The Hotchkiss School

Tel: (860)435-3102
Grades: 9-12 | 590 students
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 postgraduates.
The Hotchkiss School strives to develop in students a lifelong love of learning, responsible citizenship, and personal integrity.
We are a community based on trust, mutual respect, and compassion, and we hold 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.
We encourage our students to develop clarity of thought, confidence and facility in expressing ideas, and artistic and aesthetic sensitivity.
We expect all members of the community, in and out of the classroom, to subject their views and actions to critical examination and to accept responsibility for them.
We hope that our graduates will leave Hotchkiss with a commitment to service to others and to environmental stewardship, and with a greater understanding of themselves and of their responsibilities in a global society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1891

Student Body

Total Students 590 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The Hotchkiss School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 151 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $54,935
Tuition Notes 54935 - boarding 46705 - day
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $44,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jane Reynolds


Total Sports Offered 21 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Kildonan School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Indian Mountain School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Indian Mountain School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lakeville
    Grades: PK-9 | 251 students
    1 miles
    211 Indian Mountain Road
    Lakeville, CT 06039
  • Amenia
    The Kildonan School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-12 | 91 students
    5.5 miles
    425 Morse Hill Road
    Amenia, NY 12501
  • Salisbury
    Salisbury School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 305 students
    6 miles
    251 Canaan Road
    Salisbury, CT 06068
  • Millbrook
    Grades: 9-12 | 286 students
    9.7 miles
    131 Millbrook School Rd
    Millbrook, NY 12545
  • Kent
    Kent School
    Grades: 9-12 | 570 students
    11.1 miles
    Po Box 2006 I Macedonia Road
    Kent, CT 06757

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