Centennial Center pool
Centennial Center basketball court

Athletic Facilities

Reflecting the way girls compete, live, and learn.

Opened fall 2016, the Centennial Center seamlessly integrates athletics, academics and the social dimensions of life, ensuring Walker’s facilities reflect the caliber and innovation of the School’s academics and other programs.

In 2012, the School implemented a phased approach to upgrade its existing athletic facilities and add new facilities where there was a need. The first phase was the overhall of all playing fields, completed in 2013. The opening of the Centennial Center in 2016 marked the final stage of the revamp, including the addition of a new pool, two dance studios, and squash courts.

The Centennial Center integrates and modernizes Walker’s facilities to reflect the way girls learn and live, with expanded social spaces for engaging with the Walker’s community and the community at large.

The facility also builds on Walker’s rich history in the arts to offer more music, theater, dance, and visual arts experiences, and increases the School’s recognition of Walker’s as one of the country’s finest all girls college preparatory schools based on academics, programs, and facilities.

Watch: Walker’s Celebrates Centennial Campaign and Centennial Center Opening

lane pool
double gymnasium
squash courts
dance studios
natural grass soccer fields
softball fields
synthetic field hockey fields
synthetic lacrosse fields
tennis courts
fitness center
student social center
expanded health and wellness center

Athletic Facilities

Aquatic Center
Centennial Center Gym
Squash pavilion
Dance Studio
Field and Courts
Team Room
Fitness Center
Health Center
Oasis (OMR Architects Photography: Robert Benson Photography)
Aquatic Center

Walker’s Aquatic Center is home to an eight-lane, 25-yard pool. The pool depth and gutter system make it one of the fastest pools in New England.

Double gymnasium

Walker’s double gymnasium hosts basketball and volleyball games, as well as community events such as pep rallies and celebrations.

Squash Pavilion

Walker’s squash pavilion features four courts and The Harriet Blees Dewey ’60, P’86 Squash Gallery.

Dance Studios

Walker’s state-of-the-art dance suite in the Centennial Center includes two dance studios with sprung floors, ample natural light, and sweeping views of Talcott Mountain.

Fields and Courts

Walker’s athletic fields and courts include three natural grass soccer fields, two softball fields, two synthetic fields for field hockey and lacrosse, and seven tennis courts.

Team Room

Inspired by a collegiate style, Walker’s locker rooms are the hub for team camaraderie.

Fitness Center

Available to all Walker’s students and faculty, the fitness center has modern cross training equipment and sweeping views of Talcott Mountain.

Health Center

The Joyce K. McIntyre Health Center is named in honor of Joyce McIntyre, B.S., R.N., C.N.C., who has been helping to heal and nurture Walker’s girls since 1984. The Health Center has four overnight rooms, two treatment rooms, health classroom, and a kitchen.


The proceeds from the 2014 Garden Oasis Gala and Auction were used to name the gathering space outside of the lower level training room and wellness center. The space is one of the most highly active areas in the building with direct access to outdoor playing fields.