An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8


Field Hockey 2017

Heron Athletics considers interscholastic competition to be an important and essential part of the educational program for every student at Saint Anne’s Episcopal School. Our program connects to the whole student: academically, socially, emotionally and physically through preparation and planning throughout the season. Our focus provides enriching opportunities for all student-athletes. Our emphasis is on developing skills through individual instruction, peer interaction and competition. We meet student-athletes at their individual skill sets providing a challenging environment in both team and individual sports. Each student’s development will focus on self-esteem and self-confidence so that they can reach their greatest potential and develop the lifetime skills integral to their continued success. Striving for victory is the nature of all athletic competition, but it is only one measure when determining success. Guiding a team as well as the individual to reach their maximum potential is our ultimate goal. Our trust is that all individuals associated with Heron Athletics will value the development of each student athlete through competition. We expect all participants to respect themselves and others, put the team before themselves, handle adversity like success, have a strong work ethic and show up prepared. Together, we are Heron proud!

St. Anne's interscholastic sports program is a huge part of after school life for students in grades 6 – 8.  We participate in the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association and field nine seasonal teams.

Sports Offered Here at St. Anne's:

  • SOCCER (Boys and girls)
  • LACROSSE (Boys and girls)
  • BASKETBALL (Boys and Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

(Forms for DIAA participation are required for all students.)

Beyond the DIAA, each winter St. Anne’s conducts a lively four-week indoor soccer tournament that is open to all middle school students. Our school has also offered various recreational sports such as a basketball team for grades 5 and 6 with the help of parents.

Concussion Awareness:

Concussion Awareness for Parents & Students- Delaware law and DIAA regulation require concussion awareness for parents and students. The current PPE includes a concussion fact sheet on PAGE 6

NFHS Courses:

Free courses from the National Federation of State High Schools are available. Topics include sportsmanship, the role of parents in sports, and more. If you are interested, go to:

Please contact Christopher Widener, AD, or Mike Phillips with any physical questions.