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Hotchkiss School

Address: 11 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039, United States
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Description Hotchkiss School

  • Founded: in 1891
  • Location Hotchkiss School: Lakewyl, Connecticut, USA
  • Students age: 15 Up to 19 years old
  • Total number of students Hotchkiss School: 594 people (93% at the hostel, 13% are foreign students)
  • Hotchkiss School: High School and University Preparation (US High School Diploma)
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Type Residence: Boarding house
  • Language of instruction: English.

The private school Hotchkiss School is focused on teaching international students of grades 9-12, helping senior students enter university. Academic standards of education are very high here, which makes the school one of the best in the country - its graduates easily enter the most prestigious universities of the country and the world (including the legendary universities of the Ivy League), and the Hotchkiss School itself regularly enters the national TOP-10 . The average score of graduates for the SSAT exam is 2013. Among the universities where Hotchkiss School graduates continue to study, you can see the following famous names:

  • University of Pennsylvania;
  • Yale;
  • University of Syracuse;
  • Trinity- College;
  • Cornell;
  • Stanford;
  • Hamilton;
  • Princeton;
  • University of Boston;
  • Harvard;
  • Duke University.

At the same time, academic th grading students' work is not limited. In Hotchkiss School they are taught to be real leaders and harmonious personalities: they bring up valuable moral qualities - honesty, mutual aid and mutual respect, form motivation for self-development and achievement of high results, craving for new knowledge and purposefulness, active civic position.

Each child is assigned a personal mentor-assistant: he advises international student on the choice of academic subjects, future specialty and university, talks about the features and advantages of universities, the requirements the selection committee. Since high school students are offered a huge choice among subjects (more than 240 options!), the mentor helps to orient in this diversity, choose the most priority options for successful enrolling in the chosen specialty and faculty. Foreign pupils in the school can count on the supportive course of English ESL.

Among the graduates of the Hotchkiss School there are many world-famous figures of culture and art, science and diplomacy, show business stars and politicians:

  • Lily Rabe (star Broadway actress);
  • Charles B. Beaumont (orthopedic surgeon);
  • Briton Hadden (co-founder of the Time magazine);
  • Edward H. Ahrens Jr. (physician who discovered the treatment of obesity heart disease);
  • Peter Arno (artist);
  • John B. Lovelace Jr. (CEO of Capital Group);
  • George Fisher Baker Jr. (Chairman of the Board of the First National Bank of New York, now Citibank);
  • Gerald Murphy (artist);
  • William Block (journalist);
  • Robin Khayyam (historian, author of many books);
  • Whitney Griswold (Rector of Yale University);
  • Bruce Arnail (architect);
  • Gaspar Dadelot Belin (General Counsel at the US Treasury).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hotchkiss School

Program name
from 30 865 $ / semester

Quick overview: A classic American course for high school students who plan to enter the university after graduating from high school.

About the educational program: The curriculum is very flexible: the student can choose the most priority subjects and directions for himself - a choice of more than 240 options is offered at 7 different faculties. This makes it possible to prepare as efficiently as possible for admission to the chosen faculty and specialty, to devote maximum time and efforts to priority areas.

The study is conducted in small groups, which provides each student with an individual, personal approach, training in view of his unique needs and abilities.

List of subjects to study:

  • Macroeconomics;
  • Chinese;
  • Art History;
  • European History;
  • Policy;
  • Theory of Music;
  • Introduction to higher mathematics;
  • French;
  • Spanish;
  • History of the USA;
  • Art;
  • Higher Mathematics;
  • English literature;
  • German;
  • Spanish Literature;
  • Biology;
  • Microeconomics;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Physics (levels B and C);
  • Classical latin language;
  • Chemistry;
  • Anatomy;
  • Statistics;
  • French literature.

Tuition fee includes:

  • Selected educational program;
  • General medical insurance;
  • Accommodation and meals at full board.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

Teaching aids, books and materials;

Extended Medical Insurance;

Laundry service;

Personal pocket expenses;

Registration fee;

Examination fee;

Educational deposit;

Additional academic and language classes (optional);

Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);

Air tickets in both directions;

Transfer in both directions;

Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;

Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Accommodation, housing and food

Students are given places in cozy, comfortable residences - only 11 residences are built on the campus (separate for boys and for girls). When resettlement is also taken into account the age principle: in general, the rooms are designed for 1-2 people, there are several common rooms for 3-5 people. Each residence has everything necessary for a comfortable life, including cozy living rooms for common recreation and spacious meeting rooms.

Full board is organized according to the principles of a healthy, balanced diet: no trans fats and GMOs, only 100% -natural and safe products, many of which are grown directly on campus.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : anatomy, Ancient Greek, art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, Classical and modern languages, computer science, development of human potential, English, English literature, French, French literature, german language, Higher mathematics, History of art, History of europe, humanitarian sciences, Latin language, Macroeconomics, maths, Microeconomics, Natural science, Natural Sciences, Performing arts, physics, politics, social sciencies, Spanish, Spanish Literature, statistics, theory of music, Visual arts,  History of america

Events Hotchkiss School

Among the most popular sports and outdoor activities available to students, you can note the following options:

  • Sailing;
  • Baseball;
  • Squash;
  • Diving;
  • Ultimate Frisbee;
  • American football;
  • Basketball;
  • Hockey;
  • Tennis (and ping pong);
  • Water Polo;
  • Running sports;
  • Football;
  • Swimming;
  • Volleyball;
  • Hockey on the grass;
  • Track and field athletics;
  • Lacrosse;
  • Softball;
  • Golf.

In free hours, students can attend one or more of the 38 different electives - each has a lesson to taste and liking:

  • Cooking;
  • Singing (solo and in the chorus);
  • The Ecological Community;
  • Investing;
  • Editorial staff of the school magazine and the newspaper;
  • School broadcasting;
  • National Clubs;
  • Minority protection;
  • Fencing and much, much more.

Equipment Hotchkiss School

The total campus area reaches 810 acres: it is a green, well-groomed area near the cozy town of Lakeville in Pennsylvania. Nearby is a clean and large lake, several ponds and forest groves - students of the school live practically in the reserve with clean, fresh air and impressive landscapes. Due to the proximity of natural resources, students have the opportunity to explore biological, chemical and environmental processes directly on living examples, to study ecosystems, the features of life and behavior of various organisms (including the inhabitants of marshes, caves). There are many paths and routes for hiking, cycling, excursions and eco-tours.

For pupils there are spacious, bright audiences And lecture halls with interactive smart boards, the Science Center, the Arts Center, a music school, a large library with electronic and paper sources, computer classes with modern PCs. Events are often held in a large assembly hall or in their own school theater, there is an art gallery with the best works of students, a fast Wi-Fi is available throughout the territory.

Pupils are practicing in modern, functional and high-tech scientific laboratories. For electives and leisure activities, there are cinemas, a radio station, a MIDI-center, photography and ceramics studios.

The campus sports equipment is also well-established:

  • A large multifunctional fitness center;
  • Pool;
  • Playgrounds (indoor and outdoor) for team games and individual activities;
  • Exercise rooms;
  • Halls for general Fitness;
  • Tennis Courts;
  • Golf;
  • Stadium for baseball;
  • Running track and track for athletics;
  • Football pitch (Professional artificial turf);
  • A climbing wall and a training wall;
  • Own yacht club and mooring on the lake;
  • Fields for softball;
  • Field for lacrosse;
  • Fields for hockey on grass.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fee includes:

  • Selected educational program;
  • General medical insurance;
  • Accommodation and meals at the full board.

List of services to paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Tutorials , Books and materials;
  • Extended medical insurance;
  • Laundry service;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Registration fee;
  • Examination fee;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Study materials 850 USD
  • Medical insurance 1900 USD
  • Laundry service 740 USD
  • Pocket money 500 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants entering Hotchkiss School must provide the following documents to the admissions office:

  • Report card from the previous place of study (for the last 2 years minimum);
  • Recommendations from teachers (English and mathematics in priority), from the class teacher and the director;
  • Introduction letter "Why do I want to study at your school?";
  • All kinds of certificates, diplomas, awards, gratitudes, cups for Achievements in any field (creative, athletic, Adjective, charitable work.).

Students will most likely need to pass Testing in English and mathematics, as well as personal interview.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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