Located in Lakeville, Connecticut, The Hotchkiss School sits on 827 acres of woods, fields, and farmland in the midst of the scenic Berkshire-Taconic region — a place the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the Northeast.” The School's state-of-the-art facilities, combined with these surroundings, make Hotchkiss an extraordinary place to live and learn.
The hub of community life at Hotchkiss, Main Building connects many of the learning and living facilities of the School. View photo gallery.
Hotchkiss's state-of-the-art facilities provide exceptional learning opportunities. View photo gallery.
Located a mile south of the main campus, the 287-acre Fairfield Farm provides a unique learning environment as part of our environmental initiatives. View photo gallery.
Each dormitory is a unique community of students, supervised by residential faculty and proctors. View photo gallery.
Since opening in 2002, the 212,000-square-foot Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center has served as the heart of the athletics program, housing the majority of the indoor practice and game facilities. View other athletic fields and locations. View Photo Gallery
The fields, streams, trails, and woods surrounding Hotchkiss are as much a part of our learning environment as our academic facilities.View photo gallery.
The Hotchkiss campus includes many historic and notable landmarks and buildings, including the award-winning Biomass Facility, Harris House, Town Hill Cemetery, The Bull sculpture, Chapel, and the Scoville Gate. View photo gallery.
Things to Do on Our Campus
Life at Hotchkiss is filled with unending opportunities for self-growth. As our students quickly discover, there is also plenty of room to build lasting friendships, enjoy fun events, and make memories with our community. Between a virtually limitless array of co-curricular activities and a thriving residential life, there is no shortage of bustle happening on campus at any given moment. Outside of regular class times, study groups, and designated homework sessions, Hotchkiss students spend their time on campus in a number of fulfilling ways.
Discover Your Place at The Hotchkiss School
The location of our campus allows students to explore an idyllic intersection between nature and community. Surrounded by beautiful greenery and the fresh air of the Northeast, Hotchkiss encourages students to cultivate a healthy love of the outdoors. Our Fairfield Farm gives students a space to explore, hike, and farm food for the school. Students can also embrace the great outdoors right on our doorstep with the walking trails and freshwater lake located around campus.
We are Uniquely Poised for Community Living
The heart of our campus isn't the state-of-the-art athletic facilities, our renowned academic buildings, or even our signature landmarks. While we're proud to be a boarding school with top facilities, the true epicenter of our community lies in our dormitory buildings. Thirteen on-campus residence halls create a homelike atmosphere for students to rest, socialize, and study as they create a home away from home.
Schedule a Tour of Our Campus Today
Deciding whether boarding school campuses in Connecticut are the right choice for your family? The best way to know is to explore for yourself. We encourage you to take a virtual tour of the campus today and schedule a virtual meeting with one of our admission counselors to learn more about our community firsthand. If you are ready to take the next step, you can submit an application to The Hotchkiss School today!