Hopkins School

986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515-0651
Tel: (203)397-1001
Grades: 7-12 | 710 students
Hopkins is a traditional, independent, coeducational day school of 710 students in grades 7-12.
The School began with a dedication to the "breeding up of hopeful youths for the public service of the country in future times." More than three centuries later, Hopkins School continues to fulfill its original mission, and "hopeful" connoting both the promise and the expectation of future good remains the word that defines our educational approach and animates our aspirations.
We define ourselves as a community of civility and learning, one that educates students from diverse backgrounds to a full measure of their talents and humanity.
We seek to develop in our young people the habits of mind of scholars as the foundation for a lifelong love of learning; foster the courage to live and think as distinct individuals who embrace their responsibilities in the larger world; expose every student to the deep satisfaction that derives from service to others; enlarge the educational experience to include the creative joy and aesthetic sensibility of the artist, and the vitality and competitive spirit of the athlete; provide, through the School's advisers, the wisdom and goodwill necessary to guide our young people to confident self-reliance; and nurture the development of character essential to leading a rich and purposeful life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Year Founded 1660

Student Body

Total Students 710 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Hopkins School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 124 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 2100
Average ACT score 32
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $41,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $29,150
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Pamela R. McKenna
Admissions Associate Angela Wardlaw


Total Sports Offered 22 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   07/19/16
The Hopkins campus is absolutely beautiful, more like a college campus than most high schools. The landscape is skillfully planned and well-maintained, with flowers blooming everywhere in the growing season and impeccable lawns. When walking between buildings, you enjoy a park-like atmosphere, and it is so pleasant to simply sit outdoors and enjoy the surroundings and the views from the hill. As a student at Hopkins I appreciated the landscape, and as an alumna I love visiting campus for various reasons, including showing it to visiting friends as a major New Haven attraction. As a gardener myself I think all of the plantings are incredibly lovely and well-placed.
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The average private school tuition in New Haven County, CT is $11,753 for elementary schools and $25,797 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Haven County, CT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).