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 (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 623 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $64,970
  • Acceptance rate: 13%
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

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
39%
State avg.: 28%
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
64,970 - boarding 55,240 - 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

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Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 623 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $64,970
  • Acceptance rate: 13%
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $26,227 for elementary schools and $61,489 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Litchfield County, CT is 51% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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