Choate Rosemary Hall Admissions Coaching
Choate Rosemary Hall Admissions Guidance
What is Choate Rosemary Hall Looking For?
Choate Rosemary Hall seeks applicants who are
self-motivated and self-aware, and who can thrive in a
dynamic and robust learning community. Applicants
should be curious, confident, and have a willingness to
explore. The application process itself is one of
exploration, whereby applicants can share their interests
in, and experiences with, taking intellectual risks.
Applicants should be prepared to identify interests and
passions that Choate can help them to realize.
Admission to the school is highly selective, with 16% of its applicants gaining admission.
What are the Central Qualities of a Choate Education?
Dynamic balance characterizes the Choate Rosemary Hall experience. Choate is looking for the skills and habits of mind that carry relevance in all aspects of school life – academic, artistic, athletic and interpersonal – and beyond. These may include perseverance and resilience; the ability to formulate one’s own ideas with originality and inventiveness; individual effort balanced with productive collaboration; self-advocacy balanced with a commitment to serve others. Empathy is also an essential attribute in developing long-term, successful solutions to problems. Applicants should recognize the importance of dedicated engagement in service to others, including but not limited to, social justice and environmental sustainability. These skills and habits of mind provide the foundation for positive and productive leadership, contribution to society, and lifelong personal development.
Choate Rosemary Hall, an intentionally diverse, inclusive community
Choate Rosemary Hall seeks academic excellence in a community that values diversity and inclusion. Choate unites creative, passionate, and engaged young people with dedicated educators in a diverse but cohesive community. Our current students come to us from 38 states plus the District of Columbia and 41 countries and regions; 36% are domestic students of color and 18% are international students. Choate’s Office of Equity and Inclusion continues to build upon the impressive groundwork of the School’s Diversity Education Committee and the Choate Diversity Student Association, to develop a school-wide approach to diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence. Since 1989, when the first Office of Multicultural Affairs was created, our commitment to diversity remains a core value of the School.
A Place of Many Paths
Founded in 1890, Choate has had the privilege of nurturing over 17,000 graduates, who have made the School proud of the remarkable and distinctive lives that they’ve chosen to live. Choate alumni are leaders, innovators, catalysts, and true originals. Their unique way of seeing the world reflects the School’s focus on the Life of the Mind. Choate Rosemary Hall aims to foster critical and independent thinking, deep intellectual curiosity, exploration, and a lifelong love of learning. Students may choose from more than 300 courses or pursue one of Choate’s Signature Programs that offers an in-depth dedicated learning experience in eight areas – Advanced Robotics, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, Arts Concentration, Capstone, Environmental Immersion Program, John F. Kennedy ’35 Program in Government and Public Service, Science Research, and Term Aboard. Successful applicants often demonstrate interest in one of these signature academic programs.
How can an applicant to Choate stand out from the crowd?
To stand out in the admission process applicants need to give evidence that are they are:
Curious and confident, with an intense passion and demonstrated excellence
Bold and fearless, with an open, engaging and inquisitive mind
Strong and goal-driven, yet willing to explore many paths
A demonstrated world-class athletic or artistic ability or potential
What are the academic credentials of applicants admitted to Choate?
The Choate admission committee looks for exemplary and uniquely talented applicants with the potential to excel. Those who are admitted usually have:
An average grade of “A” in their previous school year
SSAT scores in the 84% percentile
Involvement in multiple extracurricular activities
Very strong letters of recommendation
Examples of applicants with special talents at Choate would be:
World-class talent in the performing or visual arts
Exceptional skills and promise in any sport; (5 female Choate hockey players went on to become Olympic medalists)
Award-winning science or math student; (Choate students have represented the U.S. at the International Physics Olympiad Competition)
Dedicated engagement in service to others, including but not limited to efforts toward social justice and environmental sustainability
This is the tip of the iceberg. For more information on how to approach applying to Choate Rosemary Hall, feel free to contact us.
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