The Hotchkiss School

11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-0603
Tel: (860)435-3102
Grades: 9-12 | 632 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 approximately 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 for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1891

Student Body

Total Students 632 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 155 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $55,270
Tuition Notes 55270 - boarding 46980 - day
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $44,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Erby Mitchell Jr.


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,
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