Standardized Tests

Standardized testing for the admission process depends on the grade to which you are applying.

Grades 9, 10

SSAT, or ISEE

Grade 11

SSAT, PSAT, SAT 1, or ISEE

Grade 12 and Postgraduate

SAT 1, ACT or PSAT

Non-native English Speaking Applicants*

TOEFL

* For applicants who have attended a school for three years or more where English is the primary mode of instruction, a TOEFL is not required.

When to take the test

The preferred time to schedule a standardized test is on the November or December dates. Applicants who take the January exams will still be considered during the regular admission cycle, but only once their test scores are received. We encourage you to attend to this requirement as soon as possible since registration deadlines come well in advance of the test dates.

For assistance with test fee waivers, please contact our office at 860-435-3102 or admission@hotchkiss.org.

About the Tests and Hotchkiss Test Codes

SSAT

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is designed for independent school admission. Register online directly with SSATB (www.ssat.org). The Hotchkiss School code is 4012. For an SSAT fee waiver, please contact our financial aid office at 860-435-3110 or financialaid@hotchkiss.org.

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ISEE

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is designed for independent school admission. The Hotchkiss School code is 070335.

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TOEFL

TOEFL is a widely used English-language test. For applicants who have attended a school for three years or more where English is the primary mode of instruction, a TOEFL is not required. The Hotchkiss School code is 8199.

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PSAT

Preliminary SATs are used to assess upperclass applicants. The Hotchkiss School code is 070335.

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SAT I Reasoning

The SAT I Reasoning test is used to assess upperclass applicants. The Hotchkiss School code is 070335.

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ACT

ACT is designed as an assessment test for college admission, but used to help us assess upperclass applicants. The Hotchkiss School code is 070335.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

Contact Us

Office of Admission
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
Telephone:
(860) 435-3102
Fax: (860) 435-0042
admission@hotchkiss.org

For questions about Financial Aid, contact

financialaid@hotchkiss.org

H. Jackson Marvel
Director of Financial Aid
Senior Associate Director of Admission