Throughout their time at Hotchkiss, students work closely with a faculty advisor to plan a balanced course of study. Advisors hold regular meetings with their students, both individually and as a group, to address academic concerns and plan for the future. Advisors also serve as a primary contact for parents and guardians regarding their child's progress.
Each new student is assigned a faculty advisor, but over the course of their time at Hotchkiss, students can opt to choose a new advisor. At the end of each academic year, returning students are invited to list the faculty members to whom they would like to be assigned in the following year. Though advisee groups are limited in size, the School makes every effort to assign students seeking a change to one of their preferred choices.