On March 1, 2013, also the school's 65th anniversary, the Meredith Center for the Arts was opened. The facility showcases the school's arts and technology programs and serves as a venue for the Hampton Roads community. The 26,000-square-foot, $8.5 million cultural arts center includes four classrooms, a chorus room, two seminar rooms, two galleries for exhibiting student work and a scene design shop. The centerpiece is the the Hackney Theater, named for Jo Melchor Hackney & John H. Hackney Jr. The 425-seat professional theater includes professional sound and rigging systems and four-location lighting technology. The two-story theater lobby, also lined with natural oak, is also used for receptions.
In September of 2015, the school expanded its facilities once more with the addition of our $2.6 million athletic complex. The complex features two 70x110 yard, competition-sized, pre-lined artificial turf fields that are highlighted with six Musco lights. The complex also marked another historical moment for the school, as the addition made Collegiate the first pre-K-12 school in the greater Hampton Roads region with two side-by-side, competition-size turf fields with lights.
The school continues to take pride in its emphasis on academic self-discipline, responsibility, diligence, and character development, but most importantly, on its ability to foster in each student a continuing desire to learn. A love of learning and a commitment to leading lives of purpose have remained the cornerstones of the Norfolk Collegiate experience for 70 years.