Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Project Tags

view all


  • Photo by the U.S. Mission Korea. Public domain. Via Wikimedia Commons at
    Hilary Knight
    Hilary Knight is an American ice hockey forward with the PWHPA and the United States women's national ice hockey team. She previously played for the Les Canadiennes de Montreal of the CWHL and the Bost...
  • Ben Koldyke
    Ben Koldyke is an American actor. He is best known for playing Don Frank on How I Met Your Mother (2009–2010), Lee Standish in Work It (2012), and Greg Gibbon on Gortimer Gibbon's Life On Normal Street...
  • John Rodrigo Dos Passos, Jr. (1896 - 1970)
    John Dos Passos, the illegitimate son of a prominent American attorney, was born in Chicago in 1896. Brought up by his mother in Virginia, and for a time lived in France. Dos Passos returned to the Uni...
  • Frederick Lynn Preyer (1928 - 2016)
    FREDERICK LYNN PREYER, 87, OF Greensboro died Thursday, March 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends follow...
  • Nathaniel Wheeler Bishop (1923 - 1980)
    up in Southport, Connecticut. Schooled at the Choate School, Yale (Class of 1945) and at Brown University (Banking). Served in the Navy in World War II on the USS Pochard, a minesweeper. Banking for ma...

Choate Rosemary Hall

Choate Rosemary Hall (often known as Choate; /tʃoʊt/) is a highly selective, private, college-preparatory, boarding school located in Wallingford, Connecticut. Its history, academic influence, and reputation make it one of the leading schools in the United States.

It took its present name and coeducational system with the merger in 1971 of two single-sex establishments, The Choate School (founded in 1896 in Wallingford) and Rosemary Hall (founded in 1890 in Wallingford, moved later to Greenwich, Connecticut). At the merger, the Wallingford campus was enlarged with a complex of modernist buildings on its eastern edge to accommodate the girls from Rosemary Hall.

Choate is a member of the Eight Schools Association, begun informally in 1973–74 and formalized in 2006, when former Choate headmaster Edward Shanahan was appointed its first president. The member schools are Choate, Andover, Exeter, Deerfield, St. Paul's, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, and Northfield Mount Hermon.

Choate is also a member of the Ten Schools Admissions Organization, established in 1966 and comprising Choate, Andover, Exeter, Deerfield, St. Paul's, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, Taft, Loomis Chaffee, and The Hill School.

Among Choate's alumni are President John F. Kennedy, two-time presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson, playwright Edward Albee, novelist John Dos Passos, philanthropist Paul Mellon, and actors Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Paul Giamatti.

Notable alumni