Founded in 1891 as a private boarding school, we have always committed ourselves to two principles — academic excellence and accessibility. Today, Hotchkiss is one of the top private high schools in New England, and these principles remain our foundation.
We seek to create an unparalleled pluralistic community in which the residential experience is central to the growth and exploration of our students. Our residential life program is steeped in the belief that students will develop core competencies to make contributions at Hotchkiss, and beyond. Such competencies include, but are not limited to:
- Self Management
- Social Awareness and Cultural Competency
- Relationship Skills
- Responsible Decision-making
We are passionate about teaching the best and the brightest to unlock their highest potential. Our student-centered learning community, where 95% of students live across 13 residence halls, offers outstanding academic preparation and life-changing opportunities while providing students with tools they need to become leaders and change-makers.
Fairfield Farm (287 acre working farm), Observatory, DNA sequencer, EFX Lab (Engineering Fabrication & Exploration), 15 Off campus learning programs, Distinctive Music Program (private lessons & masterclasses. Hotchkiss Philharmonic Orchestra & Yearly concerts at Carnegie Hall).