New Field House
A view of our new capital project
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 will break ground on a 13,000 square foot Field House that will not only redefine our athletic programs and facilities, it will further strengthen our relationships in the community.
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 will soon be able to join together year-round to increase connections, build friendships, and enhance our vibrant and joyful community of learners.
The Field House was designed with flexibility, creativity, and sustainability in mind following our 2017 strategic plan, Courage to Climb, and the ensuing campus master plan. It will greatly enhance our residential life program, providing boarding students with additional places to gather and play on the weekends. It will serve as a sizable indoor facility to host both campuses for all-school events. And, of course, the Field House will allow our student-athletes to compete at the highest level or hone their skills in brand new sport.
These modern facilities will 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.
We aim to open this transformative community space in September 2022, which will coincide with our Centennial celebration.