As one of Hockaday’s Four Cornerstones, Athletics plays an integral role in the lives of Hockaday students. Our sports activities, as well as our physical education classes, teach us to enjoy the mental, physical, and ethical balance that stems from teamwork, self-sacrifice, and perseverance. At Hockaday, we are committed to providing numerous opportunities that enable students to develop and nurture the knowledge and skills necessary to live healthy, active lives.

Hockaday competes in the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. In addition, Hockaday students compete in crew and fencing.

Director of Athletics Deb Surgi

Athletics is a rich learning field and mimics many of our societal structures and therefore provides opportunities for young women to be tested with a myriad of challenges; handling failure, working with a diverse group of people, facing personal weakness and strengths, experiencing the importance of teamwork, humility, self-discipline, and focus. It is our goal to not only provide a wide variety of athletic experiences, but to help each girl and each team to have the opportunities to reach a high level of success in terms of progress and winning.

Physical Education, Health, and Wellness

Our School culture actively recognizes health and well-being as paramount to the success of its students. We embrace and promote healthy, active lifestyles through a continued commitment to health and physical education at all grade levels. We successfully educate the School community about the impact of decisions regarding the girls’ schedules, homework load, extracurricular activities, and academic stress points, and how these affect overall health and well-being.

Personal fitness is a priority at Hockaday, and girls are empowered with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Technology is integrated into the physical education program, and each student’s fitness and activity levels are tracked and stored for reference. As she grows, she can easily follow her progress and see the positive impact she is making on her health.


Basketball Basketball
Cross Country Cross Country
Diving Cross Training
Fencing Field Hockey
Field Hockey Lacrosse
Golf Soccer
Lacrosse Softball
Rowing Swimming
Soccer Tennis
Softball Track and Field
Swimming Volleyball
Track and Field
Student Athletic Trainers
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