Athletics at Darrow

Darrow teams play to win, but they also play to have fun, work hard, learn team play, improve skills, and stay healthy. In fact, athletics at Darrow is another aspect of a Darrow education: Hands-on, engaged, and actively involved.

Competition allows each one of our athletes to experience the fun and intensity of competition, the joy of building skills and improvement, and leadership on the field and within our school community. 


Darrow’s indoor facilities include a full basketball gymnasium with a climbing wall and a fully equipped fitness and training center. Outdoors, we have tennis courts, fields for all outdoor sports, cross-country running trails and mountain bike courses. Nearby ski resorts such as Jiminy Peak make skiing and snowboarding easily accessible.

Structure and schedule

We compete in the Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL) and New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) athletic organizations. Darrow’s athletic programs run all three seasons of the school year, with competitive sports and noncompetitive electives. Every student participates in all three seasons, and must choose a competitive sport in at least one of them.

What creativity means at Darrow

It means connecting imagination to action. It means learning the technical aspects of creative expression. And it means taking risks and taking responsibility. Darrow School’s modern, dedicated facilities for visual and performing arts enable students to develop their creative potential in many disciplines. Traditional areas of study are taught through an active curriculum that emphasizes experimentation, discussion, project development, and interaction with the environment.

See how the right creative environment makes anything possible.

Darrow students in action

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