Articles by: J. Bryce Wachtell '17

The Wachtell brothers sit on the Hill House steps.

Far from Home, Closer than Ever

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The single most defining feature of my childhood? Sharing a bedroom with my younger brother. The bond between Tommy ’19 and me grew stronger with each midnight discussion that bounced between our twin-size beds and matching duvets. In that time, he taught me countless lessons: I learned how to cultivateRead More

Sandra Leon '19 jubilantly protests at the Women's March in Hartford, Conn., following inauguration day.

Scores of Students Engage in Anti-Trump Protests

January 27, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

Protesters turned out in crowds of half a million plus last Saturday, January 21 for the Women’s March on Washington following a controversial inauguration day. At the same time, millions more participated in “sister marches” held in over 600 locations worldwide. Dozens of spirited Choate students were among them. ChoateRead More

Carr and Curtis Seek Continued Progress on Strategic Plan

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With a limited number of school days, special programs, and trustee meetings, Choate faces an ongoing issue of priority; the community constantly grapples with what topic, action, or event is most relevant each year. Often, the answer is dictated by the actions of the administration, led by Dr. Alex Curtis,Read More

The Wild Boars patch up the hole in their bus using a kicker’s net.

Football Finds Trouble… and a Toll Booth

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Saturday night, Boys’ Varsity Football boarded their DATTCO charter bus triumphant. They had just beat Phillips Exeter Academy 49-0, adding another win to their 24+ victory streak. But the night’s excitement played out on more than just the field, for the trip back included a sideswiped toll booth andRead More

Choate’s Façade for Visitors disingenuous

Choate’s Façade for Visitors disingenuous

March 27, 2016 at 12:07 am 0 comments

The food gets better, students are told to follow the dress code, teachers start smiling more, the hedges are groomed and the grass cut, and white linens are topped with coffee and donut holes. What do all of these occurrences have in common?  They all come about when parents, grandparents,Read More

Need for Empathy as College Decisions Released

March 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

It’s the season for freezing faces, excessive pie-eating, crackling fires, and unwarranted caroling. But, as usual, our annual holiday cheer is accompanied by the college decision season, which brings both gleaming smiles and tear-filled hugs. Some treat the process well, making it constructive, supportive, and relaxed, while others turn itRead More