At The Hotchkiss School, athletics are an important part of our identity and school spirit. We are proud of our Bearcats and their award-winning athletic skills. More than anything, we are proud to be a Connecticut private high school with an athletic community that focuses on perseverance, team spirit, and personal integrity.
Our expansive athletics programs run year-round, with options for students to participate and grow alongside their teammates. With 94% of students participating in a team sport, athletics are truly part of The Hotchkiss School experience. You'll find students cheering each other on during matches, competing in off-season intramural teams, and challenging themselves beyond what they thought possible.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Founders League has unanimously, and with great regret, decided to cancel all Founders League interscholastic competition for the 2021 spring season. We are committed to providing a rigorous athletic program for student athletes at every level and to offering intersquad opportunities for on-campus play. We will continue to monitor developments and the trajectory of the pandemic, and will explore opportunities to allow our athletes to compete provided conditions allow and there is an acceptably low risk of bringing COVID-19 into our campus community.
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The Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center, encompassing 212,000 square feet, includes a field house, multi-lane swimming pool, NHL-sized ice hockey rinks, squash courts, basketball courts, wrestling rooms and more.
Our facilities include an award-winning golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, track and field courses, climbing walls and fields for hockey, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and more. Students interested in joining our sailing team will have the wonderful experience of setting sail on nearby Lake Wononscopomuc.
Our range of facilities means your athletic interests are right at your fingertips. Train, practice, compete, and enjoy the experiences available to you right on our campus. Top-notch athletic programs at our Connecticut independent school await you as part of the Bearcat community.