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Since the School’s earliest founding on Rosemary Farm in 1890, the Town of Wallingford hasn’t just been an address, it’s been home. Home to the faculty who live and teach here, home to the students who learn and develop here, and to the staff and families who work and grow here. 

For over 130 years, the Town of Wallingford and Choate Rosemary Hall have enjoyed a shared history of growth and prosperity. 

Integral to the foundations of the residential boarding school experience, we value community. Community is core to our mission and our values. And, we believe our community doesn’t begin and end at the edge of campus. With a shared commitment to community, Choate Rosemary Hall and Wallingford thrive together. 


Acre Campus

Since 2012, 268 acres have been protected as part of the Kohler Environmental Center program


Day students

from Wallingford and surrounding towns



58% live in Wallingford



representing over 38 states and 52 countries and regions



Choate was founded at Rosemary Farm in Wallingford


Financial aid

awarded to 28 Wallingford students



volunteered by students, faculty and staff


Annual visitors

to Wallingford and campus



driven to the local economy by Choate

packing boxes at food bank

Community Engagement

Choate faculty, staff and students actively participate in bettering the greater Wallingford community through volunteer work. 

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students walking in town with ice cream

Economic Impact 

As Wallingford’s 5th largest employer, Choate contributes significantly to the local economy. 

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Environmental Stewardship

We strive to minimize our carbon footprint through sustainable practices and thoughtful resource management.

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Local Partnerships

Choate actively partners with local organizations to support their missions and the shared values of our School and our town. 

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Adriana Rodríguez, SCOW

Choate Rosemary Hall is a gem to Wallingford! Over the years, Choate Rosemary Hall has provided a diverse, inclusive and educational space for our families to participate in innovative programs. The faculty and students at Choate are always looking for ways to participate, give back and learn from the community. We are very lucky to be neighbors! —Adriana Rodríguez, Executive Director, Spanish Community of Wallingford

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Our Campus, Your Neighborhood

Uniquely situated within town, on some corners it is unclear where Choate Rosemary Hall ends and Wallingford begins. Since 1890, the seamless integration of the campus into Wallingford Town Center has been a wonderful differentiating feature for our School. 

Many students and faculty choose Choate because of the accessibility to town, its businesses and amenities, as well as its proximity to New Haven, New York, and Boston.

Likewise, the Choate campus augments town center offerings with over 450 acres of greenspace including walking trails, an outdoor track, tennis courts, and sledding hills. The School welcomes the community to use many of its facilities through any number of its partnership programs. We welcome our neighbors to join us on campus to watch a game and cheer on the Wild Boars, and to attend our student and guest artist performances held throughout the year.

Community Partnership News

Read about Choate's involvement in the community!

Upcoming Community Events

Facilities Use

Wallingford residents are welcome to visit our campus. Choate’s track and walking trails are open for community use. Other campus facilities such as the ice rink, pool, and fields are available for use through our partnership programs with local organizations such as SCOW, Wallingford YMCA, and Wallingford Parks & Recreation to name a few, and are also available for rent.

Interested in hosting an event at Choate? 

Facilities Request Form

Have a question about the use of campus facilities?
Contact Raquel Simoneau, Manager of Campus and Community Events at (203) 697-2149 or 

Current Initiatives 

What’s next for Choate? Led by our strategic plan, The Path Ahead, we are building upon traditional strengths with an innovative approach to a sustainable future.

  • Admission building proposal/plans

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Alison Cady portrait

Strategic Initiatives & Media Inquiries

Contact Alison Cady, Chief Communications Officer at or (203) 697-2526. 

Parent & Community Relations

Contact Cheryl Madden, Manager of Parent and Community Relations at or (203) 697-2933.

Raquel Simoneau portrait

Campus & Community Events

Contact Raquel Simoneau, Manager of Campus and Community Events at or (203) 697-2149. 

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