Upper School
US Curriculum

Physical Education & Athletics

All students participate in either physical education or athletics in each of three trimesters/seasons throughout the academic year.
Students not participating on a JV or Varsity team have a wide range of physical education options that vary throughout the year, including yoga, hiking, squash, Cross Fit training, rock climbing, and more, with choices varying season to season.

Physical Education & Athletics

List of 3 items.

  • Physical Education

    Students in grades 9-12 not participating on an interscholastic sports team during a particular season are required to participate in Physical Education class. The Physical Education program offers activities in fitness, lifetime, group sports, along with outdoor education.Classes meet for two one-hour sessions per week, from 3:15-4:15. (Off-campus class options that meet once per week meet from 3:15-5:30 p.m.)

    Physical Education Exemption: students in grades 10-12 can request permission to substitute outside athletic participation in lieu of Physical Education. To qualify for this exemption the student must submit a completed permission form by the specified date. A decision will be rendered by the Head of Physical Education based on the following criteria: (1) Participation must be a minimum of 2 hours per week excluding weekends, (2) must take place at an established facility or with an established organization, (3) supervision must be by a coach or certified trainer. (Parents may not fulfill this role unless employed by the facility or as a team coach.) The supervisor must submit a monthly attendance record and summary of instruction and/or competitions participated in by the student to the Head of Physical Education. As to ninth grade students, only those with exceptional qualifications will be considered for exemption.
  • Outdoor Adventure and Wilderness Skills


    2 meetings per cycle. 1 credit (PE).

    Grading is Pass/Fail.

    The class is open to all Upper School students with a 12 student cap. Preference is given to seniors and juniors if registration exceeds 12 students.

    This course will take students to all corners of Hackley’s campus. Throughout the course, students will learn and practice the skills that are necessary to explore the outdoors while maximizing personal and group safety as well as minimizing our impact on the environment.

    The seven Leave No Trace Principles will be reinforced throughout the course and each participant will also have the opportunity to become certified in Wilderness First Aid.

    Other topics will include health benefits of the outdoors, camping and hiking safety, food and water safety, navigation, the ten essentials, proper gear and how to use it, decision making and injury prevention, and how to respond in an outdoor emergency.

    Students can expect to be outside for much of this course and should come to every class with proper clothing and footwear for outdoor travel. This course is open to any upper school student, with or without previous outdoor experience, who would like to gain additional knowledge, skills, and appreciation for the great outdoors.

    This course fulfills the physical education requirement for each term.
  • Interscholastic Sports Teams


    Fall
    Varsity
    • Cross Country -- Co-Ed
    • Field Hockey -- Girls
    • Football -- Boys
    • Soccer -- Boys
    • Soccer -- Girls
    • Tennis -- Girls
    Junior Varsity
    • Field Hockey -- Girls
    • Football -- Boys
    • Soccer -- Boys
    • Soccer -- Girls
    • Tennis -- Girls

    Winter

    Varsity
    • Basketball -- Boys
    • Basketball -- Girls
    • Fencing -- Co-Ed
    • Indoor Track -- Co-Ed
    • Squash -- Boys
    • Squash -- Girls
    • Swimming -- Co-Ed
    • Wrestling -- Boys
    Junior Varsity
    • Basketball -- Boys
    • Basketball -- Girls
    • Fencing -- Co-Ed
    • Squash -- Boys
    • Squash -- Girls
    Freshman
    • Basketball -- Boys
    • Basketball -- Girls

    Spring

    Varsity
    • Baseball -- Boys
    • Golf -- Boys
    • Golf -- Girls
    • Lacrosse -- Boys
    • Lacrosse -- Girls
    • Softball -- Girls
    • Tennis -- Boys
    • Track and Field -- Co-Ed
    Junior Varsity
    • Baseball -- Boys
    • Lacrosse -- Boys
    • Lacrosse -- Girls
    • Softball -- Girls
    • Tennis -- Boys