The 2021/2022 Gateway to Prep Schools application is now available.
PLEASE NOTE: Our web servers operate on Universal Time which may differ from your time zone, however our system takes that into consideration. If the system permits you to submit, your application will be considered, regardless of the time/date stamped on your application.

Thank you for your interest in Hotchkiss!

Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a four-year, coeducational, college preparatory school of approximately 600 students, located in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut, about an hour from Hartford and two hours from New York City. Students come from all regions of the United States and numerous other countries. Hotchkiss provides a balanced educational environment where students are encouraged to explore all academic disciplines, as well as extracurricular, athletic, arts, and community service opportunities. Approximately 37% of the students currently enrolled receive financial aid; awards are made on the basis of demonstrated need.

This is an exciting time in your life, and we hope to be as helpful as possible as you match your aspirations and talents with the unique opportunities available here.

If you have not already filled out our Inquiry Form, please do so here.

For more information about our school and how to apply, please visit

We look forward to getting to know you and your family better over the next several months!

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