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.
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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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1890
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students846 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeChoate Rosemary Hall Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
Average SAT score1420
Average ACT score29
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost$48,890
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant$38,000
Acceptance Rate
21%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRay Diffley, III

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
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, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Watertown
    Grades: 9-12 | 606 students
    19.2 miles
    110 Woodbury Road
    Watertown, CT 06795
    (860)945-7777
    19.2 9-12
    606
  • New Haven
    Grades: 7-12 | 705 students
    12.7 miles
    986 Forest Road
    New Haven, CT 06515
    (203)397-1001
    12.7 7-12
    705
  • Lakeville
    Grades: 9-12 | 600 students
    46.8 miles
    11 Interlaken Road
    Lakeville, CT 06039
    (860)435-3102
    46.8 9-12
    600
  • Cheshire
    Grades: 9-12 | 362 students
    5.5 miles
    10 Main St
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)272-5396
    5.5 9-12
    362
  • Deerfield
    Grades: 9-12 | 648 students
    75.8 miles
    7 Boyden Lane
    Deerfield, MA 01342
    (413)774-1400
    75.8 9-12
    648

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