Athletics

Philosophy

Sacred Heart Greenwich's interscholastic athletic program supports the overall mission of the School to educate women to have independence of judgement, personal freedom, and strength of character so that they can become leaders with broad intellectual and spiritual horizons. 

Participation in the interscholastic athletics program is voluntary and open to students in Grades 5-12 in a variety of sports. Students who sign-up for a team and choose to play are expected to attend all practices and games, unless they are absent from school due to illness.

Please see the Upper School and Middle School sections below to complete the forms indicating your interest in playing a sport at Sacred Heart.

Upper School athletics
 

Please read the 2023-2024 Back-to-School letter from Laurie Rousseau, Director of Athletics. 
 
New Students entering Grades 9-12:
Please complete the Upper School Athletics sign-up form to indicate your interest in playing a sport at Sacred Heart. 
Fall
  • Cross Country, Field Hockey, Rowing, Soccer, Volleyball
Winter
  • Basketball, Ice Hockey, Indoor Rowing (training only), Squash, Swimming and Diving
Spring
  • Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo
save the date: Upper School Fall Athletics Preseason

Week 1
  • Monday, August 21: 8:30 am - 11:00 am and 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Meeting for all teams at 8:00 am in the Athletic Center)
  • Tuesday, August 22: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, August 23: 8:30 am - 11:00 am and 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Thursday, August 24: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

  • Friday, August 25: 8:30 am - 11:00 am


Week 2
  • Monday, August 28: 8:30 am - 11:00 am and 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Tuesday, August 29: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

  • Wednesday, August 30: 7:15 am - 9:15 am
  • Thursday, August 31: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, September 1: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Varsity Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball will have scrimmages/play days on Saturday, September 2.

Both weeks of preseason practices are mandatory for Upper School students planning to play a fall sport, unless otherwise noted.

middle School athletics

Students in Grades 5-8 are invited to participate in Sacred Heart's interscholastic athletic program. Middle School practices typically run Monday-Wednesday from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm with some additional Thursday games.

Please read the 2023-2024 Back-to-School letter from Laurie Rousseau, Director of Athletics. 

New Students entering Grades 5-7: Please complete the Middle School Athletics sign-up form to indicate your interest in playing a sport at Sacred Heart. 

New Students entering Grade 8 ONLY: 8th graders may also elect to try out for an Upper School Varsity sport. Please complete this form to indicate your interest in playing a Middle School or Upper School sport at Sacred Heart.

fall
  • Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
    Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball are split by grade (5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade). 7th/8th grade teams are grouped by ability.
  • Rowing (8th grade ONLY with approval). Practices and competitions are on the Upper School schedule. 
winter
  • Basketball
    Basketball teams are split by grade (5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade). 7th/8th grade teams are grouped by ability. 

  • Swimming (5th - 8th grade combined)

  • Squash (5th - 8th grade combined on A, B & C teams)
  • Instructional squash (Fridays 3:15pm - 4:15 pm. No interscholastic matches.)
Spring
  • Lacrosse
    Lacrosse teams are split by grade (5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade). 7th/8th grade teams are grouped by ability. 
  • Track (5th - 8th grade combined)
  • Water Polo (5th - 8th grade combined)
  • Rowing (8th grade ONLY with approval). Practices and competitions are on the Upper School schedule. 
  • Tennis
    Tennis teams will be combined 5th - 8th grade, grouped by ability. Each team will practice twice per week with additional days added for matches.

Lower School activities

Students in Barat Center - Grade 4 have opportunities to develop their athletic skills through physical education classes and some after-school extracurricular offerings. Registration for after-school activities for Lower School students will be available in the fall.

Some past extracurricular athletic offerings for Lower School students have included:

  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey clinics
  • Basketball clinics with varsity players and coaches
  • Irish step dancing