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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.

Our Coaches

List of 12 members.

  • Leslie Bowen 

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

    Director of Athletics & PE
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
  • Kate Bradshaw 

    Fourth Grade
    St. Mary's College of Maryland - B.A.
    Johns Hopkins University - M.S.
  • Kelly Burgess 

    Middle School Mathematics
    Towson University - B.S.
    John's Hopkins University - M.Ed.
  • Melissa "Missy" Gentile 

    Towson University - M.S.
  • Daniel "Dan" Hart 

  • Martin Lucey 

    Math Department Chair & MS Math
    Pennsylvania State University - B.S.
    Marymount University - M.Ed.
  • Daniel "Dan" McGonigal 

    Innovation Lab & Technology Integration
    Bloomsburg University - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.T.
  • Holly Plescia 

    Media Center & Secondary School Placement
    Randolph-Macon College - B.A.
  • Julia Ramos 

    Spanish (Grades 3-5); Girls’ Basketball
    Messiah University - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.
  • Diane Russell 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    Goucher College - B.A.
    Goucher College - M.Ed.
  • Sarah Westervelt 

    7th & 8th Grade History, Boys’ Basketball
    Susquehanna University - B.S.
    Johns Hopkins University
    Goucher College

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).
Non-discrimination Statement
Application to Harford Day School is open to all students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin,
 sexual orientation, or disability. Harford Day School does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, financial policies, financial aid programs, and other administered extra-curricular or administrative programs.

The Harford Day Mission
At Harford Day School, learning is a joyful process rooted in respectful relationships, strong traditions, and an innovative program that fosters confidence, imagination, curiosity, and engagement with the world.