Episcopal believes that physical exercise and conditioning are essential to our students’ physical and emotional well-being.

Like other parts of school life, athletics will look different this fall. That said, we are thrilled that with our many facilities, the EHS staff and dedicated coaches will be able to offer a wide breadth of opportunities for all our students, including elite-level training for the most committed student-athletes. As during last spring's shift to distance learning, we will also offer online training and virtual activities for students who are attending EHS remotely.

List of 2 items.

  • Interscholastic Athletics

    July 22 update: The Interstate Athletic Conference and the Independent School League — the two conferences in which the bulk of Episcopal's teams play — announced they are postponing fall interscholastic competition. The leagues have outlined plans for three truncated seasons, each roughly six weeks in length, starting with the traditional winter sports in January and followed by fall and later spring sports offerings. 

    We believe strongly in the benefits of participating in team sports and interscholastic competition. Regardless of the form and timing of interscholastic play, we know that competitive athletics are critical to the Episcopal experience for many EHS students, along with the special relationships created when you are part of a team. We are building plans that will enable as many of our programs as possible to engage in sport-specific training throughout the fall.

    Please see a letter from our athletics directors. Also, we will hold a virtual meeting soon to offer more details about such training.
  • Facility Use

    Many athletics facilities, including the fitness center, will be available to all students for both structured programming and recreational use. Prevention measures in place for the full EHS community at any given time may affect use, including expectations regarding physical distancing and limits to the number of individuals using each space.


List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Will there be preseason for varsity teams? (July 22 update)

    The Interstate Athletic Conference and the Independent School League — the two conferences in which the bulk of Episcopal's teams play — announced they are postponing fall interscholastic competition. School will open with remote orientation on Monday, Aug. 31, and all students will return Sept. 2 and 3. See the Fall Calendar and Schedule page.
  • Will students be able to participate in athletic opportunities off campus?

    In recent years, EHS has made special arrangements for individual students to play with outside club teams or work with private coaches or trainers off campus. When school opens for 2020-21, however, we will initially follow an array of prevention measures and limit individuals coming and going to campus for at least the first three weeks. See more at the Visitors and Off-Campus Leaves page.

    Special leave requests: We will consider special student leave requests to participate in off-campus activities after those first three weeks. While health conditions may prevent us from granting these requests, we want to work with students and families to determine if participation in these activities can be safe for the community and for the student. 

    If you anticipate a special leave request for any athletics reason (training, club-team competitions, etc.), please email Assistant Head for Student Life Doug Dickson (djd@episcopalhighschool.org) with details about the timing and the activity. Final decisions may depend on an evaluation of health conditions in the fall, but we would like to review the request as soon as possible.
  • Will traditional rivalry events and competitions take place this year? (July 22 update)

    Although fall interscholastic sports have been postponed, we are working with our rival schools and looking for ways to maintain the traditions of big events such as The Game with Woodberry and the Seminary Hill Cup.