A prestigious and selective school, Choate is located in Connecticut also. Here, Kennedy struggled with multiple classes, foreign languages being the worst. At the end of his freshman year, the French teacher reported that he had attempted almost everything to try to improve his grades but could not succeed. His papers were awfully written, and he was often unprepared for class. He had to attend summer school for his worst classes. This turned out to be a great decision because his sophomore year turned out to be his best in high school. The next year he met perhaps his best friend in Lemoyne Billings. They roomed together for the remainder of their time at Choate. The two were practical jokers and were quite immature their junior year. Their senior year, Kennedy and Billings nearly got expelled due to a joke their club was going to do. The headmaster was persuaded to not expel Kennedy and he went on to have a successful senior year. He took the Harvard entrance exam and received an 85 on both the history and English portions, honors grades for both (O’Brien). He would enroll at Princeton to avoid competing with his older brother at Harvard, but illness once again took control of his life, and he was forced to drop out. The next year he decided to go to Harvard with his brother (Brauer).
His years at Harvard were well spent both academically and socially. Upon entering Harvard he said that he would be a millionaire by the time he was 35 (JFKLIB). He had his goal and was determined to achieve it, though his grades might not show it. Once again, Kennedy was just an average student, only doing well in the courses he chose to do well in. He was constantly distracted from his grades by sports and women (Bio.com). He was a football player at Harvard and suffered a ruptured disk in his back while playing. This injury was the beginning of a lifetime of pain in the spine for the ill and feeble Kennedy (JFKLIB). Along with playing sports, he was a ladies man and a very popular throughout the