New Athletic Center

Taking Our Strong Sense of Community to the Next Level

With the recognition that we learn as much from each other as with each other— and because relationships are at the heart of the IMS experience — we often say that our community is our classroom. In June 2021, IMS broke ground on the new Athletic Center, and it officially opened on April 2023. This space not only redefines our athletic programs and facilities, it further strengthens our relationships in the community.

In October 2022, we celebrated our new building and turf field with a ribbon cutting ceremony during our Centennial Celebrations. In April 2023, the building officially opened for business. 

Our two campuses are immersed in nature with breathtaking views, but despite our acreage, opportunities to gather as an entire school have been limited. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we can now join together year-round to increase connections, build friendships, and enhance our vibrant and joyful community of learners.

The Athletic Center was designed with flexibility, creativity, and sustainability in mind following our 2017 strategic plan, Courage to Climb, and the ensuing campus master plan. It greatly enhances our residential life program, providing boarding students with additional places to gather and play on the weekends. It serves as a sizable indoor facility to host both campuses for all-school events. And, of course, the Athletic Center allows our student-athletes to compete at the highest level or hone their skills in brand new sport. 

These modern facilities include:

  • two basketball courts and multi-use space
  • four international-size squash courts with spectator viewing gallery
  • state-of-the-art fitness center, fully equipped with Peloton bikes
  • training room
  • synthetic turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and other outdoor recreation

At IMS, we know that children who play, learn and live well in their community understand how to make a positive impact in the world, and we are thrilled to be able to provide our students, faculty, staff, and families increased opportunities to gather, learn, and grow during a time when connection has never been more important. 


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