Hopkins is a traditional, independent, coeducational day school of 710 students in grades 7-12.
As the nation's third oldest independent school, and celebrating 360 years, Hopkins has evolved into a vibrant hub of intellectual curiosity. Here, high-achieving, motivated students come to learn with an intellectual passion. They gather to inspire and challenge their teachers and one another in a collective pursit of excellence.
- Top Ranked CT School
- Grades: 7-12
- Students: 714 students
- Yearly Tuition: $44,750
- Acceptance rate: 42%
- Average class size: 12 students
- Application Deadline: Jan. 15
Hopkins School places among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:
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State avg.: 27%
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National avg.: 13:1
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National avg.: 85%
Pamela R. McKenna
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Hopkins is great and really challenging. People are open-minded, and there are many opportunities to have your voice heard. Coming from public school, it was definitely a change, as the workload is heavier and classes aren't easy. But also Hopkins brings about a good change because it lets you grow and learn. Hopkins teachers are really nice, and they don't want you to fail. The campus is really nice, and it's a cool learning environment.
After many campus visits in CT and NY, we decided Hopkins is the place where my daughter will have a wonderful high school experience. The teachers are amazing and caring and the students extremely smart and polite. No encounter with any arrogant, spoiled kids found at a typical wealthy prep school. There's no other place where parents who prefer to raise intelligent, responsible and polite kids should look.
Hopkins was the BEST decision we ever made for our son '08! He was challenged at every level and more than prepared him for the rigors of college. As a matter of fact, 51 students out of 127 from the class of '08, were accepted to an Ivy League school! I The tuition might seem cost prohibitive, but their is a large endowment for those who are in need of financial assistance.
Our daughter is the one who asked us if she could apply to private, non boarding high schools. She wanted to be in an environment that put a premium on learning and academics and had a nicer environment than our public high school. We visited a number of schools (Laurelton Hall, Hamden Hall, Sacred Heart, Hopkins and Williams). Hopkins had the nicest campus, had the most welcoming staff/students/faculty and seemed to be the most interested in our daughter. This was a great choice to make. Our daughter is busy! homework until 10 or 11pm, sometimes later. She is exhausted, but feels fulfilled and happy. It was an adjustment for all of us to make, but the school and network of parents made the transition easy.
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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