The Hill School Athletics Program

With 31 varsity sports programs and several other recreational physical activities, athletics play a vital role in every Hill student’s development. Competing on an athletics team or cheering on the sidelines helps foster the strong sense of community on campus.
The Hill School's athletics program creates opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level of independent school sports.  We are committed to providing an experience that develops character, emphasizes teamwork, and encourages healthy lifelong habits.

The tabs below contain important logistical information about The Hill School’s athletics program. Please contact Director of Athletics Seth Eilberg P'22 at with any questions.

Athletic Requirement

Students must engage in an afternoon activity each term:

  • Third and fourth formers must play a minimum of one season of interscholastic sports.
  • Fifth and sixth formers must participate in a minimum of one season of interscholastic athletics, either by playing, managing, or student training.

Levels of Interscholastic Play

There are up to three levels of interscholastic play in which Hill student-athletes may compete:

Varsity: Varsity athletes play on our highest level teams.  These programs demand an exceptional commitment to skill development and fitness.

Junior Varsity (JV): The JV level prepares students for varsity play.  JV student-athletes concentrate on skill and tactical improvement while competing against an appropriate level of competition.  

Thirds: An appropriate level of play for less-experienced players or beginners, mostly third and fourth form students.  

Sports Offered



Cross Country
Football (V, JV)
Golf (V, JV)
Soccer (V, JV, Thirds)
Water Polo (V, JV)


Cross Country
Field Hockey (V, JV)
Soccer (V, JV)
Tennis (V, JV, Thirds)
Water Polo (V, JV)




Baseball (V, JV)
Golf (V)
Lacrosse (V, JV)
Outdoor Track and Field
Tennis (V, JV, Thirds)


Non-Interscholastic Athletics Afternoon Activities Options

The following activities are offered in the afternoon and DO fulfill the athletics requirement:

Managing: Fall, winter, and spring terms Fifth and sixth formers may manage an interscholastic sports team to fulfill their athletics requirement.

Rehab: Students who have suffered an injury may need to be in the training room doing a rehab plan set forth by our athletics trainers. This is approved on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of injury and rehab plan

Student Trainers: Fall, winter, and spring terms Students may use a term to volunteer in the Athletics Training program. Under the guidance of our athletics trainers, students will gain experience in all aspects of athletics training.

The following afternoon activities DO NOT fulfill the athletics requirement.  Full descriptions are available on the Campus Life page
Afternoon Arts
- Afternoon Tech Time
- Community Service
- Forensics (Speech and Debate)
- The Dial (yearbook) 
- Crew: Rowing Strength-Endurance (winter) 
- Fencing

- Intramural Sports
- Media Arts
- Strength and Conditioning
- Honors Independent Study

Athletics Code of Conduct

Athletics at The Hill School are an integral, co-curricular component of the educational program of the School. All participants, at all levels, and in all circumstances, as well as those who support them, will adhere at all times to the Athletics Code of Conduct, which applies the same standards of conduct and exemplify the same principles and values that inform every other aspect of life at The Hill.

Thus, Hill student athletes, their coaches, and supporters will

  1. Respect their opponents
          a. Recognize and appreciate excellence regardless of team affiliation
  2. Respect the officials conducting the contest and accept their decisions
          a. Know, understand, and play within the rules of the contest
          b. Play fair
  3. Respect and adhere to the decisions of coaches

At all times Hill student athletes, their coaches, and supporters will: 

  • Accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing The Hill;
  • Display positive behavior and use respectful language;
  • Maintain self-control regardless of circumstances or perceived provocation;
  • Accept both victory and defeat with pride, compassion, and grace.