Athletic Program

  • The West Chester Area School District offers a wide variety of sports to both male and female high school students on the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Freshman sports, open to only ninth graders, encourage a high level of interscholastic competitive participation. Junior varsity teams, open to grades nine through 11, give students the necessary experience to move to the varsity level, which is the highest level of competitive sports. For all high school varsity sports, the district competes with schools in the Ches-Mont League. Intramural sports are offered to sixth graders in the district’s three middle schools. In seventh and eighth grades, students play a full range of interscholastic sports against neighboring school districts.

    The following is a list of sports offered each season. Please note that individual sports are not necessarily offered on all levels.
    Fall:  Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis (Girls), Volleyball (Girls)
    Winter:  Basketball, Indoor Track, Swimming, Wrestling
    Spring:  Baseball (Boys), Lacrosse, Softball (Girls), Tennis (Boys), Track & Field

    Middle and high school students must meet academic eligibility requirements to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. According to district policy, should a student be failing any two scheduled classes, he/she would become ineligible for a minimum of one week commencing on the week following submission of his/her name by the respective teachers. Ineligibility includes all practices.

    In addition, under the rules of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), athletes must pass at least four full-credit subjects or the equivalent. If a student does not meet this standard at the end of a marking period, he/she is ineligible to participate in games or practices for at least 15 school days.

    Student athletes are required to have physicals. They may elect to obtain a comprehensive initial pre-participation physical once per calendar year (dated after May 1) or a minimal pre-participation physical evaluation prior to every season. Students must also meet school attendance requirements.

Student Coverage for Interscholastic Sports/Activities

  • The WCASD provides accident insurance coverage for all students while participating in scheduled school-sponsored and school-supervised middle and high school Interscholastic Sports, Bands, Majorettes, Cheerleaders, and while acting as student coaches, student trainers, and student managers. View the complete Student Accident Insurance information packet.

CHES-MONT League Athletic Schedules

Athletic Directors

Title IX Policy and Procedures

  • In compliance with new PA State regulations, the West Chester Area School District has filed the Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Forms for the school year. This new reporting requirement provides a detailed review of athletic programs offered by the District, the number of students participating, and the cost of each competitive athletic program for grades 7 through 12. The reports can be viewed on the Middle and High School Athletic webpages. View additional Title IX Policy and Procedures