Choate Rosemary Hall

333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT 06492

“ Fidelitas et Integritas ”

Fidelity and Integrity

School Information

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  • Founded : 1890
  • Motto : Fidelitas et Integritas (Fidelity and Integrity)
  • Grades : 9-12
  • Enrollment Gender : Co-ed
  • Tuition : Boarding $57,420
  • Mascot : Wild boar
  • School Color : Choate Blue and Gold, and Rosemary Blue
  • Rival School : Deerfield Academy

Academic Information

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  • Academic Calendar : Trimesters
  • Average Class Size : 12
  • Faculty/Student Ratio : 1:6
  • Dress Code : No (casual)
  • Average SAT Score : 1880 - 2200
  • AP Courses : 24
  • ESL Offered : No

Notable Alumni

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  • Adlai Stevenson
    former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • John F. Kennedy
    35th President of the United States
  • Edward Albee
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
  • Robert D. McCallum Jr.
    former U.S. Ambassador to Australia
  • Glenn Close
    Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning film and stage actress
  • Victoria J. Nuland
    former U.S. Representative to NATO
  • Paul Giamatti
    Emmy Award-winning broadway and film actor
  • Angela Ruggiero
    four-time Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Champion
  • Chris Denorfia
    center fielder for the San Diego Padres
  • Hilary Knight
    2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Champion, youngest member of Team USA


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  • Mary Atwater Choate and her husband Judge William G. Choate separately established the Rosemary Hall school for girls in 1890 and The Choate School for boys in 1896. Rosemary Hall moved to Greenwich from Wallingford for 70 years before it moved back to its original location in Wallingford, Connecticut. Shortly after, in 1974, Rosemary Hall merged with The Choate School to create the coeducational Choate Rosemary Hall.

Student Life

Signature Programs

  • Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies
    The Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies program includes the study of Modern Standard Arabic as well as a guided study of Arab history, art, and architecture. Students are also able to pursue a more in-depth study of modern Middle Eastern history and politics.
  • Arts Concentration
    The Arts Concentration provides exceptionally talented students an opportunity to focus on the development of their visual or performing arts abilities. Students design their school schedules such that they are able to obtain rigorous academic and artistic training.
  • Capstone Program
    The Capstone Program at Choate gives students the opportunity to create their own concentrated course of study that culminates in a final project during their Sixth Form year. Examples of concentrated study include China-US relations, The Art of Dissent, and the Preventable Exploitation in the Developing World.
  • Directed Study
    Directed Study offers independent tutorials to students who want to study beyond the courses offered at Choate.
  • Environmental Immersion Program
    Open to juniors and seniors, The Environmental Immersion Program is a yearlong program which allows students to approach the topic of the natural enviornment through multiple disciplines including photography, economics, politics, biology, ecology. The program culminates in an Independent Reseach Project.
  • Science Research Program
    Choate Rosemary Hall's Science Research Program (SRP) pairs students with professional scientists and allows the students to engage in ongoing research and experimentation.

Sports and Extracurriculars

Interscholastic Sports
Baseball, 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, Wrestling


Total number: 144
Educational Farm Project, Choate Equity Society, Choate Filmmaking Society (CFS), Choate for Freedom of the Sold (CFFS), Choate Friends of Israel (CFI), Choate Improv Club, Choate Indian Association, Choate International and Global Assistance, Choate Italian Awareness Organization, Choate Mentoring Program, Choate Mock Trial Club, Choate News - publication, Choate Philosophy Club, Choate Poetry Association, Choate Programming Union, Choate Ski and Snowboard Club, Choate South Asian Association, Choate STEM Club, Choate/Korea Friendship Association, Christian Fellowship Club, Classics League, Comic Book Club, Committee on Student Activities, Conservation Proctors, Conservative Club, Creative Writing Club, Currency Magazine, Dance Club, Debate Club, Distributive Education Club of America, Economics Club, Educate Asia, Environment Club, Environmental Action Coalition, Fashion Club, Fed Challenge Team, Fencing Club, Festival Chorus, Foreign Sports Club, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Problem Solving Club, Games and Change, Girl Code, Gold Key Club, Growing A Future Organization, Handbell Choir, Herodotus Society, High Society, Hillel, Hip Hop Club, Hispanic-Latino Forum, Horizons Historical Review, Interact Club-Rotary International, Japanese Club, Judicial Committee, Kaprophones - male a cappella, Kid's Club, Lights Beyond Lights, Lilith - female a cappella, Lorem Ipsum, Maiyeros - male a cappella, Make-a-Wish, Math Team, Mental Health at Choate, Middle Eastern Alliance for Peace, Mock Trial Club, Model Congress, Model UN, Movie Appreciation Club, Music Listening Club, Muslim Students Association, noise. - music magazine, Operation Smile, Overtime - sports publication, Peer Educators (healthy decisions), Photography Club, Physics Club, Ping-Pong Association of Student Table-Tennis Athletes (PASTA), Political and Current Events (PACE), Protection of Animals and Wildlife (PAW), Readers United, Right Rwanda, Sexual Minorities and Straight Supporters (SMASS), Spanish Club, Special Populations Skate, Special Populations Swim, Spectrum, Step Squad, Stonatos - student & faculty a cappella, Student Council, Student DJ Association, Students Advocating Gender Equality, Students Against Climate Change, Students for a Free Tibet, Students for Students, Sunday Soccer, Teach Choate, Teach Music, Teach Wallingford-Tutoring, Tech Crew, The Artist (publication), The Brief - publication, The Lit (literary publication), The News - student newspaper, The Press - campus sports news, The Report - national and international news, Towards A Better Latin America (TABLA), UNICEF, Whimawehs (female a cappella), Women for Women at Choate, Women of the World, WWEB-FM Radio Station, Yearbook, Young Centrists, Young Democrats, Young Republicans


  • Academic Facilities:
    Andrew Mellon Library, Carl C. Icahn Center for Science, Kohler Environemental Center, Lanphier Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Paul Mellon Humanities Center, Steele Hall
  • Athletic Facilities:
    Worthington Johnson Athletic Center (WJAC), Shanahan Field, Hunt Tennis Center, Larry Hart Pool, William C.S. Remsen Arena & Hockey Rink, Bruce '45 & Lueza Gelb Track, Fields of Play
  • Other facilities:
    St. John Hall Student Center
    The campus is home to many historic sites, including the 1774 homestead with a secret passage that may have been a part of the Underground Railroad.

Special Days

  • Choate Day
    Choate Day is held on the final weekend of the fall athletic season. Deerfield competes with their rival, Choate, in every sport.
  • Stepping-Up Bonfire
    On the evening of Commencement day, students gather to celebrate the graduating seniors with a bonfire and a dance.
  • Hike to the Rock
    Each fall, students hike together to the Rock, a ridge overlooking the Pocumtuck Valley.


School Type
75% Boarding (649 students) and 25% Day (210 students)
International Students 18%
9th Grade: 165
10th Grade: 212
11th Grade: 242
12th Grade: 210

Deadline: Jan. 10
Notification Date: Mar. 10
Reply Date: Apr. 10

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