News & Updates


News & Updates

AF Renovations Moving Along

Renovations in the Athletic Facility are moving along. Framing for the viewing room is up, and the concrete for the spectator seating section has been poured.

Cara Foley
Last Buzzer Party

Dexter Southfield sounded the last buzzer in Thorndike Rink last night to celebrate 44 years of memories. Attendees enjoyed a casual reception in the Rink with remarks from Head of School Todd Vincent and Lev Byrd '65.

Cara Foley
A Piece of Thorndike to Call our Own

Students, faculty, and staff signed a piece of the Thorndike Rink hockey boards on Tuesday, March 7.

The community will continue celebrating Thorndike this week with two final events. The Last Buzzer Party on Wednesday, March 8, will celebrate 44 years of Dexter Southfield memories. On Friday, March 10, the community will have its final celebration of Thorndike throughout the day with bounce houses, facepainting, games and fun in the rink.

Cara Foley
Thorndike Last Skate

More than 300 members of the community came together on Sunday, February 26 for one last skate in Thorndike Rink.

Off the ice, the School hosted a chili cook-off competition. Congratulations to the Werner family for winning best chili! Take a peek at their winning recipe here

Cara Foley
Students Vote on Future Athletic Facility Seating

Everybody, take a seat! As planning for the new Athletic Facility continues, students voiced their opinions on an important detail - chairs for the new spectator seating section. Students had fun voting for one of two prototypes; they made sure to look them over carefully and, of course, to test for comfort. The community pick will be revealed soon!

Cara Foley
Dexter Southfield Announces the Athletics and Wellness Initiative

It is with great excitement that we announce a campus facilities project, “Unlocking the Future: the Athletics and Wellness Initiative,” which will include renovations to the existing Athletic Facility (AF) along with construction of a new, seasonally-flexible fieldhouse. This project – to be completed by late November 2017 – will have immediate benefits for all students, not only in the athletics program, but also in academics, the arts, and the full student experience. It will provide the School with much needed flexibility in the daily schedule and has been conceptualized with future campus planning in mind. 

Cara FoleyDexter Southfield
Join Our Fundraising Efforts

Thanks to the strong commitment and generosity of the Board of Trustees and several members of the Dexter Southfield community, we have raised $10 million in the last three months. We are more than three quarters of the way to raising our goal of $12.6 million. This unprecedented financial support allows us to begin construction immediately and with minimum disruption to the academic day. That said, we still need continued support from the full community in order to complete and fully equip the facility, and to open by next winter. 

The School is within reach of the project's fundraising goal, but we still need support from the entire community. Make a gift today to ensure a better tomorrow for all Dexter Southfield students.

Julie Guptill
New Space for the Dance and Other Programs

The Athletics and Wellness Initiative will have substantial benefits in the academics and the arts. Many of these benefits will be immediate, while others will evolve over time. One exciting example of an immediate change: the dance program will gain additional space. The program will move into the Dalrymple Gym, which, in time, will be fitted with sprung flooring suitable for all styles of dance and movement. Ballet barres and mirrors will also be added.

Julie Guptill
Follow the Project's Progress

Bookmark this website and visit often for exclusive updates, photos, news, and other important announcements about the Athletic Wellness Initiative. The Communications Office will track the project's process here, sharing information with the extended Dexter Southfield community. 

Help us celebrate this milestone for Dexter Southfield. Send your favorite memories from your Dexter Southfield days to

Cara Foley
Preliminary Designs

The School is working with a talented team of designers, engineers, architects, and other professionals on the Athletics and Wellness Initiative. These preliminary designs show the overall vision for the new facility. As more is developed, check this site for updates and images.

Julie Guptill