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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$50,990
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)
$59,990
Received Financial Aid
31%
Average Financial Aid
$50,080
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
1410
197 responses
Average ACT
32
101 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
  • Headmaster's Holiday
    20%
  • Taft Day
    11%
  • Senior Dance
    11%
  • Mudsliding
    11%
  • Going to the beach on a Headmaster's Holiday
    9%
  • First Dance of the Year
    9%
  • No-Class Saturdays
    9%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    96%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Hong Kong, South Korea
    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
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    4:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    Poll
    69%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    91%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses

    The Hotchkiss School Reviews

    71 reviews
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    Hotchkiss made a very generous financial aid offer that make selecting it a no brainer - so don't let the sticker price dissuade you from applying! Our "lower-mid" (10th grade) child has had a fantastic experience in her first few months, despite the Covid lockdowns. Of course the resources are fantastic, but what has especially impressed us as parents is the personal attention for our child from each of her teachers and deans. Go Bearcats!
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    Our son recently graduated from Hotchkiss and had a great experience. After a rocky Prep Year, the school provided fantastic support which allowed our son to thrive. Our daughter attends a very highly regarded boarding school in MA that's much more "sink or swim." That's not Hotchkiss. They've got ample resources and a very competent administration that recognizes all kids are different. Only complaint is about Math department, which needs attention. There's been too much faculty turnover, and families expect world class instruction for the tuition they are paying. Still, would highly recommend Hotchkiss to any parent with a self-motivated and smart kid.
    Warm and caring top-notch high school with excellent Academics, Athletics, and School activities. Faculty and student body that cares beyond just academic achievement. I couldn't pick a better school to send my developing teenagers! The beautiful campus also doesn't hurt!