On May 29, Dana Hall School in Wellesley held a ceremony outside, facing Grove Street, and announced the Turf Field Project. The ceremony was conducted to show the importance of the project to the school and to thank donors who made it possible. The Turf Field Project is outlined in the Vision 2025 strategic plan, which set many goals for improvement at the girls’ 5th-12th-grade school between the years 2018 and 2025.
Head of School Katherine Bradley stated during the ceremony that the Turf Field Project “will benefit all students, not just the ones who wear the cleats and mouth guards”. She’s confident that the field will only help the unification of the Dana Hall community, as “sports are community builders.”
To honor the outgoing Director of Athletics, Health, and Wellness John Suby, the turf field’s spectator sideline will be named Suby Sideline. Bradley has called Suby, who retired this year, a “tireless cheerleader” for Dana Hall.
Along with the field, the project includes a new stone wall entrance-way to the school. “Middle Road”, as Director of Communications Liza Cohen tells me Dana Hall-ers call the road leading into the campus from Grove Street, is being moved 80 feet to the left. This addition to the project is possible because of funds raised by parents of the class of 2019.
The overall $1.8M project is expected to be finished for the start of the 2019-20 school year. Check out the school’s website for updates and live coverage of the construction.