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Developing sportsmanship for life.

The School also offers noncompetitive activities, which include yoga, fitness/ weight training (winter), and aerobics (spring). Another option for upper school students is the Independent Physical Activity (IPA) contract, which allows students to design an activity program under the supervision of the Athletic Director and their advisor. The IPA is designed to accommodate the upper school student who is involved in a physical/athletic activity not offered by the school. Upper school students wishing to pursue an IPA must submit an application for approval to the Director of Athletics. Forms are available in the athletic office. In addition, a trimester of community service or a music/drama commitment in a school production may be substituted for a physical activity once during a student’s upper school career.


Managers and scorekeepers are needed to work with the various teams. A student can complete one season of his or her athletic requirement by working conscientiously with a competitive team as a manager or scorekeeper. This option demands a season-long commitment to the team. There is an exercise component attached to this option.

The Derryfield School

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