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Paths of Discovery

At Choate, we’re known for our high standards of academic achievement as a community — but we focus most of all on ensuring that each student achieves his or her personal academic goals.

Our faculty is committed to providing you with the tools you need to think critically and independently, to approach complex issues and problems with a clear perspective, and to become a passionate learner.

Our academic departments all offer traditional core courses as well as a variety of electives — a balance we’ve created because we believe the best academic model for learning is both wide and deep.

You’ll have the opportunity to take full advantage research skills tailored for different disciplines. At the same time, you’ll be given the freedom to experiment with novel approaches through brainstorming, modeling, and trial and error. At Choate you’ll discover that your path to success often includes risks. You’ll come to know that neither success or failure is an ending, but rather the beginning of the next step forward.

Discovering the right balance of wide and deep is where our advisers and department heads come in. They’ll collaborate with you to create your most effective and engaging academic plan, and help you to chart your goals for the future — including your ideal choice of college and target career pursuits.

"Remain as rigorous with yourself and the world as you have been trained at Choate, but at the same time, be open to possibilities that you have yet to imagine" Dr. Laurie L. Patton '79, President, Middlebury College