Hotchkiss Summer Portals is looking forward to welcome you to our campus in 2024! Our residential programming runs in two two-week sessions; the first session runs from June 30 - July 13 and the second session runs from July 14 - 27. Students typically enroll in two courses, one course per session, and stay for the entirety of our four-week program, though students may elect to participate in a single two-week session. Each day students are immersed in their academic course after which they enjoy a range of afternoon and evening activities such as intramural soccer, hiking, basketball, crafts, swimming, bonfires or one of our specialized afternoon programs. The picturesque 800-acre campus of our New England private school serves as both a classroom and playground for Summer Portals students. Course offerings and dates as well as course descriptions and tuition information are detailed below. Tuition is all inclusive of room, board, course expenses, most on and off campus activities, and technology and health center fees.

Residential Programs

Coding & Software Engineering

Computer Science & Mobile App Design

DNA Science

Environmental Science

Equity Is the Work: Writing for Justice

Fly Fishing

Gettysburg in Focus

The Physics of the Electric Guitar

Piano Program




Writers & Writing

Speech & Debate

Studio Art - Drawing the Observed World

Structural Engineering - Aircraft Design

Day Programs

Specialized Afternoon Programs for Residential Students

Portals offers fun and enriching afternoon and evening activities as part of its tuition.
This year we are also offering specialized afternoon options for an additional fee. These options include:

Arsenal Afternoon Soccer  •  Nadal Afternoon Tennis •  Landscape Painting

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Explore our partner-run programs with Concord Review, Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, Arsenal Football, and InSprit AI.
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Cultivate your passion.

Spend each day immersed learning something that excites you — the arts, science, literature, or debate — and find new friends who are just as passionate and curious as you are.

Summer Portals offers residential summer programs for high school and middle school students, allowing them to hone their talents or try something new while experiencing the unique learning community that is Hotchkiss. In each two-week session, our dedicated faculty members share their expertise and passion with students from all over the world. 

The school year may end, but the learning continues at Summer Portals. Whether you are a budding scientist, have the discerning eye of an artist or the desire to refine your voice as a writer, we hope you will join us and explore your interests.



An International Student Body

Students from across the globe apply to our Connecticut summer program. Whether you're a current Hotchkiss student or hail from the other side of the world, there's a place for you here. Students have the chance to learn alongside peers from different backgrounds and nationalities. There's no better way to develop strong friendships with fellow students from around the world!

Learn by living in a community of friends:

  • Take part in a wide range of activities
  • Experience dorm life with the support of caring and fun teachers and advisors
  • Make new friends
  • Enjoy the lakes, trails, and woods of the Berkshire-Taconic landscape

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Where are Portals students from? All over the world....

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