Hopkins School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: (203)397-1001
  • 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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1660
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students705 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeHopkins School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers115 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1470
Average ACT score32
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$41,000
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$29,150
Acceptance Rate
46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPamela R. McKenna
Admissions AssociateAngela Wardlaw

Sports

Total Sports Offered22 sports
SportsBaseball, 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,
DivingFencing,
Field HockeyFootball,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,
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  • Wallingford
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    12.7 miles
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    Wallingford, CT 06492
    (203)697-2239
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    Grades: NS-12 | 580 students
    3.3 miles
    1108 Whitney Ave
    Hamden, CT 06517
    (203)752-2610
    3.3 NS-12
    580
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    Grades: 9-12 | 362 students
    12.9 miles
    10 Main St
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)272-5396
    12.9 9-12
    362
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    Grades: K-9 | 484 students
    2.7 miles
    50 Loomis Place
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (203)777-3464
    2.7 K-9
    484
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    Grades: PK-12 | 713 students
    22.6 miles
    35 Beachside Avenue
    Greens Farms, CT 06838
    (203)256-7501
    22.6 PK-12
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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.
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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.
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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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