The Hotchkiss School

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
  • The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut.
  • Founded in 1891, the School provides an education of unsurpassed quality to 600 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of post-graduates.
  • Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and 36 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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  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars  
    NYU
    Hotchkiss's campus had TWO ice hockey rinks and we also have a legendary field hockey team. Our Varsity Field Hockey team won the New England Championships 10 years in a row and then two years. . .
  • University of Michigan
    Hotchkiss is a medium-sized (approximately 600 students), New England boarding school nestled snugly in the hills of rustic Northwestern Connecticut. The school sits on the beautiful Lake Wononskopomuc, on which its highly accomplished sailing team. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars  
    University of Notre Dame
    Hotchkiss is a great institution. While I, like many boarding school students, have a love hate relationship with the school, it gave me more gifts than I can ever repay. Our school is taught under. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
The Hotchkiss SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18911907
Campus Size810 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment612 students310 students
% Students of Color
38%
25%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesBi-WeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Formal dress code required at times)
Casual
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$463 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$63,180
(inclusive of technology & health services fees)
$58,260
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$53,720
(inclusive of technology & health services fees)
$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
38%
38%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$50,319
(100% of demonstrated need met)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
18%
57%
Director of AdmissionsErby Mitchell

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offeredn/a18
CoursesAP 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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2316
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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.
  • The Hotchkiss School accreditations: NAIS/CAIS/TABS/NEASC/CSDE

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