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Unique Educational Opportunities

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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A Top Independent Prep School in Connecticut

Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is one of New England's top private high schools, guided by our commitment to academic excellence and accessibility. Our student-centered community, with 96% residing in 13 residence halls, fosters academic readiness and empowers future leaders.


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of Hotchkiss students receive financial aid


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