The Hotchkiss School

11 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039

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The Hotchkiss School The Hotchkiss School

At the urging of Yale University president Timothy Dwight, the school was founded by Maria Harrison Bissell Hotchkiss, who provided the land, the original buildings and the money for additional buildings. Originally intended to prepare young men for enrollment at Yale, in 1974 Hotchkiss became a coeducational school. The curriculum includes both required and elective courses in English, mathematics, history, modern and classical languages, science and the arts, and additional elective courses in such fields as computer science, philosophy and religion. All departments offer electives, independent study and advanced courses at the AP level and beyond. Students may qualify for a classics diploma by completing extensive formal and independent work in Greek and Latin. Lectures, concerts and exhibits enrich the program. Affiliations with the English-Speaking Union, Round Square and the School Year Abroad program encourage foreign study experiences. A summer arts program in Italy offers intensive study in music and the visual arts. A wide selection of interest clubs, student publications, community service organizations, and music and performance ensembles form the extracurricular program. Interscholastic, intramural and club sports are offered. Weekend activities include Saturday morning classes and afternoon athletic competitions, ski trips to nearby summits, visits to museums and performances in New York City and master classes conducted by visiting artists.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address11 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039
Year Established1891
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$49,940; estimated extras $850
Day Tuition$42,445; estimated extras $850
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded184
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$7,050,225

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionReview, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades9-PG
Advanced Placement CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science, English, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, German, Human Geography, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics B, Physics C, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US History
Summer SessionAges 12-15. Academic. Music. Environ Sci. Tuition Boarding $4000. 3 weeks
Accredited ByCLS, NEASC
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Ultimate Frisbee
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Water Polo

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2013
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School174
Most Common Graduate DestinationsMiddlebury 11, Georgetown 8, Johns Hopkins 8, U of PA 7, Trinity Col-CT 6, Tufts 6
Average Math SAT674
Average Critical Reading SAT679
Average Writing SAT679


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$60
New Students197
Percentage of Applicants Accepted22
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)53
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL


AdministratorKevin M. Hicks
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2013
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Yale Univ, PhD, Princeton Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsJane Reynolds, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment605
Boarding Students562
Day Students43
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)605
Percentage of International Students16
Average Class Size12
Student-Faculty Ratio4:1
Dress CodeFormal
Teaching Faculty113
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)73
Male Teaching Faculty61
Female Teaching Faculty52
Faculty EthnicityWhite 90%, Latino 1%, African-American 3%, Asian 5%, Other 1%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage827
Buildings on Campus86
Facilities Value$350,000,000
Endowment Value$358,000,000
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