Health & Wellness

Our highest priority at Hotchkiss is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of every student in our care. We believe that a healthy and inclusive learning community nourishes students physically, emotionally, and intellectually; fosters joy in learning and living with others; and ensures that all feel safe, seen, and supported. 

Student Wellbeing

Hotchkiss has numerous policies and programs in place designed to ensure student safety and wellbeing. These have been developed and implemented in consultation with independent professionals and reviewed by third-party experts. We maintain our commitment to creating an environment of safety and respect. 

For more about student wellbeing, including training for students and faculty/staff, featured campus speakers, and School policies, click here.

The Health Center

The Health Center is open 24/7 when school is in session. Our professional team provides medical and counseling services and coordinates the care of students with our athletic trainers. We are equipped to care for most walk-in illnesses and injuries, and we have licensed beds for full-day and overnight observation when school is in session. For more involved healthcare concerns, students may schedule an appointment with the school doctor or nurse practitioner, who are on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.

How to contact us:
Telephone: (860) 435–3226 (24/7)
Fax: (860) 435–2422

General questions and communications can be sent to:

For urgent medical care, students will most often be transported to the nearest hospital, Sharon Hospital, located five miles away in the town of Sharon, CT.

Counseling Services

Under the oversight of the director of counseling, counselors are available to help students with the challenges of adolescence and boarding school life. Short-term outpatient treatment is provided at no cost. Licensed therapists provide outpatient treatment and are available for on-call emotional crisis evaluations and consultation as needed when school is in session.

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