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An institution to house the mentally deficient. Overrun with children whose parents no longer want to have to put up with them. Synonymous with “hell-hole”. Even though considered a preparatory school, it is looked down upon by the more prestigious schools. Choate may be well-known around the world, but only because so many people go there, i.e. the 26% acceptance rate. Choate’s successes are not counted in their alumni or academic honors, but in the number of hot dogs consumed on average daily in the dining hall. There is a general lack of personal hygiene, both for the students, and their environment. Regardless of the socio-economic standard discipline is lacking, and the majority of alumni, well, you can’t really call them alumni, they never left the school. Choate has now gone from a 9-12 boarding school, to a care facility for the mentally ill and deficient. While this may all sound daunting, there is some silver-lining. At their last curling match, their star athlete managed to hold off the 956th ranked special Olympian, with his final toss, he managed to overcome his opponent, setting a school record for least losses in a season, making his record 1-64. He shattered the previous record by over 50 losses, which was the chess team, which went on a record-setting season in ’87, their record standing at 1-134. Choate, while not renowned for their academics or their athletics, may be the choice for your child, if you just don’t want to see him anymore.
"Did you hear about that alumnus from Choate?"
"You mean the one who was caught selling pot to 3-year-olds?"
"Yeah"
"I almost went to Choate, but then decided that I wanted to get out of Juvie and change my life!"
"Way to make the good decision!"
by Folumbe April 14, 2008
 
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The by-all-means unworthy rival of Deerfield Academy, and the home to approximately 850 oblivious, self-entitled yuppies-to-be, give or take a few special cases. When they aren't screaming their only “cheer” (undistinguishable howling) at games, they resort to screaming "safety school" at the opposing Deerfield fans. The only irony is that their acceptance rate is a full 8 points below Deerfield's, making Choate a last-resort to many Deerfield applicants. The worst part is, the same students who shower their vicinity with saliva when they shout "safety school" bite their lip and wish they went to Deerfield come college application time, as Deerfield puts up easily better matriculation numbers. So if it isn't the academics that's better at Choate, it is most likely the general decorum, right? Wrong. While Choate has no dress code, allowing them to dress like their cavemen selves as they slouch to classes, Deerfield has an upstanding coat and tie look that denotes respect and class. Finally, Choaties tend to tout their campus and its location as a Garden of Eden, bragging of its relevant place on the map (Wallingford, CT) The only real advantage this gives is that when they get suspended/expelled for their 119-year-old failure to understand basic discipline, it's not a far drive back to their hometown of New York City, where their parents will wonder why they never tutored them for the SSAT, so they could've had a shot at Deerfield Academy.
Therapist: Most of my clients suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, it's really quite troubling.
You: Why is that?
Therapist: Oh, most of them lived not far from Wallingford, CT - home of Choate.
by The Unadultered Truth December 17, 2009
 
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Choate Rosemary Hall, located in Wallingford, CT, is one of the most prestigious and well-known preparatory schools in the nation. A boarding school of around 850, Choate attracts students from all over the world, enabling there to be a diverse student body.

Choate has educated some of America's most prominent, including President John F. Kennedy, Michael Douglas, Paul Giamatti, Adlai Stevenson, Herb Kohler, Glenn Close, Jamie Lee Curtis, Edward Albee, Ivanka Trump, Amanda Hearst, John Dos Passos, etc. (For further reference: http://www.celebrityprepschools.com)

With two I.M. Pei-designed buildings, beautiful architecture, a 400+ acre campus, dedicated faculty, extensive resources, strong alumni network, and one of the most comprehensive and advanced secondary school curricula, Choate Rosemary Hall continues to be one of the most well-regarded first-tier prep schools.

Despite falling behind in name recognition, prestige, reputation, academics, and athletics, Deerfield Academy is Choate's traditional rival.
Though few people are familiar with "Deerfield Academy" outside the boarding school world, Choate Rosemary Hall is well-known by people all over the world.

Choate Rosemary Hall scholar-athletes were able to defeat Deerfield in all varsity contests in 2005 in the annual Deerfield Day athletics contest. It was the first time a SWEEP had been achieved in both schools' histories.

Located in a quaint New England town, Choaties are in direct walking distance to eateries (Italian, American, Japanese, Chinese, diners, fast food, etc.), cafes, retailers (clothes, groceries, hair salons, etc.), a movie theater, etc.

Deerfield, on the other hand, literally does not have any stores or commercial outlets of any kind. They must entertain themselves, instead, by "looking towards the hills." Some Deerfield students interpret this by getting high in the woods down by the river.

Choaties are known to be scholars, athletes, citizens, gentlemen/ladies, intellectual, sociable, and fun. Few parties would be complete without a good-sized contingent of Choate students.
by Choatie March 04, 2006
 
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A boarding school for kids who are ghetto but think they're preppy. Those who go to Choate are not lucky enough to have been accepted to more elite boarding schools i.e. Deerfield Academy, Hotchkiss, Andover, and Taft. Choaties think they're really cool but they're all just sellouts whose trust funds are running on empty.
That's horrible! You're stuck at Choate? It's full of ghetto posers! Too bad you didn't get into a real prep school.
by Polkadot von Prepster March 03, 2005
 
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Those who don't get into Deerfield Academy, Exeter, Andover, or Taft, go to Choate. Those who go their are ghetto and are posers. It isn't a real prep school.
You weren't accepted at any good prep schools? Well I guess you can always go to Choate.
by Polkadot von Prepster March 03, 2005
 
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Those who don't get into any better boarding schools go to Choate. They have terrible food and the school is in the middle of nowhere. People there are depressed and act out against other people.
Look at the other definitions of choate on urbandictionary.com.
by I went to Choate 05' September 26, 2005