At the end of the academic day, students choose among the extracurricular activities offered in the Afternoon Activities.

Middle School

Students in grades 6-8 are required to participate in the Afternoon Activities all three terms. Middle school students are dismissed at 3:40 p.m. daily. On occasion, travel to away sports games may keep students past 3:40 p.m. Afternoon Activities Offered by Term:


  • Cross Country (coed)
  • Field Hockey (F)
  • Soccer (M & F)
  • Art
  • Fall Play
  • Tech Theater


  • Basketball (M & F)
  • Wrestling
  • Upper School Fencing (must have previous experience)
  • Upper School Girls Ice Hockey
  • Upper School Boys Ice Hockey
  • Fitness (coed)
  • Art
  • Winter Musical
  • Tech Theater
  • Tennis (coed)
  • Baseball (M)
  • Softball (F)
  • Lacrosse (M & F)
  • Tech Theater
  • Dance

Upper School

Click here for all US Afternoon Activity descriptions by term. 

Students in 9th and 10th grade are required to participate in afternoon activities all three terms, and are required to participate in a fitness related activity at least one of the three terms. Students in 11th and 12th grade are required to participate in a fitness related activity at least one of the three terms, but may opt to take one of the three terms off. Please note that if an 11th or 12th grade student wants to do all three terms of Theater: Acting or Theater: Tech, this participation fulfills the fitness related activity requirement.  If there is a question about meeting the fitness requirement, please talk to Tom Manning or Whitney McKnight. We can look at each individual student on a case-by-case basis. Participation in the Jazz: Berklee competition band and acting for all plays will be confirmed after auditions.

Team sports and theater typically run from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. daily. In the winter term, some teams practice later and hockey practices run in the morning before school. Games may run later in all seasons. Other activities typically end at 5 p.m. Please refer to the schedule grid and individual team pages located on the Teams & Schedules page for the current season’s athletic schedules. 

Read more about our athletics program and our teams.

Any student who would like to request a “waiver” should contact Tom Manning, Afternoon Activities Coordinator and Upper School English.