Athletics

Since 1972, Harley has offered a combined interscholastic sports program in Grades 7-12 with Allendale Columbia School, a neighboring private N-12 independent school just a few minutes away. The HAC teams, as they are known, are affiliated with the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Section V and the Finger Lakes Athletic Association. The combined teams compete in girls and boys soccer, girls volleyball, girls and boys cross country, girls and boys tennis, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys bowling, softball, girls and boys track and field, girls and boys swimming, baseball, and golf.  Harley and Allendale Columbia have a “no cut” policy that encourages students to participate in one or more team sports.

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Philosophy & Participation

Athletics are a very important and meaningful aspect of both The Harley School and Allendale Columbia’s education. Participating in team sports allows students to learn discipline, while developing healthy habits and experiencing the camaraderie and sense of purpose that comes when participating on a team.

Every student is encouraged to participate in a sport and HAC athletics provides opportunities at 3 different levels: modified, junior varsity and varsity. When interscholastic competition begins in Middle School, our teams are all-inclusive, so every student who wants to play and commits to the team can take part.

The Harley-Allendale Columbia Partnership

Allendale Columbia School and The Harley School maintain a joint athletic program to offer the best possible athletic options for student-athletes. By combining resources, student bodies, facilities, as well as faculty for coaching purposes, both schools can offer dynamic sports programs that fully support the physical, mental and social development of each student athlete.

The HAC athletics program provides a variety of team sport experiences that help develop teamwork, sportsmanship and good citizenship, while establishing good habits that prepare students for the future.

Our student athletes experience kinship and competition, while learning to win and lose gracefully. Positive life values are developed and the time management skills the students learn will benefit them for life.

A shuttle bus runs between the two campuses daily to transport student athletes to practices and home games. The arrangement allows the combined schools to ease the athletic experience for student-athletes and parents, allowing for maximum participation and the chance to build on the programs success.