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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
The Hotchkiss School is an elite, private, boarding school located in Lakeville, CT. It has 632 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $56,545 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
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Telephone
(860) 435-3102
Organization Memberships
NAIS, TABS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$48,080
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
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1410
152 responses
Average ACT
32
73 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Headmaster's Holiday
    24%
  • Senior Dance
    16%
  • Mudsliding
    16%
  • First Dance of the Year
    12%
  • Taft Day
    12%
  • No-Class Saturdays
    8%
  • Senior Skip Day
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
632
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
16:1
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 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.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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I am currently loving my time at Hotchkiss. I was not fully prepared for the boarding school experience when I arrived, as it took some time to fully assimilate to the lifestyle. My teachers were great at helping ease the transition to prep year, and I have grown immensely as a student, person, time-manager, and decision maker during my time here. As soon as one fully commits to the experience, the community seems to open itself up, and relationships with kids from all different walks of life form. Hotchkiss only becomes better as I discover the limitless opportunities that are available.
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I was from a modest background when I was accepted then attended Hotchkiss. I immediately fit it and felt no judgment from other students or faculty.

My horizons were broadened, my education was amazing, I found I could strive for goals I never thought possible from my background.

I applied and was accepted to MIT and Standford. I was very well prepared relative to my peers.

Many of my best friends and memories are from my days at Hotchkiss, even now, several years out of university.

I could not have imagined myself at one of the larger boarding schools in the Northeast. Hotchkiss was a good size, where I knew almost everyone and they knew me. I was able to participate in any activity, such as theater, whereas other schools, it would have been a battle to get a bit part.

I'm grateful every day for the opportunity that Hotchkiss presented me.
I recognized that the experiences I had at The Hotchkiss School and the opportunities I have been offered as a student I would not find elsewhere. That being said, the administration needs work in knowing how to communicate with the students it aims to serve. There is also a deeply rooted culture of competition and elitism that needs to be broken down in order to accommodate a diversity of perspective and to ensure that the campus feels inclusive to all.