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.

16%

International students

36%

U.S. students of color

200+

Academic courses offered

4:1

Student to faculty ratio

600

Students in grades
9–12 and PG

33%

of Hotchkiss students receive financial aid

31%

of students on aid attend Hotchkiss tuition-free

60+

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

40+

Student performances
in theatre, music, and dance each year

Unique Educational Opportunities Beyond Classroom & Pursuit of Excellence

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.


School Events

all day
all day

Athletic Games

US High School Team Squash Championship vs. Bronxville
Away
Trinity College
All Day
Feb.21 - Feb.23 US High School Team Squash Championship
Away
Westminster
vs.
Trinity-Pawling
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