The Hotchkiss School

11 Interlaken Road,
Lakeville, CT 06039
Tel: (860) 435-3102
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 598 students
The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut.
Founded in 1891, the School provides an education of unsurpassed quality to 598 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of post-graduates.
Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and 35 foreign countries.
Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges.||The Hotchkiss School strives to develop in students a lifelong love of learning, responsible citizenship, and personal integrity.
The School is committed to mastery of learning skills, development of intellectual curiosity, excellence, and creativity in all disciplines, and enthusiastic participation in athletics and other school activities.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Hotchkiss School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1891 1909
Campus Size 810 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 598 students 295 students
% Students of Color 30% 19%
% International Students 17% 20%
% Students Boarding 92% 68%
Average SAT Score 1985 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1870 - 2150 -
Average ACT score 29 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Bi-Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 63% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $362 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,430 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$44,575 $26,800
% Students on Financial Aid 37% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $39,314 $20,074
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 85% -
Acceptance Rate 21% 57%
Director of Admissions Jane Reynolds  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
AP Biology AP Calculus (AB)
AP Calculus (BC) AP Chemistry
AP Chinese Language AP Economics (macro)
AP Economics (micro) AP English Literature
AP Environmental Science AP European History
AP French Language AP French Literature
AP German Language AP Government & Politics (Comparative)
AP Latin (Vergil) AP Physics 1
AP Physics C AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature AP Statistics
AP US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 20 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 38 24
ExtracurricularsAsian Society, BAHSA(Black and Hispanic Student Alliance), Blue and White Society (school spirit), Blue Notes (male a capella), Calliope (female a capella), Classics Club, Cooking Club, Crosswinds, Cum Laude Society, Fencing Club, French Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, German Club, Habitat for Humanity, HAS (Hotchkiss Art Society), Hillel, Human Rights Watch, International, International Matters e-Magazine, Investment Club, Knitting Club, Latin/Caribbean Club, LIfeguarding, Mischianza, No Limits, Outing Club,

School Notes:

  • The Hotchkiss School was founded 1891, establishing a tradition of academic excellence in a small-school community with a large-school diversity. Hotchkiss strives to develop in students a lifelong love of learning, responsible citizenship, and personal integrity. The School is a community based on trust, mutual respect, and compassion, and it holds all members of the community accountable for upholding these values. The School is committed to mastery of learning skills, development of intellectual curiosity, excellence, and creativity in all disciplines, and enthusiastic participation in athletics and other school activities. The School encourages students to develop clarity of thought, confidence and facility in expressing ideas, and artistic and aesthetic sensitivity. In and out of the classroom, all members of the community are expected to subject their views and actions to critical examination and to accept responsibility for them. The School hopes that graduates will leave Hotchkiss with a commitment to environmental stewardship and service to others and with a greater understanding of themselves and of their roles in a global society.
  • School accreditations: NAIS/CAIS/ TABS

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The nearest boarding school is Indian Mountain School (1.4 miles away)
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