Programs & Requirements
Students in all grades are required to take physical education classes and starting in 7th grade, competitive sports are offered as an alternative. These co-curricular activities are available to students in grades 7 through 12. Middle school students (7th/8th grade) practice during the regular school day and practices for upper school students are held after school. Games can be scheduled at any time. Each competitive sport is available during a specific season as shown on the Teams page.
Annual Sports Physicals
Every student in grades 7-12 enrolled in a sport must have a sports physical completed and a release form on file for the current school year. Although not required, we highly recommend a one-time baseline EKG which can be kept on file. Whenever possible, Heritage Hall schedules physicals on campus in May before the end of the school year as a courtesy to our patrons (check School Calendar on Home page).
Waivers for Alternative Sports
A student who is engaged in training in an athletic endeavor not offered by the school, and who qualifies for "a regional or national competitive level," may petition for a waiver of the athletic requirement. The grounds for these exceptions are that the time involved in the training precludes a balanced schedule if the student is also engaged in after-school athletic practice at Heritage Hall. Such students may petition to satisfy their graduation requirement through their respective sport by submitting an Athletic Alternative Application to the Assistant Head of School. Such exceptions are made only for athletes engaged in programs with a certified coach or trainer.