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.
Hackley has reserved a block of rooms at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY. Click here or call 914-631-2200 before September 22 to book a room. The Hackley rate is $219 per night and don't forget to mention you are an Alumnus/a. Click Read More for links to additional hotels in the area.
On Alumni Day, get an up close and personal view of the Hackley Apiary, our honeybee hive, that offers exciting and innovative learning opportunities in science and environmental studies for our K-12 students. Join Beekeeper James Pratt '97 of Fly Honey Farms and Science teacher Tessa Johnson at our Bee Encounter Workshop to learn about bees and the impact they have on our environment. Then, adults will have the opportunity to put on a beekeeper suit and work in the hives. You will also tour our beautiful orchard. The workshop will take place on Alumni Day (October 21) - Meet in the Grille Room at 1:05 p.m.
Join us on Alumni Day—Saturday, October 21— for the first-ever reunion honoring Hackley’s six (actually seven, the first was in 1918) undefeated football teams—1950, 1965, 1985, 2001, 2013, and 2016. And we will be joined by our special guest, Coach Rob Pickert.
The event will take place under a tent on Pickert Field starting at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 where we will catch up, share stories, and enjoy refreshments before the game. The Hornets will go up against Fieldston at 3 p.m. We will all be acknowledged on the field before the opening kick-off and then can return to the tent during halftime.
Please RSVP to Margie McNaughton Ford ’85 ASAP if you plan to attend this inaugural event. And please help us spread the word to your teammates!
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Hilltop on ALUMNI DAY 2023 — Saturday, October 21. Join us to reconnect with your favorite Hackley people, walk down memory lane, and remember what it means to be a Hornet! Use the yellow button on the right to register. Questions? Contact Margie McNaughton Ford ’85.
Join us on Saturday, October 21 at 12:00 p.m. for the 50+ Club Luncheon and the induction of the Class of 1973 into the 50+ Club. More details to follow soon. Questions? Contact Margie McNaughton Ford ‘85 at 914-366-2630.
We are kicking off Alumni Weekend with the Dave Allison Memorial Soccer Game & BBQ! Join us on Friday, October 20 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! More details soon
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.
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!
On Alumni Day 2023, we will celebrate special reunions for classes ending in 3 and 8. If you are interested in joining your reunion committee, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you on October 21!
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.