Athletic facilities at Hotchkiss are designed to foster a positive attitude toward physical well-being and promote a lifelong enjoyment of fitness. The health and wellness of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority. Indoor and outdoor facilities are available to the entire campus community through the diverse interscholastic and club programs offered to students, and through the many programs offered through a wellness initiative for faculty and staff.

Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center (MAC)

Built in 2002, the 212,000-square-foot Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center buzzes with activity, not only during the school year but also throughout the summer months. The entire Hotchkiss community uses the Mars Center, affectionately referred to as the “MAC”, for swimming and water polo, basketball, squash, hockey and indoor tennis, and staying fit by running on the indoor track or working out in the Chandler Fitness Center. The state-of-the-art facilities include:
  • 4,000-square-foot Field House with multi-purpose playing surfaces and a two-lane, 1/11th-mile elevated indoor exercise track. The Field House includes a batting cage for our baseball and softball teams.
  • Natatorium - the 10-lane Hixon Pool with a separate diving well
  • Ice Hockey Rinks (two) – the Thomas Schmidt Rink (NHL) and Andrew K. Dwyer and Martin Dwyer III Rink (Olympic)
  • William C. Fowle Gymnasium (hardwood-floor basketball court)
  • Edward R. Davis Wrestling Room
  • Joseph Cullman Squash Courts - eight international courts
  • William and Martha Ford Indoor Tennis Courts - three indoor courts
  • John R. Chandler, Jr. Fitness Center
  • Athletic Training Rooms
  • Locker Rooms and Shower Facilities

Other facilities

The School's 827-acre campus offers many unique features for outdoor athletics.

  • A nine-hole golf course
  • The Baker Complex, which includes:
    • All-weather Hemingway Track (6 lanes), replaced in summer 2009
    • Sprole Field, the Hotchkiss Football Stadium, with synthetic field turf
    • William Shirley Fulton Field House
  • Centennial Field (soccer, lacrosse)
  • 15 outdoor tennis courts
  • Joseph Cullman Paddle Tennis Courts (two)
  • Malkin Climbing Walls
  • Hoyt Field (baseball stadium, soccer) Newly renovated in 2015
  • Taylor Field (soccer, football and lacrosse)
  • Class of '49 Fields (girls soccer, softball, field hockey, lacrosse)
  • Downing Field (synthetic turf field for field hockey and girls lacrosse)
  • Lake Wononscopomuc (sailing)
  • The Boat House next to Lake Wononscopomuc includes locker rooms, two restroom facilities, and a coach/equipment room. The sailing team has Boston Whalers, fifteen 420's, six FJ's and two Lasers.
  • Three ponds and extensive hiking trails on an 827-acre wooded campus
  • The Larsen Perimeter Trail, a seven-mile loop that connects the School's scenic natural areas