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« Reply #10 on: 13 February 2012, 19:42:33 »

The 2nd school we visited was Choate Rosemary Hall, or Choate simply.

This is a map of the school of maybe 800 kids. It occupies a very large area. The lower left of the map shows the sports facilities, including indoor swimming pool.


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« Reply #11 on: 13 February 2012, 19:51:40 »

The main administration building also house some boys in the upper floors. The second pictures shows the science building on the left and art & performance center on the right.

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« Reply #12 on: 13 February 2012, 19:56:20 »

The most famous alumni of Choate is perhaps US President John F Kennedy. If I remember correctly, the school accepts only 1 out of 12 applicants. It's as hard to get in as Ivy League universities.


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« Reply #13 on: 13 February 2012, 19:59:28 »

Choate has a very large and well equipped Art Center. The following pictures are inside and outside the art center. From Wikipedia, the school has among it's alumnus many Hollywood names, like Michael Douglas, Glenn Close.


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« Reply #14 on: 13 February 2012, 20:01:51 »

The cafeteria at Choate. Compare to the one at Cushing, this one feels much nicer and "monied" (if there is such a word.)


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« Reply #15 on: 13 February 2012, 20:05:19 »

Inside the science building.

With the reputation, selectiveness and financial support, the school is able to attract top notch students. Among the supports the school offers including advanced university level original research guidance and facility for qualified students. Some of the advanced research project I saw including biotech, genetics, and mathematics.

As we walked passed the class rooms, we can see that many classes only have 8 or so students per class.


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« Reply #16 on: 13 February 2012, 20:06:35 »

The cafeteria at Choate. Compare to the one at Cushing, this one feels much nicer and "monied" (if there is such a word.)

This cafeteria looks like a club restaurant.
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« Reply #17 on: 13 February 2012, 20:11:56 »

The girls dormitory, and again the notice on visiting hours (for the boys.)

If I remember correctly, there are only two large dormitory buildings each housing 50 or so new students. Older students get to choose much smaller dormitory through out the campus, each building housing 20 or less students with a faculty family. Most students have single rooms.

As we walk past one of the smaller white dormitory, our student tour guide told us that it was the former dormitory of JFK. In JFK's old room there used to be a sign that says it was the former JFK room. But visitors kept taking out the sign, so now the school no longer make the signage.


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« Reply #18 on: 13 February 2012, 20:12:57 »

Some more random pictures taken at Choate Rosemary Hall.


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« Reply #19 on: 13 February 2012, 20:15:34 »

This cafeteria looks like a club restaurant.

In some sense it's a very hard to get in club. The criteria to get in?! Smart, diligent, good grade etc... for sure. It may helps if you come from a prominent family?!

Ability to pay school fee is probably NOT a criteria, as they should have enough money to support the students they really want.
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