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Beyond the classroom and the academic day, life at Choate offers great opportunities for trying new things, for self-expression, for relaxation… and for fun!


Student Clubs and Organizations


Affinity Groups

Arabic Club

Members of the Arabic Club learn how to read, write, and speak basic Arabic, discuss current events taking place in Middle Eastern Arab countries, and be introduced to Middle Eastern cuisine and traditions.

Asian Student Association (ASA)

Through club meetings, leadership activities, and campus events, we aim to educate the community with respect to Asian culture. ASA opens its arms to all members of the student body.

Buddhist Meditation


Carib Club

Carib Club raises funds for worthwhile causes in Caribbean, increases awareness about Caribbean culture at Choate Rosemary Hall, and provides a supportive community for students of Caribbean backgrounds.

Catholic Community At Choate

The Catholic Community at Choate promotes fellowship and faith sharing among Catholic students at Choate and is a vehicle for community service as well.

Chinese Club

The club seeks to raise awareness about Chinese culture and traditions and to educate the School community about important contemporary Chinese issues.

Choate Afro-latino Student Alliance (CALSA)

CALSA promotes a sense of racial unity and harmony within the Choate community. We seek to create an atmosphere where we can openly and honestly express our feelings and concerns about issues affecting our lives.

Choate Diversity Student Association (CDSA)

CDSA conducts discussions about how topics such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, ability affect students as individuals, the Choate community, and society as a whole.

Choate Friends Of Israel (CFI)

CFI supports Israel's unequivocal right to peacefully exist and to defend itself as a democratic Jewish state. We are open to students of any religion, ethnicity, or political opinion.

Choate Korea Friendship Association (CKFA)

CKFA aims to promulgate the cultural traditions of Korea and to provide unity not only among the ethnically Korean community at Choate but also with all interested students.

Choate South Asian Association (CSAA)

CSAA introduces Indian culture, traditions and cuisine to the Choate community via student organized events.

Christian Fellowship

Christian Fellowship provides an on-campus spiritual home for Christian students to grow and explore their faith. The club meets weekly for prayer, worship, fellowship, and Bible study.

French Club


Hillel

Hillel provides Jewish students with a sense of friendship, community, tradition, and continuity. We aspire to furnish all Choate students with an understanding of the Jewish faith and establish a warm, inclusive atmosphere in which all Jewish students, and hopefully others, feel comfortable.

Mental Health At Choate (MHAC)

MHAC raises awareness of mental health issues as they affect individuals on our campus by fostering thoughtful, student-driven discussions.

Muslim Student Association (MSA)


Spectrum

SPECTRUM directly supports sexual minorities both within the Choate Rosemary Hall community and in our global community. The organization also serves as a springboard for promoting full and complete acceptance for sexual minorities, a forum for discussion of issues pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity, and a framework for education on these topics.

Arts & Expression

Animated Arts Club (ARC)

ARC’s purpose is to spread appreciation for the medium of animated storytelling. The club hosts viewings of short films, broadcast episodes, and films from genres ranging from comedy and romance to thriller and tragedy. Post-viewing discussions often include topics such as animation style and quality, cinematography, voice acting, and themes.

Art Club

The Art Club encourages artistic expression and creative thinking in the Choate community. The club is geared toward people of all artistic backgrounds and levels of experience.

The Artist

The Artist is a student publication with the sole purpose of raising awareness of and appreciation for the arts at Choate.

Choate Boar Studio

The Choate Boar Studio produces short to mid-length films and explores cinematography and the effective use of video to tell a story.

Choate Improv Club

Choate Improv Club provides an outlet for creativity in the Choate community, a comfortable environment for experienced actors and newcomers alike, and free entertainment for the community.

Choate Model Congress


Choate Model United Nations Team (CRHMUN)

CRHMUN broadens the intellectual horizons of its members, through discourse, debate, research, analysis, and other critical means. The organization energizes its members through rigorous training for competition at collegiate MUN conferences.

Choate Slam Poetry Association

Our purpose is to bring Choate poets together to write, perform, and appreciate spoken word poetry.

Creative Writing Club (CWC)

The Creative Writing Club (CWC) provides an opportunity for club members to creatively express themselves and grow individually as writers. Through seminar-styled club meetings, members will peer edit submissions and give feedback to one another.

Dance Company

The organization provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively through dance and choreography. Student members of Dance Company work in collaboration with their adviser to improve their art both artistically and technically, while exploring multiple styles of dance and movement in workshop, rehearsal, and performance settings.

Debate Team

Choate Debate Team is an organization that teaches, promotes, and appreciates the art of debate. Membership is open to anyone, and the team practices intramurally and competes interscholastically at peer schools and universities.

Hip Hop Club

This organization seeks to integrate Hip Hop culture into the Choate Rosemary Hall community through dance, music, and discussion of topics related to the Hip Hop society.

Kaprophones

The Kaprophones is an all-male a cappella group that provides musical entertainment to the Choate and greater Wallingford communities. We work to have one or two performances each term and hope to master 10-20 songs.

Lilith

Lilith, an all-female a cappella group, performs at school school meetings and at the Daily Grind, as well as other SAC-sponsored activities. We travel to daycare centers, retirement homes, and other venues in the community to share our love of music.

Maiyeros


Step Squad

The Step Squad uses percussive dance to preform, entertain and compete not only at Choate, but also in the Wallingford Community and at other prep schools.

Student DJ Association

The association provides DJ services for SAC activities and a variety of events on campus.

Whimawehs

The Whimawehs is an all-female, a cappella ensemble that was founded over fifty-eight years ago. The group sings for parents and guests over Parents Weekend, Grandparents Day, Spring Visits, alumni gatherings, Garden Party, and other Choate Rosemary Hall and Town of Wallingford events.

Young Democrats

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide a forum in which members will be able to engage in political activities with other members including (but not limited to) debates, discussions, lectures, and canvassing for candidates. This organization also exists to augment awareness of certain political perspectives throughout the Choate Rosemary Hall campus.

Young Republicans

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide an environment in which members will be able to engage in political activities with other members including (but not limited to) debates, discussions, lectures, and outdoor activities. This organization also exists to increase awareness of certain political points of view throughout the Choate Rosemary Hall campus.

Community Service

Any Where Autism Relates To Everyone (AWARE)

The purpose of this club is to increase the Choate community's basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will learn about this disorder, share their knowledge with their peers, and work to raise funds for research about the disorder.

Boars Open Doors

Boars Open Doors' mission is provide educational support for physically and emotionally disadvantaged children in surrounding communities.

Friends Of Simply Smiles (FOSS)

The club supports national and international efforts of Simply Smiles through activities on campus that raise both awareness and funds for underserved children, their families and communities.

Girl for Girls (G4G)

G4G provides girls in underserved communities in the Bahamas with a stable, consistent, and encouraging source of guidance.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands provides Choate students with an opportunity to assist those with special needs by partnering with organizations such as Goodwill and SARAH.

Make-A-Wish

This club supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation that raises funds to grant the wishes of children with life threatening diseases.

Red Cross

Red Cross Club provides aid to those in need in our community and beyond. It also informs and educates the community about natural disasters and trains community members to be prepared for emergencies.

Robin Hood Foundation

The Robin Hood Foundation fights New York City poverty through various fundraising efforts on campus. All administrative costs are covered by the the board, ensuring that 100% of donations go directly to the cause.

Special Pop Skate


Special Pop Swim

Pop Swim’s mission is to help people with intellectual disabilities enjoy swimming while fostering a sense of community and connection between swimmers and volunteers.

Teach Choate

Teach Choate is a community service program that provides English language instruction to Choate employees who are not native speakers.

Teach Music

Teach Music provides Choate musicians with an opportunity to volunteer at local learning centers, churches and S.C.O.W. (the Spanish Community of Wallingford) to provide young children with vocal and instrumental lessons at no cost.

Teach Wallingford

Through Teach Wallingford student volunteers tutor, support, and encourage primary school students at the Moses Y. Beach School. Choate’s diverse student body allows the students they engage to encounter cultures, viewpoints and experiences different from their own.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The club engages in volunteering within the Choate community by hosting fundraisers and hanging informational posters. This organization supports global efforts to raise funds for and awareness about the status of international children's rights and informs the Choate community about violations of human rights that take place daily around the globe. The club engages in volunteering within the Choate community by hosting fundraisers and hanging informational posters. At its meetings, discussion centers on the inalienable rights of all children.

Global Awareness

Arabic Club

Members of the Arabic Club learn how to read, write, and speak basic Arabic, discuss current events taking place in Middle Eastern Arab countries, and be introduced to Middle Eastern cuisine and traditions.

Asian Student Association (ASA)

Through club meetings, leadership activities, and campus events, we aim to educate the community with respect to Asian culture. ASA opens its arms to all members of the student body.

Carib Club

Carib Club raises funds for worthwhile causes in Caribbean, increases awareness about Caribbean culture at Choate Rosemary Hall, and provides a supportive community for students of Caribbean backgrounds.

Chinese Club

The club seeks to raise awareness about Chinese culture and traditions and to educate the School community about important contemporary Chinese issues.

Choate Afro-latino Student Alliance (CALSA)

CALSA promotes a sense of racial unity and harmony within the Choate community. We seek to create an atmosphere where we can openly and honestly express our feelings and concerns about issues affecting our lives.

Choate Amnesty International

Choate Amnesty International engages in research and action that is focused on preventing and ending grave human rights abuses – physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination – by educating the Choate community about these issues and undertaking initiatives for extensive advocacy.

Choate Diversity Student Association (CDSA)

CDSA conducts discussions about how topics such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, ability affect students as individuals, the Choate community, and society as a whole.

Choate Friends Of Israel (CFI)

CFI supports Israel's unequivocal right to peacefully exist and to defend itself as a democratic Jewish state. We are open to students of any religion, ethnicity, or political opinion.

Choate Korea Friendship Association (CKFA)

CKFA aims to promulgate the cultural traditions of Korea and to provide unity not only among the ethnically Korean community at Choate but also with all interested students.

Choate Model United Nations Team (CRHMUN)

CRHMUN broadens the intellectual horizons of its members, through discourse, debate, research, analysis, and other critical means. The organization energizes its members through rigorous training for competition at collegiate MUN conferences.

Choate South Asian Association (CSAA)

CSAA introduces Indian culture, traditions and cuisine to the Choate community via student organized events.

Hillel

Hillel provides Jewish students with a sense of friendship, community, tradition, and continuity. We aspire to furnish all Choate students with an understanding of the Jewish faith and establish a warm, inclusive atmosphere in which all Jewish students, and hopefully others, feel comfortable.

Hispanic-latin Forum (HLF)

The purpose of this organization is to create an awareness and appreciation for Hispanic and Latin culture in the Choate Rosemary Hall community. We want to unite those who are passionate about Latin-American culture and those who feel that the Hispanic voice is a quiet one, not only at Choate but also in the world, and who want to change that.

International Student Society (IS^2)

International Student Society is dedicated to promoting the diversity at Choate and discussing and addressing issues that international students have here on Choate campus. The club not only welcomes international students, but also opens its arms to all students who are interested in learning about the different cultures and developing a global perspective.

Japanese Club

Our mission is to create an awareness and appreciation of Japanese culture and language on campus through various club activities.

Liberty In North Korea (LINK)

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) educates Choate students about the human rights crisis in North Korea. The club also raises funds to provide aid and relief to North Korean refugees in China and other neighboring countries and to support the organization's efforts in relocating these refugees to more politically stable countries.

Thai Club

The Thai Club aims to share different aspects of Thai culture including language, food, and history with the community and educate club members and others in the community about contemporary political and social issues in Thailand.

Towards A Better Latin America (TABLA)

TABLA supports and creates projects to aid the underprivileged communities in South America. The club focuses on raising funds for the children of these specific communities.

Publications

The Artist

The Artist is a student publication with the sole purpose of raising awareness of and appreciation for the arts at Choate.

Beyond Choate

Beyond Choate is an bi-monthly publication that aims to inform the Choate community about humanitarian issues in the global community. Our assignment meetings are open to all students.

The Brief

The Brief staff is responsible for producing Choate Rosemary Hall's 300-page yearbook and 30-40 page spring term supplement.

The Choate News

thechoatenews.choate.edu

Now in its 104th year, The News is written, edited and published to cover events at the school and to offer a forum for opinions of significant interest to the Choate Rosemary Hall community. Our mission also includes providing students an introduction to the profession of journalism.

The Currency Magazine

This publication serves as a medium for student writers to foster intellectual curiosity about new themes in economics, business, and finance.

High Society

The purpose of this student publication is to comment on society—to celebrate it, pick out its flaws, and expose the complete and often shocking truth—by publishing literature, art, and opinion articles that offer unique and interesting perspectives on society

Horizons Historical Review

Horizons Historical Review aims is to publish a rich journal compiled of student essays in the fields of history and social sciences that exhibit elements of solid historical analysis, original lines of inquiry, and strong writing.

The Lit

Choate’s student produced literary magazine, published three times a year. The magazine has been a school tradition under its current name since 1972, and under other names back to the early decades of both Choate and Rosemary Hall. The Lit showcases writing, art, and photography.

Lorem Ipsum

Lorem Ipsum is a monthly publication that aims to introduce the Choate community to the art of satirical writing by publishing a series of articles inspired by events at Choate and beyond.

Overtime

Overtime is a monthly sports publication that informs and entertains the Choate community. Articles will not only include a review of high profile games, but also will provide team analysis from different point of views, history of leagues and teams, financial aspects of sports, and the team management.

Social Change

Any Where Autism Relates To Everyone (AWARE)

The purpose of this club is to increase the Choate community's basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will learn about this disorder, share their knowledge with their peers, and work to raise funds for research about the disorder.

Beyond Choate

Beyond Choate is an bi-monthly publication that aims to inform the Choate community about humanitarian issues in the global community. Our assignment meetings are open to all students.

The Body Project


Choate Amnesty International

Choate Amnesty International engages in research and action that is focused on preventing and ending grave human rights abuses – physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination – by educating the Choate community about these issues and undertaking initiatives for extensive advocacy.

Choate Diversity Student Association (CDSA)

CDSA conducts discussions about how topics such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, ability affect students as individuals, the Choate community, and society as a whole.

Spectrum

SPECTRUM directly supports sexual minorities both within the Choate Rosemary Hall community and in our global community. The organization also serves as a springboard for promoting full and complete acceptance for sexual minorities, a forum for discussion of issues pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity, and a framework for education on these topics.

Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE)

SAGE encourages discussion of gender equality through the lens of reproductive rights, gender roles, economic justice, ending violence against women, racial justice, the objectification of women in media and LGBTQ rights. Males are encouraged to join the club to emphasize that feminism and gender equality also benefit men, and so that we could deconstruct current myths and stereotypes about feminism, feminists, and gender equality.

Students Against Climate Change (SACC)

SACC strives to improve the Choate community’s environmental awareness and sustainability efforts. We focus on connecting the Choate community with climate change related issues on a global scale as well as addressing Choate’s individual carbon footprint.

Women For Women Choate (W4WC)

This organization promotes an understanding and awareness of women’s conditions in other countries and offers support (both monetary and psychological) to women living in harsh conditions.

Women Of The World (WOW)

This discussion-based club studies issues women have confronted over the past four centuries (particularly focusing on the 20th and 21st). WoW studies the history of women in America in great depth, as well as the three different waves of feminism in America.

Young Centrists

Young Centrists seek to use Charles Wheelman’s ideas coupled with "The Centrist Manifesto" to drive debate and support centrist groups worldwide such as Yesh Atid and the National Congress Party (India). Discussion includes environmental, social, and fiscal responsibility, as well as economic opportunity and collaboration towards social balance.

Special Interests

ACS Chem Club

The ACS Chem Club is affiliated with the American Chemical Society. The club provides students interested in chemistry and science an opportunity to explore chemistry outside of the classroom.

Animated Arts Club (ARC)

ARC’s purpose is to spread appreciation for the medium of animated storytelling. The club hosts viewings of short films, broadcast episodes, and films from genres ranging from comedy and romance to thriller and tragedy. Post-viewing discussions often include topics such as animation style and quality, cinematography, voice acting, and themes.

Astronomy Club

The primary purpose of the Astronomy Club is to supply a practical means by which students may observe the night sky in an educational and insightful manner.

Birding Club (Ornithology)

Our goal is to foster an appreciation of and respect for our local natural resources and to help members of the Choate community understand and enjoy birds and other wildlife, their habitats, and their link to people.

Boar Pen

The Boar Pen promotes school spirit by organizing spectators in support of athletic competitions and arts events throughout the year.

Chess Club

The Chess Club provides an opportunity for students of all skill levels to play chess and participate in local and regional competitions.

Choate Philosophy Club (CPC)

CPC provides a relaxed and informal environment in which students can discuss specific philosophers, their history, their ideas, and how they contributed to their school(s) of philosophy.

Choate Programming Union (CPU)

CPU creates a collaborative environment in which members can share their ideas and creations in programming software, such as C++, Java, and others.

Choate Ski And Snowboard Club


Choate STEM Club (STEM)

The STEM Club organizes field projects within the Choate community by connecting project creators to members ready to work on their project and the resources they need to realize their endeavor.

Classics League

The purpose of the Classics League is to foster an appreciation for Ancient Greek and Roman culture, language, history, and art as well as to gain an understanding of and appreciate the subtle connections of Classical antiquity to our society today.

Comic Book Club

This club provides an environment for likeminded students to discuss, share, and cultivate their interests in comic books.

Committee On Student Activities (COSA)

An advisory committee of the Student Activities Center, COSA is responsible for managing the quality of club life on campus by training and supporting club leaders.

Conservation Proctors (C-Proctors)


Distributive Education Club Of America (DECA)

DECAs mission is to help students to learn and understand the application of economics and to provide a platform for students to use their knowledge in inter-scholastic competitions.

Environmental Action Coalition (EAC)

The EAC encourages respect for the campus environment and promotes informed, environmentally conscious lifestyles.

Fashion Club (in Moda)

The Fashion Club promotes an appreciation for and interest in design and fashion as a way to express oneself.

Future Problem Solving Club

Future Problem Solving motivates students to develop an active interest in the future, improve written and oral communication skills, work cooperatively, develop research skills, and think creatively, critically and analytically.

Games And Change (G&C)

Games and Change raises money for global relief organizations through the competitive platform of video games. Our goal is to debunk myths and stereotypes about the video game culture, and to legitimize video games as an art form.

Girl Code

Girl Code provides a comfortable environment for learning, sharing ideas, and experimentation within the realm of computer science. Girl Code also raises awareness about the gender divide in the study of coding.

Math Team


Photography Club

The Photography Club promotes photography in all forms – photojournalism, fine art, or simply Instagram. We aim to educate club members about different photography techniques and famous photographers’ works, while also promoting and discussing student work.

Physics Club

The Physics Club hosts discussions and debates on a wide range of topics not typically covered in physics classes such as the black hole information paradox and string theory.

Political And Current Events (PACE)

Using a variety of news sources, PACE provides an environment for Choate students to discuss and analyze the current world events.

Readers United

Readers United encourages students to read leisurely and to update the image of the library, books, and reading to the twenty-first century.

Sac Tech Crew

The Tech Crew provides technical and logistical support for SAC activities such as dances, concerts, and coffeehouses.

Student Council


Sunday Soccer

The purpose of this club is to give an opportunity Choate students to pursue their interest in playing recreational soccer on weekends.


St. John Hall Student Center



Downtime

Weekends are a time for relaxing and unwinding apart from our usual school schedule – but that doesn’t mean activities grind to a halt nor does it mean day student stay home. Weekends offer fun activities for all Choate students from dances, to service opportunities, to varsity games under the lights… there’s always something happening.

Downtime & Weekend Activity schedules:

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