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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 612 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $63,180
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Hotchkiss School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
The Hotchkiss School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1891
1906
Campus Size
810 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
612 students
310 students
% Students of Color
38%
25%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Formal dress code required at times
Casual
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$463 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$63,180
(inclusive of technology & health services fees)
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,900
% Students on Financial Aid
38%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$50,319
(100% of demonstrated need met)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
18%
58%
Director of Admissions
Erby Mitchell

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
n/a
17
Courses
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

Sports

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Hotchkiss School cost?

The Hotchkiss School's tuition is approximately $63,180 for boarding students.

What schools are The Hotchkiss School often compared to?

The Hotchkiss Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy, Phillips Academy Andover by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of The Hotchkiss School?

The acceptance rate of The Hotchkiss School is 18%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%. The Hotchkiss School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.

What sports does The Hotchkiss School offer?

The Hotchkiss School offers 23 interscholastic sports: Baseball, 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 and Wrestling. The Hotchkiss School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.

Does The Hotchkiss School offer a summer program?

Yes, The Hotchkiss School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What is The Hotchkiss School's ranking?

The Hotchkiss School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Large financial endowment, Highest endowment/student, Low acceptance rates and Most sports offered.

When is the application deadline for The Hotchkiss School?

The application deadline for The Hotchkiss School is Jan. 15.

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2015
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
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
5.00
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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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 612 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $63,180
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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