The Hotchkiss School

Lakeville, Connecticut, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Founded in 1891, Hotchkiss strives to develop in students a lifelong love of learning, responsible citizenship, and personal integrity. Our students come from 39 states and 34 foreign countries. Forty-three percent are students of color. Over $8.4 million in financial aid is available each year; 35 percent of students receive financial aid.
With more than 248 courses, Hotchkiss offers a large-school academic experience with a small-school feel. The average class size is 12, and facilities include a 97,500-item library, a visual arts center, two theatres, new state-of-the-art athletic and music centers, and a golf course and tennis courts, all on an 827-acre campus.
Our athletic teams compete with remarkable success in 19 interscholastic sports, including baseball, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, football, golf, hockey,lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. We also offer instruction in outdoor leadership, paddle tennis, rock climbing, spin cycling, and yoga.
With a teacher:student ratio of 1:5 and course offerings that total 248, our students have exceptional opportunities for advancing their education and finding mentors on the faculty who will support them in their learning. Students, teachers, and staff members are equally important members in this community based on trust, mutual respect, compassion and shared intellectual curiosity.

11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, Connecticut, USA 06039
860-435-2591

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Director of Admission: Jane Reynolds
Admissions Phone:860-435-3102Fax:860-435-0042
Email: admission@hotchkiss.org Website: www.hotchkiss.org


  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No

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  • Founded: 1891
  • Campus Size: 820 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: CAIS/CT, NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-post-grad
Day
Grades 9th-post-grad
Total
Girls     266 29 295
Boys     292 14 306
Total     558 43 601

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $49,940
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: N/A
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 35.00%
  • Average Awarded: $38,595
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $365,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0
 
 

Summary: Academics at Hotchkiss reflect our mission to inspire a lifelong love of learning in each and every student. Asked what most defines the learning experience, our students and faculty quickly arrive at the word “rigor.” Everyone works hard, but at the end of the day, there’s a feeling of exhilaration. As one student says, “You get rigor, but more important, you get fascination.”

Department Director: J. Thomas Woelper

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 100

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 73.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 24

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
English:
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
History:
  • Asian History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • Russian History, Middle Eastern History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
Religion/Philosophy:
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Comparative Government & Politics
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Genetics
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Limnology
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Multivariable calculus & linear algebra
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Science
Music:
  • Choral Music
  • History of Jazz
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Recording
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ballet
  • Ceramics
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Lighting Design
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Public Speaking
  • Publications
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Design
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Independent Study
  • Outdoor Education
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • 9th and 10th grade Humanities Program



AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • Human Geography
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
 
 

Department Director: Christy Cooper

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 12

Average Students Per Dorm: 40

No. of Girls Dorms: 6

No. of Boys Dorms: 6

Dorm Amenities:
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Other

Student Life

Facilities

  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor climbing wall, Squash courts, 2 Hockey Rin

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Asian Club
  • Classics Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Horseback Riding
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Pep Club
  • Photography
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Sexualities Club
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
  • Human Rights Initiative, Hotchkiss Political Union
 
 

Arts Department Director: Several

Athletics Department Director: Daniel Smith Robin Chandler

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Glee Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Drill Team
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Rock Climbing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Pilates, Yoga, Beach Volleyball
 
 

Department Director: Rick Hazelton

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Georgetown 25 graduates
Trinity College (CT) 24 graduates
Princeton 21 graduates
Yale 20 graduates
Brown 15 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



Notable Alumni



Quotes from Alumni
 
 

Department Director: Steve McKibben