Choate Rosemary Hall is a co-educational boarding and day school for students grades 9-PG located in the scenic New England town of Wallingford, Connecticut.
At Choate, every interest students pursue, every talent they develop, and every experience they have can lead them to new and unexpected places. This is where where students come to discover and embrace who they are. Our unique academic opportunities balance tradition with innovation in a community like no other. Here, students don`t have to go it alone, and are surrounded by a supportive network of educators that strives to help them succeed.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 865 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,890
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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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
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
865 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 28%
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
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
Average SAT score
1443
Average ACT score
32
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$38,000
Acceptance Rate
18%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jeffrey Beaton

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School Notes

  • 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 860 talented students and 170 dedicated faculty from diverse backgrounds who genuinely enjoy living together and learning from each other. 
  • 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

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 865 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,890
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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