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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
SSAT, ISEE, 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
160 responses
Average ACT
32
77 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Headmaster's Holiday
    22%
  • First Dance of the Year
    13%
  • Senior Dance
    13%
  • Taft Day
    13%
  • Mudsliding
    13%
  • No-Class Saturdays
    9%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Boarding

Students Boarding
95%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Korea, Republic of, Canada, China, Hong Kong
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
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 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.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

The Hotchkiss School Reviews

51 reviews
All Categories
I've experienced tremendous growth as a learner, athlete, and person throughout my time at Hotchkiss. With athletic and club commitments after school, and teachers readily available in the evening to discuss everything from class material to out-of-school events, I've learned to balance my priorities while developing personal responsibility and independence. I feel lucky to have met so many different kids from around the world, everyone with a different story and perspective. As I begin the college process, I find myself extremely prepared for coming tests and advanced coursework. All in all, coming to Hotchkiss was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
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Literally, everything about this school is perfect. Welcoming students, great teachers, and limitless opportunities to fulfill my desires both academically and athletically. Not to mention, when I'm not studying or playing sports, I'm having a ton of fun hanging out with friends, going to dances, and going to any of the many planned activities Hotchkiss makes available.
I am a current Lower-Mid at Hotchkiss and appreciate every day I get to spend at this amazing school. The teachers here are outstanding and bring refreshing perspectives to current events while explaining the required material. The athletics show you how to stay healthy and you also compete against some of the hardest teams in the nation. There are also many clubs at Hotchkiss, covering many different cultures, religions, and passions. I feel as if I am getting ahead of my peers at other schools, and Hotchkiss is preparing me for life outside of rural Connecticut.