Hotchkiss School

Lakeville
, CT
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
599
Students
95%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
20
Sports
1891
Year Founded

Description

Founded in 1891 as a private boarding school, we have always committed ourselves to two principles — academic excellence and accessibility. Today, Hotchkiss is one of the top private high schools in New England, and these principles remain our foundation.

We seek to create an unparalleled pluralistic community in which the residential experience is central to the growth and exploration of our students. Our residential life program is steeped in the belief that students will develop core competencies to make contributions at Hotchkiss, and beyond. Such competencies include, but are not limited to: 

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness and Cultural Competency
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-making

We are passionate about teaching the best and the brightest to unlock their highest potential. Our student-centered learning community, where 95% of students live across 13 residence halls, offers outstanding academic preparation and life-changing opportunities while providing students with tools they need to become leaders and change-makers.

Unique Characteristics

Fairfield Farm (287 acre working farm), Observatory, DNA sequencer, EFX Lab (Engineering Fabrication & Exploration), 15 Off campus learning programs, Distinctive Music Program (private lessons & masterclasses. Hotchkiss Philharmonic Orchestra & Yearly concerts at Carnegie Hall).

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • University of Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • New York University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • Middlebury College
  • Yale University
  • Boston University
  • Dartmouth College

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway

Student Body

599
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

27 countries are represented at Hotchkiss.

Location

Address11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
Nearby Airports

(BDL) Bradley International Airport
(JFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport
(BOS) Logan International Airport

Campus Size827 Acres

Contact Information

Erby Mitchell
Admissions Director
Craig Bradley
Head of School
860-435-2591
Phone