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A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
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
$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
1400
168 responses
Average ACT
32
86 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Headmaster's Holiday
    21%
  • First Dance of the Year
    12%
  • Senior Dance
    12%
  • Taft Day
    12%
  • Mudsliding
    12%
  • No-Class Saturdays
    9%
  • Going to the beach on a Headmaster's Holiday
    6%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    96%
    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
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    4:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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.9 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses

    The Hotchkiss School Reviews

    60 reviews
    All Categories
    This school has connected me to so many people from so many places that I thought I would have never met. It also has introduced me to topics that I never considered learning because of the wide breadth of options here. It is a great place where you can usually find a smiling face at every corner. Be prepared to bring snacks/food, though!
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    Hotchkiss was the best high school experience that I could have imagined.
    Firstly, the academics were incredible. Hotchkiss attracts a very special type of teacher -- one who is so dedicated to his or her students that they want to live in the middle of nowhere, where they will spend most of their time teaching, coaching, and advising. The teachers, combined with small classes and bright peers, makes academic life unique and enriching. Outside of the classroom, students develop families -- on their sports teams, in clubs, and in dorms -- that make the place so special. Within these communities, students will become leaders and make change, valuable lessons that aren't as accessible on anonymous college campuses. Finally, Hotchkiss is fun. Living in a dorm with my best friends and spending days watching games or going to the lake are memories that I'll never forget. I especially loved our main building, because it served as a space where the whole school could hang out.
    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.