333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
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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 - Choate has a variety of residences to choose from: large, dynamic dormitories, to small close-knit houses. Each of the houses has one or more faculty members advising students. Older students also serve as prefects to counsel and guide younger students throughout their experience.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #4 - At the start of each year, students are introduced to organizations beyond the classroom at the annual club fair.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #5 - Choate Rosemary Hall is a place of many paths. Students' strengths evolve with guided independence by helpful nurturing by our faculty and staff. With a Choate education students are fueled with the growth and integrity to succeed in any path they choose.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #6 - Open in 2019, Ann and George Colony Hall is a bustling space for students to learn from one another, grow with one another, and share talents as a community.
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo #7 - "The Choate athletic experience is built on a foundation of sportsmanship, teamwork, and commitment to excellence...We value each other, we respect our opponent, and we are passionate about our sports."- Roney Eford, Athletics Director
Choate Rosemary Hall is an innovative boarding and day school of 850 students and 115 teaching faculty.
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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 867 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,760
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $47,550
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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Class of 2019
5.00
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. . .

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. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
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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Top Rankings

Choate Rosemary Hall ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Choate Rosemary Hall
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1890
1907
Campus Size
458 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
867 students
300 students
% Students of Color
39%
25%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
73%
70%
Average SAT Score
1397
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1330 - 1500
-
Average ACT score
31
*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%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$396 million
(As of June 30, 2020)
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,760
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,550
$32,995
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$48,150
(Average Family Contribution $10,713)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
16%
58%
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, resource-rich academic community. Our LEED-Gold mathematics and computer science facility 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 include a year-long interdisciplinary honors Environmental Immersion Program at the LEED Platinum Kohler Environmental Center and a new space for community and the Arts.
  • 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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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 867 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,760
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $47,550
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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