Many Voices, One Hotchkiss!
In a truly pluralistic, equitable, and inclusive community, we are greater than the sum of our parts. At Hotchkiss, students of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and philosophical and political backgrounds live, learn, create, grow, and have fun together. Read more about this pluralistic community throughout these pages.
“Hotchkiss is first and foremost a learning community. In order to learn well, each member of the community must feel safe, seen, and supported. This diverse, pluralistic school comprises the strength, wisdom, grit, curiosity, and joy of every individual member.”
– Craig W. Bradley, Head of School
“What students experience at Hotchkiss will help shape their roles as future leaders and changemakers. Every student should feel ‘at home’ at Hotchkiss — included in the community and appreciated for the diversity of thought, perspective, and background they bring to bear. We owe it to our students and ourselves to dedicate our time, talents, and treasures to this work.”
– Annika Lescott '06, Trustee
“As a mission-driven institution, the students we teach are as important as what we teach them. Who they are very directly affects who we are as a whole, what we stand for, and the relevance of our institution.”
– Erby Mitchell P ’21, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
“The School has a responsibility to ensure that our Black students, and students from other historically under-represented groups, have access to the same robust and supportive education as other students at Hotchkiss do. What we know. . . is that too often this has not been true. For that, we are deeply sorry — and we pledge to shift that reality. Now is the time for us to enact changes that ensure equity and accountability across our programs and policies, to turn ideas into action.”
– Elizabeth G. Hines ’93, Board of Trustees Co-President