Campus & Community
Choate cultivates a vibrant community of principled individuals from diverse backgrounds and unites them through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect.
We value shared experiences and traditions that shape character, build cohesion, generate school spirit, and foster lifelong connections.
Characteristics central to the character of the Choate community are integrity, respect, and compassion.
Integrity means, at root, to be whole. We must each work toward self-knowledge, self-awareness; the beliefs and values that spring from this should be reflected in our behavior. Integrity requires honesty in our academic work and our personal lives; such honesty is crucial for nurturing individual relationships and a community of trust. As we build integrity, we must develop the ability to stand up for what is right.
Respect involves treating oneself and others with dignity. This includes the acceptance, perhaps even the celebration, of our differences. Respect also includes taking responsibility for our commitments to ourselves and to others, as well as treating all people in a fair, nonprejudicial manner. Respect should extend beyond the Choate community and characterize our interactions with all individuals.
Compassion means having a true understanding of, and sympathy for, the condition and needs of others. This requires developing an awareness of what is happening in the lives of other people. Such awareness forms the foundation for, and encouragement of, acts of generosity and support for those in need.
Students, faculty, staff, and families live by the Choate Rosemary Hall Statement of Expectations.
“We Gather Together”
Nearly every week throughout the year, Choate students, faculty, and staff come together for School Meeting. It is a time for us celebrate, reflect, and share the accomplishments, hardships, and efforts of our community members and as a whole. A highlight for many are our Choate Talks – personal reflections shared with the community.
Choate has a number of Speakers Programs that bring renowned thought leaders to campus to energize, educate, and expand student and faculty perspectives and to broaden conversations about important topics in the world and within our community.