AT A GLANCE
Hopkins School, the 3rd oldest independent school in the country, has a distinguished history that spans more than 350 years.
Hopkins is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for grades 7-12.
Located on a 108-acre campus overlooking New Haven, the School takes pride in its distinguished faculty and dedicated staff.
Our students come from families of varied ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds who value education. If there is any common denominator, it is that our students are eager to learn, willing to work hard, and consistently place among the top ten percent of students in the nation in standardized testing.
Hopkins classes are small - the average size is 14. Our curriculum and distributional requirements ensure grounding in basic skills, exposure to a wide variety of subject matter and teaching styles, and rigorous preparation for advanced study.
In addition, because Hopkins believes that informed and involved citizenship can be nurtured through the cultivation of a wide range of interests, the school encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities.
Central to the School’s mission and essential to our definition of ourselves we say that Hopkins is “a community of civility and learning, one that seeks to educate students from diverse backgrounds to a full measure of their talents and humanity.” It would simplify matters if diversity were easy to define, but it isn’t. The meaning of diversity has changed throughout the course of Hopkins’ long history and it remains a changeable and multi-layered idea, since each individual is identified by a number of traits – age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic position, to name only a few.
Fundamentally, Hopkins is most likely to fulfill its mission when it is full of students who can enlarge the understanding of other students, in part because of the diverse experiences and perspectives they bring. While that kind of diversity is sometimes hard to measure, it is essential to Hopkins today and guides us in our quest for an ever more talented and diverse community of learners.
The faculty and staff at Hopkins are intelligent, motivated individuals who are dedicated not only to their respective responsibilities, but to the overall mission of the School as well. There is a great sense of community among employees on campus and across all departments.
Hopkins faculty members are selected as much for their genuine interest in young people and willingness to get involved in every phase of school life as for their scholarship and teaching ability. They are intent on forming a partnership with their students in which there is a shared commitment to excellence. In addition to teaching, most faculty members advise, coach, and/or supervise a student activity. Nearly two-thirds of the faculty holds advanced degrees; others are pursuing them. Many teachers have been at Hopkins for ten years or more, which provides stability and a valuable pool of professional experience.
The Staff at Hopkins consists of administrative assistants; members of the Business, Alumni/ae & Development, and Admissions Offices; the Technology Department; and the Maintenance / Buildings and Grounds team. These positions represent much of the backbone of the School's operations and thus, as with faculty, these employees are selected carefully.
Hopkins School believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity, and it prohibits discrimination because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital or civil union status, sexual orientation and other legally protected classes or classifications.