The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut, and it has been providing students with an education of academic distinction since 1891. With 600 students in grades 9-12 and a small number of postgraduates, the school offers a student-centered learning community where 96% of students live in 13 student halls. Hotchkiss students come from all over the United States and around the world, and they go on to attend some of the most selective universities and institutes. At Hotchkiss, the curriculum includes more than 200 courses in seven academic departments. The school is co-educational and a member of the Eight School Association and the Ten School Admissions Organization. It is also a former member of the G30 Schools group.
Hotchkiss is committed to nurturing excellent and fully developed students, providing an education based on experience that focuses on empowering them to be fully prepared for the future. The school's teaching dynamic cultivates academic curiosity, and small classes ensure that all students graduate ready to become world citizens and community leaders. Today, Hotchkiss's student body includes students from 34 countries, and the School sends an average of 10 students abroad each year with the School Year Abroad program. Despite Kent School's location in the same county, Hotchkiss and Taft School have a long-standing rivalry, where the last Saturday of the fall sports season, called Taft Day in Hotchkiss and Hotchkiss Day in Taft, the two schools compete against each other in all sports. The Hotchkiss School is renowned for its commitment to excellence in academics, its diverse student body, its global outlook, and its strong sense of community.
It is a place where students can develop their skills and knowledge while also learning how to be responsible citizens of the world. With its rigorous curriculum and emphasis on experiential learning, Hotchkiss provides an environment where students can thrive.