Hotchkiss is an intentionally diverse community. Diversity permeates every facet of School life, elevating, propelling and preparing students to make a difference in an ever more complex world. Hotchkiss fully understands, embraces, and celebrates the responsibility that comes with welcoming students of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, religions, and sexual orientations. We actively strive to create a School culture that is truly inclusive and rooted in our school’s motto: Moniti Meliora Sequamur. “Guided by each other, let us seek better paths.”
Hotchkiss is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are integrated into every facet of our community. As we continue to examine our own biases and practice intercultural competencies, we know that fostering a truly equitable and inclusive community requires dedication and relentless focus. Our work includes examining and strengthening our practices across academics, teaching methods, admissions, hiring, retention and community life. The School is guided in its efforts and held accountable by a permanent governing body within the Board of Trustees dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Everyone at Hotchkiss is expected to engage actively in the important work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. These practices are part of ensuring that every student is able to thrive inside and outside the classroom – safe, seen, and supported.
We sincerely believe that the anti-racist work we do at Hotchkiss community empowers our students to develop the skills they need to lead and to make the world a better place.
Created by Archivist and Records Manager Rosemary Davis, this timeline looks at the impact of the civil rights movement at Hotchkiss from 1950-present.
"We are preparing [our students] to lead lives of consequence and to help build a society in the future that is more just and humane. One of the roles of our school is to broaden our students' understanding of important issues through knowledge of the issues as well as understanding how those who are most directly affected feel, and why. This is one of the great educational benefits of living in a diverse community — it enables us to learn from those who are different."
— Craig Bradley, Head of School