Hockaday officially celebrated the opening of the new complex with an Open House and Spirit Night on August 29.
In 2019, Hockaday embarked on an unprecedented effort to design a Land Use Plan focused on athletics and wellness that is grounded in our values and captures our aspirations. Construction began in Summer 2022, and on August 29, 2023, Hockaday officially celebrated the opening of the new complex with an Open House and Spirit Night.
These new spaces will make a significant, positive impact on Athletics and Wellness Programs for all of Hockaday’s girls from Pre-Kindergarten through Senior year and include the Gupta Family Track and Field, which features a competition track and turf field; two new reconfigured competition and practice fields oriented in a north-south configuration, including Grover Field; a new and improved softball diamond, a cross country path that will circumnavigate the campus, spectator-friendly event access, and easy-access parking to enhance the full experience for students, parents, and families.
Cornerstone Plaza, which includes the Ahmed Family Concessions Pavilion, is located at the intersection of the fields. This centrally located area also hosts additional team facilities and storage areas and will serve as an important gathering space for the community.
Finally, the construction includes four new outdoor classroom areas and the Field Research Station, designed for outdoor science research.
“Our Athletics and Wellness programs help students to develop a sense of confidence, self-esteem, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and cooperation that prepares them to meet challenges both on and off the field,” said Dr. Laura Leathers, Eugene McDermott Head of School. “This visionary approach integrates Athletics across the Hockaday student experience in exciting, new ways.”