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Choate Rosemary Hall School

Address: 333 Christian St, Wallingford, CT 06492, USA

Description Choate Rosemary Hall School

  • Founded: in the year 1890
  • Location Choate Rosemary Hall: Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
  • Students Age: 14 -18 years old
  • Total number of students: 865 people (approximately 130 foreigners, 650 pupils live at the hostel)
  • Choate Rosemary Hall: Senior High School Graduation and University Preparation (US High School Diploma)
  • Type of accommodation: boarding house
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Choate Rosemary Hall was created on the basis of two separate learning institutions: the Choate School (worked since 1896) and the women's boarding house Rosemary Hall (founded in 1890) - an association occurred in 1971, and since then the school has been successfully working under a new name. Strict uniforms in the school are not enough, moderately business and formal style of clothes.

The academic program allows children not only to achieve outstanding successes and high grades - it forms harmoniously developed, educated personalities. International students learn to think critically and analytically, clearly express their opinion and point of view, defend their opinion and choose the right arguments. The Choate Rosemary Hall students are able to work effectively both independently and in a team, understand the connection between various methods of intellectual cognition, understand the importance of beauty, art, beauty for life in the modern community. Students here are taught to be real people: they bring up honesty, perseverance, mutual assistance and mutual respect, conscientiousness, generosity and compassion, so necessary for the modern world.

The school adopted a system of mentoring, personal tutors and advisers. The adviser is assigned to each student from among the teachers: there are more than 125 teachers working at the school, and more than 90% of them permanently live on campus - they perfectly know each child, its features, talents and needs. Advisors support the child in his endeavors, monitor success and academic results, keep in touch with parents and meet with his clients at least 4 times a week.

It is worth mentioning and useful service of university counseling - after all the school Choate Rosemary Hall works for high school students, preparing them for admission to the university. Students are assisted by teachers and advisors, even the school's director: it is necessary to understand the differences and advantages of each university, its faculties and accessible specialties, to check the admissions requirements and special features of admissions commissions. Each student can ask for advice in drawing up his individual schedule, selecting items; Advisors will help you choose extracurricular activities, a club of interests, will be recorded in a sports team.

Much attention is paid to spiritual, moral development wards - for pupils developed a whole program "Spiritual Life". It focuses on enabling students to get acquainted with a variety of ethical practices, to master modern moral norms, to adjust dialogue and mutual respect between different religions. The Choate Rosemary Hall staff is sure that every denomination and confession deserve respect and attention. Chaplains and theologians often come to the school, Muslim prayers and Buddhist meditations, special dinners and prayers are held in Jewish Shabbat, the Christian Society works, Roman Catholic services are held.

Among the school's graduates there are a huge number of world-famous figures in science, art, politics:

  • playwright Edward Albee;
  • philanthropist Paul Mellon;
  • actor Michael Douglas;
  • 35th US President John F. Kennedy;
  • writer John Dos Passos;
  • actress Jamie Lee Curtis;
  • actress Glenn Klous;
  • actor Paul Giamatti and many others.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Choate Rosemary Hall School

Program name
from 30 880 $ / semester

Quick overview: In total, students of 9-12 grades are offered more than 300 (!) educational programs and courses, including 27 subjects at a sophisticated, advanced level of AP (Advanced Placement is mainly chosen by students intending to enter the university).

List of subjects to study:

  • Microeconomics;
  • Macroeconomics;
  • Chinese language and culture;
  • Economics;
  • Musical theory and harmony;
  • Computer science;
  • French language and culture;
  • Chemistry;
  • Spanish language and culture;
  • History of the USA;
  • Classical Latin language;
  • Environmental science;
  • European history;
  • History of art;
  • Physics;
  • Statistics;
  • Psychology.

Foreign languages ​​available for students to study:

  • Greek;
  • French;
  • Arab;
  • Italian;
  • Chinese;
  • Spanish;
  • Latin.

Extensive list of additional subjects:

  • American West;
  • Chinese for native speakers;
  • The study of theater;
  • Monetary theory;
  • French theater and acting;
  • Environmental research projects;
  • Chinese in the digital age;
  • Arabic language;
  • Psychology;
  • Philosophy;
  • American literature and composition;
  • Modern problems in China;
  • "Don Quixote de La Mancha";
  • Social psychology;
  • Physics;
  • Application Development;
  • Modern Chinese literature (from 1949 to present days);
  • The fundamentals of modern mathematics;
  • Spanish;
  • Medical microbiology;
  • Economic development;
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry;
  • Comparative literature;
  • British literature;
  • International relationships;
  • Musical theory, harmony and counterpoints;
  • Ecology;
  • Hispanic world literature;
  • Chinese;
  • Interdisciplinary research methods;
  • International economics;
  • Constitutional laws;
  • Italian language;
  • Theory of game;
  • Experimental design;
  • Physiology;
  • Greek language;
  • French poetry;
  • Robotics;
  • Ethics;
  • Latin language;
  • Geometry;
  • Anatomy;
  • The modern Middle East;
  • French;
  • Biology;
  • Economics;
  • Environment protection;
  • Algebra;
  • Cellular biology;
  • Calculus;
  • Astrophysics.

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Education on the selected course;
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board);
  • 24-hour supervision and full child safety;
  • Verification of progress, regular full reports for parents.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Contribution to the whole school development;
  • Examination fee;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services);
  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Compulsory medical insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Accommodation, housing and food

The school offers pupils a unique opportunity - they can choose their favorite residence in Choate Rosemary Hall: there are large, noisy and lively hostels, there are quiet small houses.

In each residence teachers live together with their families. Adults monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, help students solve personal, academic, administrative and domestic issues, maintain a warm and friendly atmosphere inside the institution and at home.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : algebra, Arabic language, art, astrophysics, Cellular biology, chemistry, Chinese, computation, computer science, ecology, economics, English, Environmental science, ethics, French, Geometry, history, History of art, History of europe, international relationships, Italian language, Latin language, Macroeconomics, maths, microbiology, Microeconomics, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physics, physiology, psychology, Religious studies, robotics, social Psychology, social sciencies, Spanish, statistics, theory of music,  History of america

Events Choate Rosemary Hall School

For students open the widest opportunities for visual arts and creativity, performing skills. Regularly in the Center of Arts exhibitions, lectures and master classes of invited speakers, lecturers, professionals and artists are held, concerts and performances are organized, the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra comes on a mini-tour. The school administration is sure that only a truly developed and harmonious personality can appreciate art, see its links with the personal, social, economic and cultural life of the society - therefore, creativity courses become an integral part of the overall curriculum.

A drama and theater studio helps pupils to reveal their acting talents, practice in a variety of techniques, find their own style, voice, facial expressions, and plasticity. The theater studio works not only for actors: during preparation and carrying out of events and presentations students can work as directors and scriptwriters, stage workers, light and sound specialists, requisites and costumers, learn how to impose make-up and adapt original scenarios and works for the stage. Annually students organize at least 3 large productions: usually a spring musical and a couple of performances in the autumn-spring. Organized interesting cognitive seminars and lectures with famous actors, directors, theater critics; Pupils attend other schools and theaters with their productions.

The musical education of pupils does not remain without attention: a suitable training course will be found and for a beginner, and for an experienced musician-performer or composer. You can study the history and theory of music, counterpoints and composition, consider various productions and works of all time. A large number of musical groups work on the basis of the school:

  • Wind Ensemble;
  • Festival Choir;
  • Symphony Orchestra;
  • Chamber Choir;
  • Jazz group;
  • String orchestra and others.

Orchestras include in their repertoire not only classical but also contemporary works, working with material from the 17th to the 21st century. At concerts, you can hear the masterpieces of Basie, Duke Ellington, Monk, Rich, Goodwin, along with the best works written by students with his own hands. Chamber groups work mainly in small groups: trios, quartets and quintets (3, 4 and 5 musicians respectively), instrumental ensembles not only work as permanent residents of school concerts, but also go on performances and festivals far beyond the campus. Interested musicians can take individual lessons from professional teachers from the best schools: Yale and Hartt School of Music.

Popular among pupils and choreography: also options are offered for experienced dancers, and for beginners of a choreographic class. By developing artistry, movement techniques, endurance and dance skills, students also become more cohesive, learn collective responsibility and mutual help.

The program for studying and developing fine arts helps students to hone aesthetic taste, to bring up visual literacy, to find in themselves new creative reserves, to express themselves in images and paints. The program is conditionally divided into several options:

  • Basic course (Traditional visual means + computers and tablets with special applications: studying the theory of color, displacement, linear perspective, graphic design);
  • 29 Photo: traditional black and white, digital, digital video (level from beginner to advanced artist);
  • Honors Life Drawing ( Creation of models that can enter into a personal portfolio - an indispensable attribute of the entrant of any profile in Uz or higher school);
  • AP Art History (one-year intensive art and creativity course with full immersion);
  • Architectural design;
  • Excursions and thematic trips to major museums, art galleries, artists 'and artisans' workshops.

Students can not do without sports: it somehow enters their academic and student life every day. In total, more than 80 teams of 30 kinds of sports work on the campus basis - many students start practicing at a professional level and earn a sports scholarship at the university. Note the following sports and outdoor activities (some options are available depending on the time of year - they are taught at outdoor sites):

  • American football;
  • Aerobics;
  • Baseball;
  • Rowing;
  • Softball;
  • Cross Country Run;
  • Swimming;
  • Athletics;
  • Squash;
  • Archery;
  • Sailing;
  • Field hockey;
  • Ice hockey;
  • Volleyball;
  • Basketball;
  • Soccer;
  • Frisbee;
  • Rock climbing;
  • Walking;
  • Water polo;
  • Fitness;
  • Running;
  • Lacrosse;
  • Tennis;
  • Golf;
  • Yoga;
  • Diving.

Equipment Choate Rosemary Hall School

The Choate Rosemery Hall School Campus is located in Connecticut, in the small town of Wallingford: 150 kilometers separates it from New York (in the southwest, you can reach 1.5-2 Hours). The total campus area is more than 185 hectares (458 acres), and the number of buildings exceeds 120.

International students are provided with all conditions for study, living and recreation, playing sports and creativity. For example, for creative electives, there is a separate Paul Mellon Arts Center, designed to attend 770 students at a time. The Center has art galleries, a recording studio, an experimental theater, lecture halls and classes for study, art studios, classes for solo performances. The school infrastructure also includes ceramics and jewelry art studios, photo labs, digital classes, a spacious dance studio, a unique theater of John Harris Gelb located in the chapel.

The sports infrastructure of the school is incredibly well developed. The huge multifunctional Athletic Center of Worthington Johnson is equal in length to two quarters of the city! It includes:

  • 2 basketball fields;
  • 3 courts for tennis and volleyball;
  • Squash pitches;
  • Halls for wrestling and martial arts;
  • Special ergometric room for rowers training;
  • A modern fitness center for training rowers;
  • Dance Studios;
  • Classes for aerobics;
  • Gyms.

It is worth mentioning the multi-profile athletic complex Shanahan Field. Shanahan Field consists of two huge playing fields with places for spectators, professional lighting and natural cover. There are students playing American football and soccer, lacrosse and field hockey.Let us mention the huge profile Hunt Tennis Center with 22 courts for large tennis, the spacious 25-meter Larry Hart Pool (two trampolines, electronic timers, 8 tracks and water heating on solar energy). Excellent William C. Remsen Arena allows you to train ice hockey teams even on a professional level, and the track Bruce- 45 and Lueza Gelb Track consists of 8 tracks with professional synthetic coating and a special A platform - with a natural covering. On the field Bruce - 45 and Lueza Gelb Track tournaments are held on javelin throwing, shot put, pole vaulting competitions, in length and triple jump. On the lake Quonnipaug there are training and rowing competitions - here the school has its own quay.

24 hours a day on campus The Pratt Health Center is run by a highly qualified Dr. Benjamin Gardner. Mr. Gardner permanently resides on campus: he and his assistants, nurses are available to students around the clock. If necessary, pupil's transfer to the nearest hospital or radiology center (for analysis, examination and inpatient treatment) is quickly organized: the school works with the nearest MidState clinics in Meriden, Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Students spend a lot of time in the big, bright and invariably noisy Student Events Center. On its territory there is its own post office, a shop of sweets and trifles, an Internet cafe. Here you can plan:

  • A future event;
  • A weekend trip;
  • A vacation;
  • An excursion;
  • Play Pool, Ping-pong, table and air hockey;
  • Compete in the PlayStation;
  • Treat yourself to delicious snacks and milkshakes.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Education on the selected course;
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board);
  • 24-hour supervision and full child safety guarantee;
  • Medical assistance as needed;
  • Verification of progress, regular complete reports for parents.

List of services to pay additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Contribution to school-wide development;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services);
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer in both sides;
  • Mandatory health insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;
  • Fee, payable at the Embassy.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 125 USD
  • Study materials 1000 USD
  • Deposit for a course/programme 20000 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

If you plan to enter grades 9-10, you will need to pass the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) exam to confirm a fairly high level of knowledge according to the American Requirements.

Those entering grade 11 take one of the subject tests: ACT (American College Testing), SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) or PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test).

Students of grade 12  should take the SAT or ACT exam and present his results to the admission committee.

Foreign students for whom English Language is not native, must additionally confirm the high language level with TOEFL or IELTS certificates. Applicants are also waiting for a personal interview, not superfluous will be recommendations from teachers (in priority - in English and mathematics), the characteristics of the previous place of study.

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