The Hotchkiss School

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 623 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $68,370
  • Acceptance rate: 13%
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Hotchkiss School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1891
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
623 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The Hotchkiss School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Formal dress code required at times

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
68370 - boarding 58110 - day
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$53,780
Acceptance Rate
13%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Erby L. Mitchell, Jr.
Endowment Size
$488.4 million

Sports

School Notes

  • Interview Testing is optional for Entry Grade 9 and 10, but required for Grade 11, 12 and PG
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Hotchkiss School cost?
The Hotchkiss School's tuition is approximately $68,370 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Hotchkiss School?
The acceptance rate of The Hotchkiss School is 13%, which is lower than the national average of 69%. The Hotchkiss School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Connecticut with low acceptance rates.
Does The Hotchkiss School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Hotchkiss School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Hotchkiss School offer?
The Hotchkiss School offers 23 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. The Hotchkiss School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for most sports offered.
What is The Hotchkiss School's ranking?
The Hotchkiss School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for The Hotchkiss School?
The application deadline for The Hotchkiss School is Jan. 15.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 623 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $68,370
  • Acceptance rate: 13%
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $29,179 for elementary schools and $65,657 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Litchfield County, CT is 49% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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