The Athletics program at Linden Hall provides competitive opportunities for every interest and skill level, from beginners to elite athletes.
Linden Hall is also home to a comprehensive Equestrian program that establishes a strong foundation in riding and horsemanship with a focus on Hunters, Jumping, Eventing, and Equitation. Linden Hall riders at all levels compete in shows locally and in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
As a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), Linden Hall fields varsity, junior varsity, and middle school teams in soccer, tennis, volleyball, riding, cross country, golf, basketball, archery and dance. Linden Hall's co-operative program with Warwick High School allows students to participate on PIAA varsity and junior varsity teams in field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, track and field, softball, and bowling.
Linden Hall’s Archery, Dance, and Equestrian teams are offered year-round for students in grades 6-12. Our Archery team is a member of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), which allows our team to compete against other schools and train to qualify for the annual NASP State Tournament at Penn State in March. Our Dance team performs at home basketball games and competes locally as well as in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Athletics is recognized as an integral part of the educational program at Linden Hall. At Linden Hall, our first priority is to provide the best education for our student-athletes. Athletics is also an extension of the academic curriculum. It contributes to the physical, social, emotional, and moral development of the students involved. We expect our student-athletes to strive to reach their full potential both on and off the athletic field. Varied and diverse activities allow students to explore their interests, abilities and creativity. Participation on more than one team by individuals of all experience and skill levels is encouraged.
Our athletics programs provide students with experiences that help them learn and grow in ways that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. These activities promote essential life skills and strategies such as respect, teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, self-discipline, work ethic, commitment and overcoming adversity. Athletics promotes a sense of pride and belonging among the students and staff and advances the development of leadership, character, and lifelong fitness among student/athletes. The friendships and memories one receives from participating in athletics often last a lifetime.
The Varsity basketball team defeated West York High School 53-23 on Deccember 8 in the second round of the West York Tip-Off Tournament. Tahri Phillips '19 was named to the all-star team for her inspired and aggressive play.
Linden Hall hosted its first-ever IEA dressage show on November 18, with six other schools' teams, from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ohio, at our equestrian facility. Dressage is "the art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance."
Linden Hall senior Hetta Saatman committed to Drexel University on November 16 during national signing week to play Division I women's basketball for the Dragons, becoming the first Linden Hall student to achieve this honor.