Choate Rosemary Hall

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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, student fringe 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 - 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 Rosemary Hall Photo #6 - 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 #7 - 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.
A rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on character formation is at the core of our school's mission.
Choate Rosemary Hall is a boarding and day secondary school of 864 talented students and 172 dedicated faculty from diverse backgrounds who genuinely enjoy living together and learning from each other.
Above all, it is our sense of place that distinguishes us.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 850 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,890
  • Acceptance rate: 21%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1890
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
850 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Choate Rosemary Hall Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
121 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
Average SAT score
1420
Average ACT score
29
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$38,000
Acceptance Rate
21%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ray Diffley, III

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School Notes

  • Sample of notable school alumni:
  • 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 - current U.S. State Department spokesperson, 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
  • Josephine Pucci ’09, Hilary Knight '07 and Julie Chu ’01 - members of the 2012 U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey Team

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 850 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,890
  • Acceptance rate: 21%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10

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