Watch our Video

Ready to begin your Hotchkiss admissions journey?

We are here to help with all the information and tools you need.

Our diverse student body is filled with curious learners, analytical thinkers, and socially conscious individuals. We're here to help the bright and brilliant access their full potential and prepare for college. If this sounds like your child, welcome! We're thrilled that you are considering applying to Hotchkiss, one of the top private secondary schools in New England. Complete inquiry form – We want to get to know you!

As one of the top independent prep schools in Connecticut, we are committed to academic excellence — and tuition that's accessible to everybody. Learn more about financial aid at Hotchkiss

How To Apply

Message from the Dean of Admission Erby L. Mitchell, Jr
Hotchkiss Dean of Admission | Erby L. Mitchell, Jr

Welcome prospective students and families, and thank you for your interest in Hotchkiss. As you visit this page, I want to acknowledge the anxiety that many of us are feeling. All around us, the global pandemic continues, while incidences of anti-Black racism are driving significant cultural debate and self-examination. As a result of these times, each of our prospective families will be in a different place in the boarding school search process. I am with you, our school community is with you, and we look forward to supporting your interest in Hotchkiss.

Community Voices

Alana Dowdell Johnson '23
Loading from Vimeo...
Luke Kalaydjian '20
Loading from Vimeo...
Priyanka Kumar '19


Sarah Glasfeld '17


Koyabi Maman Nbiba '16


Virtual Events
Hotchkiss Flag

We are here to help!

Our team is here to answer your questions. Contact us anytime.

Office of Admission & Financial Aid
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
(860) 435-3102
Fax: (860) 435-0042

The Hotchkiss Admission Process

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are introducing changes for the 2021-22 application cycle. Please check our guidelines frequently.


Admission Events

There are no events to display

Important Dates

There are no events to display

Follow us on Instagram @HotchkissSchool

    Your Resources

    How to Apply

    To receive information about Hotchkiss and prior to scheduling an interview, please complete inquiry form.

    Financial Aid

    Hotchkiss is committed to helping students as they embark on their application and admissions journey. Read more.

    Tuition & Payment Plans

    We are committed to providing more than $12 million in financial support each year to deserving students to ensure that Hotchkiss remains a diverse and vibrant community. Learn more.