Rosemary Hall is 16%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. Choate Rosemary Hall's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Choate Rosemary Hall?
Choate Rosemary Hall famous alumni include: Adlai Stevenson ’18, John F. Kennedy ’35, Edward Albee ’46, Robert D. McCallum Jr. ’64, Glenn Close '65, Victoria J. Nuland ’79, Paul Giamatti '85, Angela Ruggiero ’98, Chris Denorfia '98 and Hilary Knight '07.
What sports does Choate Rosemary Hall offer?
Choate Rosemary Hall offers 25 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling.
Does Choate Rosemary Hall offer a summer program?
Yes, Choate Rosemary Hall offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Choate Rosemary Hall's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Choate Rosemary Hall?
The application deadline for Choate Rosemary Hall is Jan. 15.

Alumni Reviews Review School

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Class of 2017
5.00
University of Southern California
At Choate, I felt that the faculty and administration really cared about my wellbeing and growth. Classes were mostly organized to allow for discussion and office hours were easy to attend and allowed for personal. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
Barnard College
Choate has a diverse and interesting study body from all around the world. While it is an old and prestigious boarding school, I found Choate to be less traditional than some of its peer schools. . .

Class of 2019
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 867 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,370
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $53,410
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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