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We look forward to reviewing your application materials. Early submission is important as space for programs and classes is limited. The instructions below are designed to guide you through the online application process for each specific program.

Current Choate students and students currently applying for the regular academic year should follow application instructions at the bottom of this page.

On Campus Programs & Volunteer Corps

On Campus & Volunteer Corps Application Instructions

Step One – Complete the Online Application
  • Applicants must submit a 250-300 word Personal Statement. Statements may be composed in a word processing program and then copied into the Personal Statement field. If additional time is required to complete the essay, applicants may indicate that they will submit their statement at a later date via email. The form will not submit if the field is left blank.
  • An application fee of $75 is required and is payable by credit card or check. The application fee for international students is $100.
Step Two – Submit Recommendations
  • Complete the Teacher and School Official Recommendation Request Form. Once you submit the application, you will receive an email with a link to the Recommendation Request Form. Note: some programs have specific requirements for teacher recommendations. Instructions are outlined on the recommendation forms.
Step Three – Submit a Transcript
  • Request a transcript with the applicant's current courses and grades to be sent directly to Choate Summer Programs.
Step Four – Submit a Graded Essay
  • Provide a recent graded essay – preferably from an English or Humanities course.


    International Applicants

    Depending on grade level, non-native speakers of English must enroll in either middle school or high school ELI if they do not score an 80 or above on an Internet-based TOEFL or TOEFL Junior.

    • Applicants for middle school ELI must have at least 2 years of English in their home schools.
    • Applicants for high school ELI must have at least 3 years of English in their home schools.


Summer Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad Application Instructions

Step One – Complete the Online Application
  • Applicants must submit a 250-300 word Personal Statement. Statements may be composed in a word processing program and then copied into the Personal Statement field. If additional time is required to complete the essay, applicants may indicate that they will submit their statement at a later date via email. The form will not submit if the field is left blank.
  • An application fee of $75 is required and is payable by credit card or check. The application fee for international students is $100.
Step Two – Submit Recommendations
  • Complete the Teacher and School Official Recommendation Request Form. Once you submit the application, you will receive an email with a link to the Recommendation Request Form. Note: some programs have specific requirements for teacher recommendations. Instructions are outlined on the recommendation forms.
Step Three – Submit a Transcript
  • Request a transcript with the applicant's current courses and grades to be sent directly to Choate Summer Programs.

Athletics Advantage

2018 Application Coming Soon

Athletics Advantage is dedicated to helping student athletes advance in their sport while learning what it takes to play on a varsity team at the prep school level.

Summer 2018 program dates coming soon!

Young Artists Summer Program

2018 Application Coming Soon

The Young Artists Programs in Theater and Visual Arts is geared for children in grades K-6. Half-day and full day programs are available.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Carol Jones, (203) 697-2035.

Application Process for Current Choate Students & Applicants


Students who are either current Choate students or applicants for Choate admission for the upcoming fall are not required to submit supplemental materials. To apply for any summer program, complete the following steps:

  • Applicants for Summer Programs must submit a 250-300 word Personal Statement. Statements may be composed in a word processing program and then copied into the Personal Statement field. If additional time is required to complete the essay, applicants may indicate that they will submit their statement at a later date via email. The form will not submit if the field is left blank.

  • Current Choate students are exempt from the Summer Programs application fee and should choose the Current Choate Student option on the Application Fee Payment screen.

2018 Dates

Summer Study Abroad in Morocco
through July 7
Summer Study Abroad in France
through July 18
Summer Study Abroad in Spain
through July 22
Summer Programs | 4-week Signature Programs
through July 20
Summer Programs | 5-week Academic Enrichment, JFK Institute, Immersion Geometry and ELI
through July 27
Summer Programs Session I | 2-week Signature Programs
through July 6
Young Artists Summer Program | Session I
through July 13
Summer Programs Session II | 2-week Signature Programs
through July 20
Young Artists Summer Program | Session II
through July 27