Upper School Program
In the Upper School, the Athletic Department works with individual players to help them find balance among academic, artistic, and athletic responsibilities. Practices and games are scheduled to not conflict with academic classes, and students must balance the demands of a competitive athletic program and their challenging academic schedule.
The graduation requirement is 2 credits, ½ credit for each semester or season, by taking physical education or dance classes or participating on interscholastic teams in Upper School; students are required to take Fundamentals of P.E. by the end of grade 10. Students must also pass a swimming competency test by the end of the first semester of the senior year.
Holton competes in the Independent School League (ISL) with 17 area schools.
For Swimming and Diving, Holton is a member of the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swimming and Diving League (WMPSSDL).
Crew participates in the WMIRA (Washington Metro Interscholastic Rowing Association).
Ice Hockey competes in the Women's Ice Hockey League of the Mid-Atlantic (WIHLMA) and the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League (MSHL).
Middle School Program
Middle school athletics focuses on teamwork and sportsmanship, health and safety, responsibility and accountability, and building meaningful relationships. At this level, an effort is made to offer athletes on interscholastic teams equal playing time.
All Middle School students are required to participate in Physical Education during the school day. Each season, Middle School students gather to choose one activity from a wide range of competitive (interscholastic team) and non-competitive (individual or fitness-oriented) options.
Lower School Athletics Program
The Lower School Physical Education program is designed to provide opportunities for students to experience a wide variety of activities which aid in developing perceptual and kinesthetic ability. Physical education class in grades three through five is specifically designed to increase fitness and develop bilateral coordination in large and small muscle groups. In grade six, student review the basic skills learned in grades three through five and begin intramural sports competitions.