Please note the Tremaine Art Gallery hours of operation during the School's Thanksgiving break: the gallery is CLOSED: Nov. 23 - 29, resuming regular operating hours Saturday, Nov. 30. Regular hours are Tues. - Sat. 10 - 4; Sun. 12 - 4.
News & Stories
The 60th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held Tues., Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Hotchkiss Chapel. This traditional service of Christmas readings and choral music features the Hotchkiss Chorus.
The Hotchkiss Orchestra and school jazz ensemble, Right Brain Logic, will perform in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center on Sat., Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program includes original jazz compositions and a commemoration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday.
A group of theatre students traveled to New York City Nov. 13 to watch Slava’s Snowshow, an immersive theatre experience created and staged by Russian clown Slava Polunin.The visit included a Q & A with members of the cast and Slava.
Twenty-five years ago, a small article in The Hartford Courant caught the attention of Keith Moon, instructor in history and English. A brief paragraph said the Northwest CT Special Olympic Swim team desperately needed money to continue and was seeking donations of any kind. Moon, a swimmer and longtime boys varsity swim coach, figured the Hotchkiss community could do something about it so he organized the School’s first Swimathon. Seventy-six swimmers participated, raising a surprising $4,500 for the team and allowing it to continue to compete.
Since then, the School has hosted the event every fall. On Nov 3, the Swimathon celebrated its 25th anniversary raising a record-breaking $15,000 and involving 247 swimmers, surpassing the previous high, set two years ago of 235 swimmers.