Hopkins is no doubt one of the best college-prep schools in the nation. It provides an accelerated curriculum for its academically gifted students. Extra help is always available for those who are confused about a subject. While it is academically demanding, you never have to worry about social status.
... Read more It is an extremely friendly environment. Swearing, bullying, or anything along those lines is absolutely not tolerated. It is not common anyways, since all students are hand-picked by the admissions committee to be "hopeful youths." There are no "cool kids" or "unpopular kids". Everyone is equal in social status. It was ranked #19 on Forbes Top college Prep schools, but I believe it deserves a much higher ranking. Its campus is absolutely gorgeous, located on a field overlooking the entire New Haven. The average class size is extremely small, just over ten students, so each teacher can focus on every student's strengths and weaknesses. Like the students, teachers are all hand picked to provide the best education. Still though, its courses are ultimately challenging. If you cannot adjust to having up to seven hours of homework a night, Don't apply. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/11/11
Hopkins is one of the most academically rigorous schools in the country, and, no doubt, the best college preparatory school in CT, and maybe even in the country. (Was #19 on Forbes' Top Prep Schools List, beating out schools like Deerfield, Choate, Kent, Hotchkiss, etc.) The campus is gorgeous (the outdated
... Read more building has since been replaced with Thompson Hall), the athletics program is top par, and while, yes, there are a few stinkers, the teachers are great. I assume most negative reviews are from kids and/or parents who could not keep up academically. A very competitive school strictly for the overachiever. Can't skate by on money or legacy here! A great school for any kid who wants an academically rigorous and challenging environment, as well as amazing college placement. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/16/11
I liked the close-knit student body, the small class sizes and the personalized attention at Hopkins. The campus is great and not in a bad part of New Haven. The student body was driven but diverse
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Posted by a other on 07/14/11
Hopkins is a small private school in New Haven, CT which is in the Westville section. The students here come from all over, mainly the shoreline of CT. The academics are on par with private high schools. Some of the facilities seem outdated. It is easy to get lost here if you are are not super competitive.
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Posted by a other on 02/18/11
small classes, academically challenging, beautiful facilities, lots of respect among a wide variety of gifted students, caring faculty and staff.
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Posted by a parent on 04/13/10
Definitely geared for students who are gifted and still prepared to work hard, athletics and the arts take a backseat. That said, the fencing, swimming, and football teams have produced a number of collegiate stars and a few students in my daughter's year went on to art schools. Some of the new faculty
... Read more each year are not up to snuff, but the students do not tolerate incompetence and indirectly weed out the weakest links. The school forces students to build up a considerable work ethic- graduates often find the workload in freshman year of college easy by comparison. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/10/10
After 4 years at Hopkins, the college placement was not great. The kids in my public school did better with similar grades. Alot of work and was it worth it in the end? The discipline also was an issue, for drinking especially. The athletics were ok , though. Consider Choate, Taft, Chase or public
... Read more school instead. Also did not like the neighborhoods we had to go through to get to Hopkins, New Haven is really not safe (just look at how much crime Yale has). Read less
Posted by a student on 04/04/10
Hopkins is one of the best schools I've seen. It has a rigorous academic program designed to help the best succeed. A necessary corollary of this is that if you are one of the great majority that is not in the top few percent, the academics are tough. There is, however, an exemplary system in place to
... Read more keep the bottom levels from completely collapsing. Howard Roark would be proud. Read less
Posted by a student on 03/24/10
I mostly want to respond to the reviewer who thought Hopkins is in a 'terrible neighborhood', 'rough neighborhood surround'. That is a bizarre description of the part of Westville in which Hopkins is located. The surrounding streets consist exclusively of single-family homes selling in the $200-300K
... Read more range. About 3 blocks away, you can find some single families in the $150K+ range mixed in with more expensive houses. About 1 mile away, you start to get some small multifamily bldngs with section 8 housing. If that's your definition of 'rough neighborhood' you must breath a very thin air indeed in your suburb! The school is academically excellent for ambitious, hard-working kids; not so good for kids needing academic support or just not interested in a highly competitive environment. Lots of great faculty, probably a few stinkers (our kid never had one, but I suppose there are some). Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/01/10
Hopkins does not provide athletic scholarships as none of the student athletes are on athletic scholarship (In response to the misinformed post from November 2008). The school is great but does lack some diversity. They have an updated athletic center and many updated academic facilities, with plans
... Read more for more development of the giant campus. Best private school in Southern, CT. Read less
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New Haven schools — Hopkins School is located at 986 Forest Rd, New Haven CT 06515. 986 Forest Rd is in the Westville neighborhood and 06515 ZIP code in New Haven, CT Hopkins School is a Private school that serves grade levels 7 - 12.
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