Many Voices, One Hotchkiss!

In a truly equitable and inclusive community, we are greater than the sum of our parts. At Hotchkiss, students of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and philosophical and political backgrounds live, learn, create, grow, and have fun together. Fostering a truly equitable and inclusive community requires dedication, and our work to achieve this end goal is ongoing. Read more about the work, the accomplishments, and the opportunities to do more throughout these pages.

Student Experience

What We Teach & How We Teach It

Leading the Work

Commitment of the Board of Trustees

Admissions & Multicultural Outreach

Human Resources Hiring & Training

Diversity of Thought

In a diverse community, differing points of view are welcome. Protecting the scope of open discourse and the courageous exploration of ideas has always been, and continues to be, an important part of the Hotchkiss culture.

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Civil Rights at Hotchkiss

Created by Archivist and Records Manager Rosemary Davis, this timeline looks at the impact of the civil rights movement at Hotchkiss from 1950-present. 

Hotchkiss | Civil Rights Timeline

Edsel Ford Memorial Library

to access anti-racism resources curated by the staff of Edsel Ford Memorial Library. 

Edsel Ford Memorial Library | Hotchkiss


Our Commitment

Annika Lescott | Hotchkiss

“What students experience at Hotchkiss will help shape their roles as future leaders and changemakers. Every student should feel ‘at home’ at Hotchkiss — included in the community and appreciated for the diversity of thought, perspective, and background they bring to bear. We owe it to our students and ourselves to dedicate our time, talents, and treasures to this work.”

– Annika Lescott '06, Trustee

Erby Mitchell | Hotchkiss

“As a mission-driven institution, the students we teach are as important as what we teach them. Who they are very directly affects who we are as a whole, what we stand for, and the relevance of our institution.”


– Erby Mitchell P ’21, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Craig W. Bradley | Hotchkiss

“Hotchkiss is first and foremost a learning community. In order to learn well, each member of the community must feel safe, seen, and supported. This diverse, pluralistic school comprises the strength, wisdom, grit, curiosity, and joy of every individual member.”

– Craig W. Bradley, Head of School

Elizabeth G. Hines | Hotchkiss

“The School has a responsibility to ensure that our Black students, and students from other historically under-represented groups, have access to the same robust and supportive education as other students at Hotchkiss do. What we know. . . is that too often this has not been true. For that, we are deeply sorry — and we pledge to shift that reality. Now is the time for us to enact changes that ensure equity and accountability across our programs and policies, to turn ideas into action.”

– Elizabeth G. Hines ’93, Board of Trustees Co-President


How to Contact The School

  • Any student wishing to report a recent or current incident of bias can do so via the Bias Incident Reporting Form, available on the Hotchkiss Hub.
  • Any alumni wishing to communicate a historic incident of bias can do so using a form available here.