Articles by: Christine Mason '19

In Annual Rite, Tuition Stops Paying Choate’s bill

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Many students at Choate may assume that the School runs off of the funds that come from students’ tuition alone. However, tuition only provides the funds for about half of the school year. Mr. Matt McDonald, Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admissions, said, “Students pay a tuition,Read More

Colony Hall, a 50,000-square-foot addition to the Paul Mellon Arts Center, will include an auditorium for more than 1,000 people.

Pmac Addition to be Named Colony Hall

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Behind the Paul Mellon Arts Center (PMAC), construction for Choate’s much awaited Colony Hall began in mid-December. Ms. Kalya Yannatos, the Director of the PMAC, said this construction is a way of Choate’s “recognizing the need to allow the arts program to be fully supported in the way thatRead More

Two Schools, Two Dr. Curtises: A Rivalry Built Upon Friendship

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As we approach Deerfield Day — or Choate Day, as our friends in the Emerald City call it — sports teams are getting ready to compete while spectators are preparing  to board the rooter buses to cheer on their classmates. Students at Choate and Deerfield alike look forward to theRead More

The Nuisance of Club Dorm Meetings

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With more than 100 clubs on campus, students have a large variety of extracurriculars to choose from outside of sports and ensembles. That being said, students also need to complete their homework, attend after-school activities, and find time for sleep. In recent years, the emerging trend has been for clubsRead More

Ms. Henríquez speaks to the community at school meeting, giving students and faculty a more complex understanding of the assigned summer reading.

Author Cristina Henríquez Visits campus

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, September 19, Ms. Cristina Henríquez, author of this summer’s required school reading, The Book of Unknown Americans, visited the Choate community. While on campus, Ms. Henríquez had dinner with members of the English Department, spoke to Choate students in Advanced Creative Writing and Intensive Creative Writing courses, discussedRead More

The New Schedule: Causes and Effects

The New Schedule: Causes and Effects

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  With the commencement of the school year, students and teachers have been introduced to a new academic and afternoon schedule, changing the duration of class periods, as well as the times of afterschool activities and study hours. These changes are the result of careful consideration by members of theRead More

Mr. Foster, now an HPRSS teacher, began his teaching career in math.

Mr. Foster Bids Farewell

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In just a couple weeks, a number of admirable faculty members will be departing from the Choate community. Among them is Mr. Tom Foster, an HPRSS teacher who has worked on campus for 40 years. Before coming to Choate, Mr. Foster  taught at the Moses Brown School in Providence, RhodeRead More

Raised on Campus, Faculty Children Reflect

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The average Choate student remains on campus for four years. For faculty children, the duration can be much longer — living in Wallingford for, say, eighteen years before leaving the Choate community. Because of their many years on campus, faculty children have an evolving perspective on Choate as a community,Read More

Fruit, Fire, and Silver Tears: This Year’s Spanish Plays

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This year, Mattie Drucker ’17 brought her artistic writing to Choate, first with her Directed Study, Advanced Playwriting and Screenwriting, and now with her play, Manzanas y Pecados, or Apples and Sins, specially featured in this year’s Spanish play. Drucker studied abroad in Spain last spring, where she was inspiredRead More