Articles by: Samantha Stevenson '19

Camp Hazen YMCA in Chester, CT hosted this year's prefect CLI training.

Prefects Return to Camp Hazen YMCA

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Three days before the start of preseason, prefects arrived on campus to attend training for the Choate Leadership Institute (CLI). After moving into their dorm rooms, they packed their sleeping bags and traveled to Camp Hazen YMCA in Chester, CT. There, prefects received lectures on important information concerning schoolRead More

Departing Faculty Profiles

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mr. Paul Jackson As the year draws to a close, language teacher Mr. Paul Jackson plans on moving to the South to continue teaching and undertake a director role, as well as be closer to his father’s family. During his two years at Choate, Mr. Jackson has taught both ChineseRead More

The Robotics Team traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the VEX Worlds Robotics Tournament where it won the Teamwork Award.

Choate Robotics Team: Best Teamwork in the world

May 12, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

The Choate Robotics Team lived up to its legacy this spring term, becoming the only New England team to accept the Teamwork Award at the VEX Worlds Robotics Tournament. Twelve members of the Choate Robotics Team spent five days, from April 19 through April 22, in Louisville, Kentucky competing inRead More

Photo by Shamari Harrington

A Taste of the Middle East

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students, faculty, and families packed into the Mellon Library Reading Room last Sunday, eager for “One Thousand and One Flavors,” a Middle Eastern dinner hosted by the Arabic Club. Co-presidents Amira Nazer ’17 and Lucas Ferrer ’17 and their faculty adviser, Mr. Georges Chahwan, Choate’s Arabic and Middle Eastern StudiesRead More

The Verdict Is in on The New JC

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Wednesday during form meetings, third, fourth, and fifth formers voted for students to represent their classes on the Judicial Committee (JC). In front of their respective forms, students running for the position gave speeches on why they would be effective JC representatives. Kate Spencer ’20 and Henry Susser ’20Read More

Stevenson Fellow Advocates for Public Service

Stevenson Fellow Advocates for Public Service

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

After many phone calls, Justice Margot Botsford, a ’65 graduate of Rosemary Hall, was chosen to come to Choate and speak to students and faculty as the 2017 Adlai Stevenson Fellow. Ms. Amy Foster, the HPRSS department head, highlighted two distinctive qualities of Ms. Botsford; she works in the judicialRead More

Senior Gift Drive Contributes to Scholarship Fund

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Student participation in the Senior Gift Drive was markedly low this year, with only 73% of the senior class donating a total of $1,692 to the Students for Students Scholarship Fund. The fund-raiser ended last Friday. This Students for Students Scholarship fund was founded in 1984. Over the past fiveRead More

New Schedule Upends Music Lessons

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Due to the new daily schedule next year, three options for music lessons will be available: a 35-minute block once a week, 35-minute blocks twice a week, or a 70-minute block once a week. Fees will be slightly higher or lower depending on the lesson’s length, but will be proportionalRead More

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Jordan Ellenberg, Mr. Bob Woodward, Dr. Tricia Rose, and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Choosing Special Program Speakers: A Special Process

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most students’ understanding of how a special program speaker is selected may likely be summed up by Mr. Kevin Roger’s, Choate’s Director of Studies, humorous explanation: “We reach out and negotiate and then ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom we have a speaker.” But, of course, “ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom” takes tremendous resources, time, and effort to achieve.Read More