Choate Rosemary Hall

Wallingford, Connecticut, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

Request Catalog

 
A rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on character formation is at the core of our School's mission. Students from across the nation and around the globe thrive in a rigorous, resource-rich academic program and a community that fosters independence and integrity. Our Science Research Program provides a limited number of motivated students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with research methods through pilot projects, and then spend the summer engaging in cutting-edge research in a university laboratory.

333 Christian Street, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA 06492
203-697-2000

Request Catalog

Director of Admission: Ray Diffley, III
Admissions Phone:203-697-2239Fax:203-697-2629
Email: admission@choate.edu Website: www.choate.edu


  • Application Deadline: January 10
  • Application Fee: $60
  • International Application Fee: $60
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No

school events

There are no events for this school

school news

There is no news for this school

 
 
  • Founded: 1890
  • Campus Size: 458 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-post-grad
Day
Grades 9th-post-grad
Total
Girls     311 113 424
Boys     337 104 441
Total     648 217 865

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $50,350
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $38,810
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 34.00%
  • Average Awarded: $35,500
 
 

Summary: Our academic program offers students the opportunity to pursue areas of interest, and to explore passions that they may have. This is true in the arts, in economics, English, language, science and math. Our goal is to meet the needs, interests, and passions of every one of our students.

Department Director: Kathleen Lyons Wallace

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 107

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 67.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6/1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 25

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Writing Center
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
History:
  • Asian History
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • Medieval History
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Arabic
Religion/Philosophy:
  • Ethics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Multimedia
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • History of Jazz
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Recording
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ballet
  • Ceramics
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Fiber Arts
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • History of Theater
  • Journalism
  • Lighting Design
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Pottery
  • Production
  • Public Speaking
  • Publications
  • Screenwriting
  • Sculpture
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
  • Weaving
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • US Government & Politics
  • Latin Literature
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History
 
 

Summary: In the residential houses, students learn how to live as responsible members of a community: respecting their fellow students and adults; treating the physical environment with care; recognizing the safety of the entire community; learning sensitivity to differences; and embracing the Choate Rosemary Hall Honor Code.

Department Director: Amy Salot

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 30

No. of Girls Dorms: 14

No. of Boys Dorms: 16

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
 
 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life

Summary: The John Joseph Activities Center is a focal point on campus. The post office and school store are located there. It’s also home to the Tuck Shop – the cyber café with snacks including traditional cheeseburgers and sodas to milkshakes and fruit smoothies.Ping-pong and pool tables, air hockey, foosball, and PlayStations are popular Activities Center attractions.

Facilities

  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor climbing wall

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Asian Club
  • Chess Club
  • Classics Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Free Tibet
  • Future Bus. Leaders of Am.
  • Gardening
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
  • Step Squad
 
 

Arts Department Director: Kalya Yannatos

Athletics Department Director: Ned Gallagher

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Gospel Choir
  • Improvisation Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Rock Climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
 
 

Summary: The College Counseling Office seeks to arm students with the tools necessary to conduct a thorough college search. Students are empowered to take ownership of their college process through individual meetings with their counselor, group meetings with their counselor and peers, attending college fairs and the College Information Weekend program offered each February.

Department Director: Tina Segalla Grant

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 99.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Georgetown University 48 graduates
NYU 36 graduates
Yale 36 graduates
Boston University 29 graduates
Columbia University 29 graduates
Wesleyan University 29 graduates
George Washington University 28 graduates
Boston College 27 graduates
Cornell University 23 graduates
Princeton University 23 graduates
Trinity College 23 graduates
University of Pennsylvania 23 graduates
Tufts University 21 graduates
Brown 20 graduates
Dartmouth College 20 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



Notable Alumni

Adlai Stevenson (Class of 1918) former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

John F. Kennedy (Class of 1935) 35th President of the United States

Edward Albee (Class of 1946) Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Robert D. McCallum Jr. (Class of 1964) former U.S. Ambassador to Australia

Glenn Close (Class of 1965) Emmy and Tony Award-winning film and stage actress

Victoria J. Nuland (Class of 1979) former U.S. Representative to NATO

Paul Giamatti (Class of 1985) Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning film and stage actor

Chris Denorfia (Class of 1998) Center fielder for the San Diego Padres

Angela Ruggiero (Class of 1998) four-time Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Champion

Hilary Knight (Class of 2007) 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Champion, youngest member of Team USA




Quotes from Alumni
 
 

Summary: Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs offer a series of classes for High School and Middle School students entering grades 7-12. The Paul Mellon Arts Center hosts the Young Artists Programs, two-week sessions for student in grades 1-6. The Choate Language Department oversees the Summer Study Abroad Programs.

Department Director: Trent Nutting

Choate Summer Programs

June 26, 2011 to July 29, 2011

High School Enrichment Programs (For students entering grades 9-12); Middle School Preparatory Programs (For students entering grades 7-8); English Language Institute (For non-native English speaking students entering grades 7-12); International Summer Programs; Theater Arts Institute

Registration Deadline: June 01, 2011
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
More Details