The Hotchkiss School
- Private, Boarding
- LAKEVILLE, CT
The Hotchkiss School
- grade A+Overall Grade
- Private, Boarding
- LAKEVILLE, CT
- Rating 4.42 out of 5 88 reviews
The Hotchkiss School Reviews
Rating 4.42 out of 5 88 reviews
The Hotchkiss School is very generous with financial aid, and our student was supported well for all four years. Now that they are in college, some of the rough edges are smoothing out over time and they are more positive about their experiences on this campus. However, our student was a fine math student but felt that after precalculus, the math curriculum was not solid. So they have chosen to repeat calculus and other college level math courses taken at Hotchkiss in order to continue as a mathematics major at University. We cannot speak highly enough of the liberal arts education, especially in writing, literature, the classics and humanities, and of course, the uniquely beautiful setting in Lakeville. Over all, a very positive boarding school experience.
The relationships formed with other students and faculty at Hotchkiss are like no other. The teachers truly care about your success and many are available 24/7/365. The college application process is very personalized and the advisors are well connected with colleges all over the country and even international ones as well. After graduation, there is continued alumni support and networking.
Excellent School and Amazing Staff. Everyone has a warm smile willing to answer any questions or assist with any needs. The facilities are breathtaking.
Bye the end of my senior year we called it rapeville instead of Lakeville. Red flags appeared within these students before and the administration brushed it under the rug. They allowed it to grow to the extent it did and endangered our community. They blatantly said victims had to be responsible and have courage to come forward in order to avoid this. How about addressing issues/reports and clear personality problems before it grows to this extent? The Hotchkiss administration is just as responsible as the perpetrators.
So far so great. Great administration. Andrew D’Ambrosio and Dempsey Quinn are bright spots in a young deans wing.
The Hotchkiss administration is aware of the problems within the student body yet does nothing to resolve these problems. Most students have experienced some form of bullying. Hotchkiss cultivates an environment where students become depressed. The school will present statistics about the widespread depression, anxiety, bullying, etc. occurring but they do not present a solution. Most of the students end up using drugs/alcohol by senior year. Sometimes students are doing this daily. When students ask for help, the administration prefers to ignore the problem rather than provide students with support. My four years at the Hotchkiss school where the worst four years of my life. It is an unsafe community, especially to grow up in.
3 sexual assault cases, in just the spring term 12 students kicked out/withdrawn because about to be kicked out, rampant drug use on campus, cafeteria cannot accommodate the amount of students and the food is mediocre at best.
I have enjoyed my time here. Like any school, it has its pros and cons, but it is a great choice if you want a challenge and learn how to live independently.
My time at Hotchkiss was ok. I created a lot of change while l was there which definitely improved my experience; however, it was exhausting.
it’s a great school and a lot of fun while still maintaining a strong academic priority. can get somewhat stressful at times due to school culture and there are sometimes issues swept under the rug but for the most part the administration tries to make sure everyone is healthy and happy
Hotchkiss not only has great students, academics and facilities but also provides opportunities for students to gain responsibilities and grow as people.
Sick, super fun, epic, cool, fun(again), zero homework(if you don't do it), really great, engaging, fun.
My African American son loves Hotchkiss. He says that he feels comfortable being himself, expressing his opinions from the black perspective and has friends from all over the world. He feels respected and valued by administrators, teachers and students. He was chosen to attend because of his potential. That says a lot about the faculty.
I've never been in a more accepting and encouraging environment. I really can't ask for more in a school.
A most diverse school, warm and respectful teacher-student interaction; readily available extra help; safe location; decent food; multi-cultural clubs and events; great dorm life.
Happiest students at any school. Everybody is rooting for everybody’s success. Faculty are incredibly insightful and team environments are amazing and supportive
Made the most amazing friends while learning so so much academically. Sports are competitive and arts are intense, but everything is so much fun.
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!
As an alum, I absolutely loved Hotchkiss. A spirit of kindness and openness was something I didn't expect and was overwhelmed by. The rules are a little strict but worth it! The teachers are amazing and it's a gorgeous campus. It prepared me very well for college.
During my four years at Hotchkiss, the school pushed me to be the best student I could be while directly preparing me for the college courseload. The lovely campus paired with the boarding environment encouraged students to create strong and lasting relationships that shall persist past university. The plethora of support systems and opportunities on campus are limitless, and can always be accessed simply by reaching out to do so. Plus the school has an Ultimate Frisbee team; you love to see that.