If you will board at Choate you will, barring grant aid, pay about $13,000 annually for room & board. I don't know how much of that goes to room vs. board, but a word on room.
My daughter’s housing got progressively worse in each of her four years living at Choate [2012 – 2016]. That may sound counter-intuitive to how things should work but it is indeed how things worked. As a “third former”, grade 9, she stayed at Pittman, built in 1960. Cold in atmospherics with cinderblock walls and no designed common area, the room she shared with another girl was at least spacious.
She got on well with her roommate and they stayed together for another year. They didn’t get their requested dorm residence and were assigned to Archbold, the administration building, handsome on the outside and surely more modern and updated than Pittman but the rooms were smaller and thus the space more cramped.
As a “fifth former”, now 11th grade, my daughter was assigned a room that was shared with two others on the upper floor of the Mellon library in what was essentially converted attic territory. The room was overall larger than her first two but because it was occupied by 3 students there was even less space per person than in either of her first two years. Because the space was not designed as housing, the entire room had but one tiny window making the unit depressingly dark even on the sunniest days.
Finally, in her last year at Choate, she shared with one other girl the smallest room she’d ever been assigned. It was in one of those “private houses”, originally built for a family. In all previous years there was at least enough floor space that I could place a small bookshelf unit on the floor. In her senior year, however, they stacked the 2 girls on bunk beds, the bunk blocking a window. Add in the 2 desks and dressers and 100% of perimeter space was occupied. 3 adults could not stand comfortably in the center of that tiny room.
And that’s what you get for accommodations at the $57,000 a year Choate School.