The Mischianza

The Yearbook of The Hotchkiss School

Dear Parents of the Senior Class,

Can you believe your child’s Hotchkiss career is coming to an end? In celebration of our incredible memories at Hotchkiss, we, along with our dedicated staff, are preparing for this year’s senior yearbook, titled the Mischianza. The yearbook could not be produced without the gracious support of our seniors and their families. All seniors will receive a yearbook at no charge, but if families would like to order additional copies, we offer pricing information below.

We are appealing to all senior families to place personal advertisements and salutations in the Mischianza for their respective graduating students. You can make the memory of their high school years last for the rest of their lives by honoring them with an ad in the yearbook.  In the past, approximately 75 percent of senior parents have contributed to the Mischianza in the form of a donation or paid salutation. We hope that this tradition of support continues. Our goal is to achieve 100 percent participation this year. 

For all information and instructions about senior portraits, ads, and pricing, please continue reading. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 

Warmest regards,

Nicole Morikawa, Angela Choi, Marguerite Bowen, and Nancy Park
2021 Editors

General information about the yearbook.

Senior Portraits

Deadline: December 7, 2020

This year the Mischianza will allot a half page for each senior profile, which consists of a senior portrait (color photograph) and text that the senior supplies.

Seniors should submit their portraits to by December 7, 2020.

The Mischianza provides an opportunity for seniors to have their photos taken on campus.  Seniors may contact Instructor in Photography Colleen MacMillan, a professional photographer, to take their photo this fall. (Families may also email her to order photo prints.)

Students may also supply their own color photo, provided the resolution is 600ppi and the dimensions are 4"x6", portrait (vertical) orientation.

Parent Ads and Salutations

Deadline: January 6, 2021

The yearbook staff works to create a book that reflects the current year at Hotchkiss, with a focus on the senior class. The Mischianza would like to appeal to all senior families to place personal advertisements and salutations in the Mischianza for their respective graduating child.

Size: Price:
One-half page (9" x 6") $250.00
Quarter page (4.5” x 6”) $175.00
One-eighth page (4.5” x 3”) $100.00

Order ads online through Yearbook Order Center. Use code 14094 to access Hotchkiss information. Ads must be placed through Herff Jones by January 6, 2021.

Yearbook Prices

Seniors Free
Parents and other students (Ship to Hotchkiss) $90.00
Parents and other students (Ship to U.S. address) $100.00


Currently we can only ship to U.S. mailing addresses.

Copies of the Mischianza can be ordered online through Herff Jones website (use code 14094) or by calling (866) 287-3096. Yearbook sales with Herff Jones are open now.

Support the Mischianza with a tax deductible donation at the following levels:
Platinum Sponsor $5,000.00
Gold Sponsor $2,500.00
Silver Sponsor $1,500.00
Benefactor $1,000.00
Patron $500.00
Supporter $375.00
Donor $250.00
Contributor $125.00
Friend $75.00

Donate to the Mischianza Here*

*Please be sure to note in either in the "Comments" or the "Designation" that your gift is for the Mischianza.

Mischianza History

The word mischianza, or meschianza, is derived from the conflation of the Italian words mescere (to mix) and mischiare (to mingle). The Mischianza was a medley of events held at Walnut Grove in Philadelphia on May 18, 1778, to celebrate the departure of General William Howe, commander-in-chief of the British army in Philadelphia, for his native England. Howe’s officers each contributed 140 pounds to pay for the affair, which included a procession of decorated boats that advanced up the Delaware River and docked near Green Street Wharf, a jousting tournament on a nearby green, an elaborate banquet, dancing, and a colorful display of fireworks.

With specific regard to the use of the word at Hotchkiss, the foreign-sounding name corresponded to similar publications like Pot-Pourri at Andover and Olla Podrida at Lawrenceville. The first Hotchkiss Meschianza was published in 1896. Someone from the Class of 1896 with the nickname “Hedge” is credited with coming up with the name. The name was changed to Mischianza in 1905; Headmaster Huber Buehler suggested that spelling it with the “i” was more correct.