GCDS FIRST The Campaign for Tradition and Innovation

CAMPUS INVESTMENT: ATHLETICS

Whether our students are looking to compete at the college level, to challenge their personal best, or to just have fun and be healthy, GCDS's athletics program is focused on building skill, character, and confidence. 

We expect our students will compete at an elite level, and our ambition is to offer top-notch facilities. 

The plans for Cardinal Road include:

  • Multi-sport, NCAA regulation size turf field
  • "Hockey Gold" turf field specifically designed for the highest levels of field hockey play, which will include an overlapping softball diamond 
  • Stadium-style sporting arena with locker rooms, athletic training room, press box, and a team room where athletes and coaches can break down film and prepare for the next competition
  • Outdoor gathering space for alumni events and school gatherings

The plans for Stanwich Road include:

  • State-of-the-art fitness center for wellness and athletic training
  • Locker rooms
  • Enhancements to front turf field
  • Multi-sport, regulation-sized turf field (completed summer 2019)

This investment will be critical to creating a robust athletics program that fosters student growth and accomplishment and benefits our students at all ages. 

Athletics Fields
RENDERING OF CARDINAL ROAD TURF FIELDS AND STADIUM
Stadium
RENDERING OF CARDINAL ROAD STADIUM

"Quote from Tim will go here. Quote from Tim will go here." 
- TIM HELSTEIN 
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Aerial of New Field
RENDERING OF ENHANCEMENTS TO STANwiCH ROAD FRONT TURF FIELD, INCLUDING TUNNEL CONNECTING TO NEW LOCKER ROOMS
Upper School Phase 2
EXTERIOR OF UPPER SCHOOL PHASE 2, WHICH WILL INCLUDE STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER

"I'm excited for the opportunity to start something new, to compete against other high schools, and to push ourselves. I want to have a dominant team—and a team that's a good group of friends. We want to put in the extra work and get better every day."- ZACH POWELL 
GCDS CLASS OF 2023

Zach

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS:
NEW TURF FIELD ON STANWICH ROAD COMPLETED SUMMER 2019

Turf Field
TURF FIELD ON STANWICH ROAD COMPLETED SUMMER 2019

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To learn more about GCDS FIRST and opportunities to support the school, contact Emily Forbes, Director of Campaigns, or Anabel Pérez Wills, Director of Alumni Relations and Development.