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 
2018 School Data
The Hotchkiss SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18911910
Campus Size810 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment605 students318 students
% Students of Color
33%
22%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
66%
Average SAT Score1407* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1340 - 1510-
Average ACT score31*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesBi-WeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2217
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
72%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$474.9 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,630$55,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$50,700$30,155
% Students on Financial Aid
32%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$48,215$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT85%-
Acceptance Rate
21%
55%
Director of AdmissionsErby Mitchell

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2217
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 Offered2115
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3824
ExtracurricularsCum Laude Society, Debating Team, Dialogue Society, Diversity Council, Dramat, Eastern European Exonians, Economics Club, Environmental Groups, EPIIC (Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship), ESSO, Exeter Association of Rock (E.A.R.), Exeter Club Against Landmines, Exeter Fantasy Sports, Exeter Historians, Exeter Jewish Community, Exonians, Exonians Partnering with Incarcarcerated Teens, Got That Swing, Harold Ryan Society, Hindu Society, Hong Kong Students Association, Imani, Indian Society, International Society, Irish Exonians, Islamic Society, Japan-America Society, Jazz Club, Kirtland Society, L.E.A.D., La Alianza Latina, Les Pieds (People Interesting in Exeter Dance), Los Salseros, Martial Arts Club, Math/Science Tutoring, Mathematics Discussion Group/PEA Math Team, Middle Eastern Students Alliance, Society for Public Speaking (SPS, includes Debate, Model UN, Model Congress)

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

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