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The Hotchkiss School takes seriously its commitment to student safety and well-being.
To learn about the School’s actions to address historical sexual misconduct, click here.
The Hotchkiss School is committed to equity and inclusion for every member of this community. For information on work being done to combat racism, or to share a personal story, click here.

The Hotchkiss School

A Top Independent Prep School in Connecticut

Founded in 1891 as a private boarding school, we have always committed ourselves to two principles — academic excellence and accessibility. Today, Hotchkiss is one of the top private high schools in New England, and these principles remain our foundation.
We are passionate about teaching the best and the brightest to unlock their highest potential. Our student-centered learning community, where 96% of students live across 13 residence halls, offers outstanding academic preparation and life-changing opportunities while providing students with tools they need to become leaders and change-makers.


International students


U.S. students of color


Academic courses offered


Student to faculty ratio


On campus students in grades
9–12 and PG


of Hotchkiss students receive financial aid


of students on aid attend Hotchkiss tuition-free


Athletic teams, including varsity, junior varsity, thirds, and club


Student performances
in theatre, music, and dance each year

Unique Educational Opportunities Beyond Classroom & Pursuit of Excellence

Hotchkiss | Taft Day 2022

Go Blue! Throughout the school year, we bring school spirit and a thriving sense of community to our competitive sports activities.

Learn about Hotchkiss Athletics

Arts at Hotchkiss

Our curriculum and extracurricular activities offer a deep well of opportunities for students to try their hand, or hone their craft, in music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts.

Learn About Arts at Hotchkiss

Fairfield Farm
Hotchkiss | Fairfield Farm

Learning about sustainable food systems and natural resources are part of Environmental Initiatives.

Learn About Fairfield Farm

College Advising
College Advising

The College Advising Office empowers students to take the lead in deciding where they’ll go after graduation, providing exceptional support and expertise in the world of college admissions.

Let Us Help You Choose The Best Path

The Hotchkiss School is defined by our commitment to fostering excellent, wholly developed learners. As a top independent prep school located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, we provide an experience-based education. We focus on empowering students to become fully prepared for the future beyond. Through small class sizes, a breadth of more than 200 courses, and a teaching dynamic that cultivates academic curiosity, every student graduates ready to become a global citizen and a community leader.

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