The Hotchkiss School

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
Tel: (860) 435-3102
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 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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  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   11/28/2016
    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   12/17/2016
    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. . .

  • Class of 2013
    5 Stars   12/12/2016
    New York University
    One of the main aspects of Hotchkiss that makes it unique from other boarding schools is its Main Building. There is one central building that houses most of the academic classes, the dining hall, the. . .
  • Georgetown University
    You wouldn't expect a school with such a classic appearance to be so progressive, but Hotchkiss manages to do it all. More than any other boarding school, Hotchkiss leads the way in embracing new technologies. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The Hotchkiss SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG6-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18911910
Campus Size810 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment598 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1985* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1870 - 2150-
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyBi-Monthly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2117
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$362 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$39,314$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT85%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJane Reynolds

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2117
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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2014
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 Organizations3823
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, Fencing Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, Habitat for Humanity, HAS (Hotchkiss Art Society), Hillel, Human Rights Group, International Matters e-Magazine, Investment Club, Knitting Club, Latin/Caribbean Club, LIfeguarding, Mischianza, No Limits, Outing Club, Press Club, SEA (Students for Environmental Awareness), Society for Public Speaking (SPS, includes Debate, Model UN, Model Congress), Spanish Club, Step Team, Student Health Organization, Student-Faculty Council, The Paper, The Record, The Review, The Whipping Post, Ultimate Frisbee, WKIS Radio Station

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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