5.00 (5 reviews)
Tel: (203) 397-1001 Ext. 211
- 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.
Hopkins School places among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:
|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|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Depends on courses and program|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||714 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||140 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||24 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Average SAT score||1470|
|Average ACT score||32|
|Average Percentile SSAT||75%|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$44,750|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$27,500|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Pamela R. McKenna|
|Admissions Associate||Angela Wardlaw|
|Endowment Size||$135 million|
|Total Sports Offered||20 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Crew, Cross Country,
Field Hockey, Football,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Water Polo,
Winter Track, Wrestling,
- Application, Interview, SSAT or ISEE scores, Current Grades, Recommendations (Math, English, Administrator)
Profile last updated:
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333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2338 12.7 9-12
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- Greens Farms Grades: PK-12 | 713 students
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Greens Farms, CT 06838
(203) 256-7501 22.6 PK-12
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - kiddo
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.
- Posted by Parent - Pheonix
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.
- Posted by Parent - Parent '08
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.
- Posted by Parent - 2020 Parent
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - gilah
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