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Choate Rosemary Hall

Student rating 4.6/ 5 by Middlebury College student
333 Christian Street Wallingford CT 06492 United States

Academic

Choate Rosemary Hallreview by Middlebury College student. The humanities, arts, and science are Choate's greatest strengths. The student body can be competitive when it comes to the college application process, but in the classroom it is collegial. The school definitely prepares you well for university both as a person and in the classroom.

College Counseling

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  • "They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university…"
  • "For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more…"

Admissions - Getting Accepted

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  • "Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools…"
  • "For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents*the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them because their evaluation will be affected by the fact that the guides didn't hear a thing from the kid…"

School Life

Quality of life is about as high as it can get. The food is as good as it can be being commercially produced, and there are no issues with feeling safe. All of the libraries and resources were extremely useful. The ethnic background at Choate is described non other than as a mixing pot. There is a lot of pastoral support, and the house parents and anyone that is concerned with the student body is very helpful. You can give yourself as much or as little work as you want at Choate.

The school does a good job of balancing social life, giving a lot of activities for students to partake in. Community service is everywhere at Choate, and even though it is a graduation requirement, most students go above and beyond. Being a hockey player, I would devote about 20 hours a week to my sport. This environment produced well-rounded individuals.