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Athletics

As in academics, Harford Day School is committed to excellence in athletics. In our Physical Education Program students build sports skills, learn about teamwork, and develop an appreciation for health and fitness. Beginning in fifth grade, students have an opportunity to play in interscholastic competition.

The philosophy for our teams can be summed up in the motto: "At Harford Day, everyone plays." There are no “cuts” from our teams. Competing against a variety of private, Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), schools from Baltimore and several schools from Harford County, students learn lessons of resiliency, perseverance, camaraderie, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Many Harford Day student athletes go on to compete in top high school programs at schools like Gilman, St. Paul’s, Calvert Hall, Bryn Mawr, Roland Park Country School, and McDonogh.

Our facilities include a full-size natural-grass game field, two practice fields, an air-conditioned field house and basketball court, and locker rooms.

Our Offerings Include:

  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Boys and Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Girls Field Hockey
  • Co-Ed Cross Country
  • Co-Ed Flag Football

Middle School Athletics

The emphasis in physical education is on teaching and developing sports skills. Sportsmanship and teamwork are stressed in a program in which everyone participates and plays in games. Students take physical education twice a week for an hour during the school day, and they have the option of participating on interscholastic teams.

Middle school student athletes participate in interscholastic competition in soccer. Teams practice during the school day and after school, at the discretion of the coaches. We are committed to developing the county’s top middle school sports programs in every sport.

Our Coaches

List of 12 members.

  • Leslie Bowen 

    World Language Department Head, Spanish, Dean of Student Activities
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Ronald "Ron" Bowen 

    MS Boys' Physical Education
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Aristea Burdusi 

    School Receptionist
    Towson University - B.S.
    Bio
  • Paula Farrell 

    Athletics Director, PE Teacher
    Trenton State College - B.S.
    Bio
  • Alex Gromacki 

    Middle School Mathematics
    Dickinson College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Martin Lucey 

    Math Department Chair & MS Math
    Pennsylvania State University - B.S.
    Marymount University - M.Ed.
    Bio
  • Ellen Marr 

    Latin, History
    Elizabethtown College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Holly Plescia 

    Media Center & Secondary School Placement
    Randolph-Macon College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Rebecca "Becky" Poole 

    Middle School Science
    Towson University - B.S.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.T.
    Bio
  • Julia Ramos 

    Lower School Spanish
    Notre Dame of Maryland - M.A.
    Messiah College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Heather Rupprecht 

    Second Grade
    Towson University - B.S.
    Bio
  • Sarah Westervelt 

    4th Grade
    Susquehanna University - B.S.
    Johns Hopkins University
    Goucher College
    Bio
Harford Day is the only PK3 to Grade 8 independent school in Harford County accredited by AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland/DC Schools) and a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).