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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Address
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Telephone
(860) 435-3102

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$70
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$49,550
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$56,545
Received Financial Aid
32%
Average Financial Aid
$48,215
From The Hotchkiss School

What happens when you bring together 600 students from around the world who are dedicated to being their best?

You get an education that is deepened by human connection and enriched learning. The beauty of a boarding school is its immersive nature — students not only learn with each other in class, but also from each other throughout the day and from faculty members who are dedicated as teachers, coaches, dorm parents, and advisers. At Hotchkiss, 95 percent of our students live on campus and share their daily lives together, bringing their own strengths, talents, and points of view, and respecting each other’s differences. Few educational institutions can offer the unique combination of world-class teaching and the power of a connected community that defines the Hotchkiss experience.

The Hotchkiss School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
161 responses
Average ACT
32
82 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Headmaster's Holiday
    25%
  • No-Class Saturdays
    14%
  • Senior Dance
    11%
  • First Dance of the Year
    11%
  • Mudsliding
    11%
  • Taft Day
    11%
  • Homecoming
    3%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    95%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Republic of
    International Boarding Students
    16%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    600
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    73%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses

    The Hotchkiss School Reviews

    57 reviews
    All Categories
    Many students and family are drawn by the genuine and tight bonding within the student body and school community. The kids get grown mature and confident a lot at Hotchkiss.

    There are many reasons the graduates from this school are highly sought-after by the top elite colleges. The students are super prepared for the colleges, often times the top students when they go to the top colleges, they are still the top!

    Extraordinary leaders, artists, athletes and scholars! Crew is here this Spring, coaches are here already and the team is new of course but ready to go!
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    Attending Hotchkiss has been the best decision our child made as to where to attend HS. All the kids are intellectually curious. They take learning seriously yet embrace the individuality of each other regardless of their non academic talents. The opportunities to engage with fellow students from all over the world and faculty/counselors who truly get to know them, helps them to grow independently. Class sizes are small, dorm life is inclusive and there are many opportunities to take advantage of outside the classroom. There is no adjective to describe the typical student as each receives encouragement to explore their passions and be true to themselves. College counseling is supportive and organized. Weekend activities, special events are all offered. We have met many students; they come from different backgrounds and have different aspirations. In common is their desire to succeed, follow their passions & make the world a better place.
    A school where the community is truly like a family.
    Looks like Crew is going to begin this Spring! They are looking for crew coaches already. So exciting.
    The kids here are extremely prepared for college, personally, academically, just amazing. The alumni network is ever strong and deep. A school with a great tradition.