About Us

We Are Hackley

Our Students

Our students create this community together, learning and growing through relationship with others consistent with our motto, “United, we help one another.” While our students differ widely in their interests, passions, backgrounds and perspectives, they share a commitment to mutual respect and welcome, unreserved effort, and to investing themselves in what they do with energy and joy.

Our Faculty & Staff

Hackley employees support and drive the School’s culture of respect and welcome, modeling through their work the values framed by our motto, “United, we help one another.” Leading by example, they encourage students to rise to the challenge posed by our mission: to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from the varying perspectives and backgrounds in our community and the world." Visit "Our Faculty & Staff" news page.

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Our Parents

We often call Hackley parents the glue that holds the Hackley community together through the Hackley Parents’ Association (HPA)’s many efforts on campus. Through the HPA’s broad array of programming, we as a community get to know one another better- uniting to help one another in so many different ways. Visit "Our Parents" information page.

Our Alumni

Hackley alumni share a deep devotion to the “Hilltop” where they were invited, every day, to “Enter here to be and find a friend.” Even as the School evolved over decades from a seven-day boys’ boarding school to a coeducational K-12 school day school with a five-day boarding program, and the campus itself has evolved and grown, alumni take pride in belonging to this place, which values character, commitment and friendship-- qualities prized not in lieu of accomplishment, but recognized as more important. Visit "Our Alumni" news page.

Our Leadership Team

The head of school and the leadership team work together to oversee the ways in which Hackley delivers its institutional mission.

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  • The Leadership Team

    • Michael C. Wirtz, Head of School
    • Philip J. Variano, Associate Head of School for School Operations
    • Steven D. Bileca, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs
    • Peter McAndrew, Director of Finance and Campus Planning
    • Andrew M. King, Director of Upper School
    • Cyndy Jean , Director of Middle School
    • Anne Ewing Burns, Director of Lower School
    • Christopher T. McColl, Director of Admissions
    • Teresa Weber, Director of Advancement
    • Susan E. Akin, Director of Communications

Our Trustees

Two-thirds of the 23 current members of Hackley’s Board of Trustees are alumni or parents of alumni, with perspective shaped by long relationship with Hackley. They share a commitment to the long view and to the core identity of Hackley that transcends the moment, while also appreciating the needs of the School in the 21st century.

Board president John Canoni ‘86 notes, “Trustees are so committed to Hackley because they firmly believe in the school's mission and culture, and feel strongly that the school is actively promoting and sustaining those ideals. We are well aware of the awesome responsibility involved with being stewards and fiduciaries, not only for the current students, faculty, parents and alumni, but for the generations of the Hackley community to come. And Trustees appreciate the joy and satisfaction that accompanies the fulfillment of their responsibility.”

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  • Our Trustees

    OFFICERS
    • John C. Canoni '86, President
    • Sy Sternberg, Vice President
    • John R. Torell IV '80, Treasurer
    • Maria A. Docters, Secretary
    TRUSTEES
    • David A. Berry '96, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Sherry Blockinger ’87
    • Christopher P. Bogart
    • Roger G. Brooks
    • John C. Canoni ’86
    • Thomas A. Caputo ’65
    • H. Rodgin Cohen
    • Maria A. Docters
    • Dawn N. Fitzpatrick
    • Eric Gyasi ’01
    • Jason J. Hogg ’89
    • Linda Holden Bryant
    • Kaveh Khosrowshahi ’85
    • Keith R. Kroeger ’54
    • Michael H. Lowry
    • Timothy D. Matlack ’70
    • Harvinder S. Sandhu, M.D.
    • Jumaane Saunders ’96
    • Sy Sternberg
    • John R. Torell IV ’80
    • Sarah Unger ’03
    • Pamela Gallin Yablon, M.D.
    HONORARY TRUSTEES
    • Herbert A. Allen ’58
    • Daniel A. Celentano
    • John T. Cooney, Jr. ’76
    • Marvin H. Davidson
    • Jack M. Ferraro H’63
    • Berkeley D. Johnson, Jr. ’49
    • Philip C. Scott ’60
    ADVISORY TRUSTEES
    • James L. Abernathy '59
    • John J. Beni ’51
    • Harold Burson
    • Mark. R. Gordon
    • Robert R. Grusky ’75
    • Koichi Itoh ’59
    • Michael G. Kimelman ’56
    • Jonathan P. Nelson ’64
    • Diane D. Rapp
    • Conrad A. Roberts ’68
    • Lawrence D. Stewart ’68
    • Sue Wagner