Academic Requirements

Students should carefully plan their academic program to ensure that they will meet Hotchkiss diploma requirements and complete a challenging, enriching course of study that complements their interests and talents.

Graduation Requirements


  • 4 years of English
  • Math through the third level, including geometry, or the equivalent
  • 2 years of laboratory science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: Prep Humanities, Lower Mid Humanities
  • A classic or modern foreign language offered at Hotchkiss through the third-year level (as determined by placement)
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Prep and Lower Mid Humanities (dance, theatre, music, photography, or studio art)
  • The human development course


A student may qualify for a Classics Diploma with extensive work in Latin and Greek by completing one of the following: four levels of Latin and three of Greek; five levels of Latin and two of Greek; or four levels of Latin and two of Greek in addition to a classics independent study.