As Hackley Alumni, we are grateful to the teachers and coaches who made a difference in our lives. Alumni and members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors can nominate faculty who served Hackley for at least 10 years as Honorary Alumnus/a candidates.
Click READ MORE to view the list of Honorary Alumni and learn how to nominate a teacher, coach, staff or administrator for the Honorary Alumnus/a Award.
Over 350 alumni and their families returned to the Hilltop for Alumni Day 2022! They enjoyed reunion lunches on the Quad, master classes, campus tours with Student Ambassadors, varsity games, and the Alumni Cocktail Party. But most of all, they were happy to be together to share their Hornet memories and to reconnect with classmates and former faculty members and coaches. To view the Alumni Day 2022 photo gallery,CLICK HERE.
We are kicking off Alumni Weekend with the Dave Allison Memorial Soccer Game & BBQ! Join us on Friday, October 14 at 6 p.m. on Pickert Field as we remember and honor Dave Allison, a beloved coach who championed girls’ sports at Hackley. Come cheer on the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team as they take on Fieldston. Click here to register and view a schedule of events.
We will be presenting the below HAA Awards posthumously on Alumni Day 2022. Jim Holden ’66 - Alumni Service Award 2022 Former faculty member Thomas Braine – 2022 Honorary Alumnus, Marlene Bellemy – 2022 Impact Award -The Impact Award is a new award given to Hackley employees who inspired and had an impact on the lives of alumni while students on the Hilltop.
We will also pay tribute to recently retired faculty and administrators: John Gillard, Mary Murray Jones, Peter McAndrew, and Waits May.
On October 2, we welcomed over 280 alumni to the Hilltop for Alumni Day 2021! It was a stunningly, beautiful fall day and wonderful to see our alumni back on campus. You could feel their energy and excitement all day long: from the morning trail run to the final evening soiree. Alumni attended master classes taught by our amazing faculty members, toured the campus with our Student Ambassadors, enjoyed a picnic on the Quad, attended sporting events, celebrated milestone reunions, and more. Most importantly, they reunited with their friends and reconnected with their Hackley. For many, returning to campus is like coming home.
Did you enjoy grooving to the tunes at the Alumni Cocktail Party on Alumni Day 2021? Did you miss the event but want to access the playlist? Here it is Alumni Day 2021 Decade Playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!
For seven years now, Upper School Biology teacher Tessa Johnson has led nature hikes on Alumni Day, and every year, a core group of her attendees call themselves the “Art King Fan Club”-- alumni and faculty who raved about the teachings of retired science teacher Art King.
Hackley Review Winter 2017-18: By Margie McNaughton Ford ’85:On a spectacular, sunny fall day in October, generations of alumni from classes 1949 through 2013 returned to the Hilltop to celebrate milestone reunions, cheer on our varsity teams, tour the Walter C. Johnson Health and Wellness Center, and reconnect with one another as well as former and current faculty, staff and coaches.
The night before Alumni Day, faculty, students and parents gathered at the annual Dave Allison Memorial Soccer Game to honor and remember coach Dave Allison and to cheer on the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team.
Hackley Perspectives: By Krysta Dudley ’01, Lower School Teacher: I often reflect on my four years spent in Hackley’s Upper School as some of the best years of my life. In fact, I loved my years as a student there so much, that I decided to return to the Hilltop to continue my career as an educator. A driving force behind my return was because Hackley was monumental in shaping me into the person that I am today.