The Mischianza

The Yearbook of The Hotchkiss School

Dear Families of the Class of 2024,

Every year, a culmination of our time together at Hotchkiss is celebrated through the yearbook, titled the Mischianza. Our team this year has begun preparing the 2023-24 Mischianza. All members of the Class of 2024 will receive a yearbook free of charge. For families who would like to order additional copies or members of other classes, please refer to the pricing information below.

The yearbook is built upon the generous support of our classmates and their families. In the past, many families contributed to the Mischianza through donations or a paid congratulatory ad with words of encouragement, celebration, or reflection. These ads provide a personal touch to each book. We hope this wonderful tradition of support continues this year.

For all instructions and information regarding Class of 2024 portraits, ads, and pricing, please see below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at


Richard Lu
2024 Mischianza Editor

General Information about the Yearbook

class of 2024 Portraits

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Hotchkiss Senior Yearbook Page Example

The Mischianza allots a half page for each Class of 2024 student profile, which consists of a student portrait (color photograph) and text that the student supplies.

Class of 2024 students should submit their portraits to by April 15, 2024. 
Photos should be color, 4"x6" portraits (vertical orientation), 600 ppi. Please be sure to send a high-resolution version of the portrait, with a file size greater than 1MB.

The Mischianza provides an opportunity for seniors to have their photos taken on campus. Students may contact Mrs. Colleen MacMillan, instructor in photography at Hotchkiss and a professional photographer, to take their photo this fall: Families may also email her to order photo prints.

Parent Ads and Salutations

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Hotchkiss Congratulatory Ad Example

Our staff aims to create a book that reflects the current year at Hotchkiss, with a focus on the graduating class. We invite all Class of 2024 families to place personal advertisements and salutations in the Mischianza for their graduates.

Sizing and Prices:
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 April 15, 2024.


Yearbook Prices
Class of 2024 seniors & post graduates Free
Families and other students (ship to Hotchkiss) $90.00
Families 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.

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.