Athletics is an essential part of an Academy student’s education.

Participation in athletics encourages the qualities of teamwork, sportsmanship, cooperation, commitment and lifelong fitness. Harrisburg Academy fosters a competitive athletics program while still supporting a no-cut policy.
We encourage all students in 6th-12th grade to play at least one interscholastic sport, and more than 70 percent of our students do. Students often play sports each season while maintaining a full academic schedule and participating in other co-curricular activities.
Below is a list of sports on campus or as designated through the PIAA Cooperative Sponsorship program:

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  • Fall Sports

    Upper School
    Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Soccer, Girls’ Tennis, Golf at Camp Hill H.S., Cross Country at West Shore Christian School (WSCA), Football (Trinity H.S.), Field Hockey (Cedar Cliff)

    Middle School
    Boys’ Soccer, Cross Country, K-8 Youth Club Swimming at East Pennsboro Middle School
  • Spring Sports

    Upper School
    Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse (Trinity H.S.), Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field (Trinity H.S.) Softball (Trinity H.S.), Baseball (WSCA)

    Middle School
    Girls’ Soccer, Baseball (WSCA), K-8 Youth Club Swimming at East Pennsboro Middle School
  • Winter Sports

    Upper School
    Boys’ JV/Varsity Basketball, Varsity Girls’ Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling (Trinity H.S.)

    Middle School
    Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball

Program Goals

Celebrating Academy Athletics

Each year, a committee chooses up to four new members for the Athletics Hall of Fame based on nominations from Academy alumni and friends. The Hall of Fame recognizes the outstanding achievements of former students, coaches, teams, and friends of our Central Pennsylvania top private school. 

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  • Club Sports

    The Academy also offers club sports: fall and spring Youth Swimming (Kindergarten through 8th grade); fall co-ed golf (8th through 12th grade; minimum participant level must be met for program to run); fall, winter, and spring Fencing Club.
  • Sports By the Seasons

    Fall is a busy time for Academy athletes. The MS Boys’ Soccer and Cross Country teams play on the Upper Field while the Varsity Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer teams meet opponents on John Crain Kunkel Field. Our Varsity Girls’ Tennis team plays on the adjacent tennis courts. These teams compete against other schools in Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District III. During the winter, Louis Lehrman Gymnasium hosts our Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams, competing against area schools in PIAA District III. Students in 9th through 12th grade also participate in PIAA Varsity Swimming. The spring sports season finds our athletes busy again, this time with Varsity Boys’ Tennis, who compete in PIAA District III and MS Girls' Soccer will compete in the spring for the first time in 2020.

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  • Who is the Academy Student-Athlete?

    Harrisburg Academy supports a no-cut policy in its athletics programs. We encourage all students in middle and high school (6th-12th grade) to play at least one interscholastic sport –– and in fact, more than 70 percent of our students do.
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Our Athetics Team

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  • Photo of Jeane Serino

    Jeane Serino 

    Director of Athletics
    717.763.7811 x 1394
  • Photo of John Martin

    John Martin Jr 

    MS Athletic Director; Health & Physical Education Teacher
    717-763-7811
  • Photo of Brianna Palmer

    Brianna Palmer 

    Athletic Trainer