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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1891
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students612 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Hotchkiss School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Formal dress code required at times)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$63,180
Tuition Notes63,180 - boarding 53,720 - day
% on Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid Grant$50,319
Acceptance Rate
16%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorErby L. Mitchell, Jr.
Endowment Size$488.4 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered23 sports
SportsBaseball, 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, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceDiving,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Wrestling

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