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Athletics

An Angry Birds style graphic of Heschel's sports mascot, Hershel the Heschel Hawkeye.

 

Physical education is an integral part of the Heschel curriculum. Students not only learn athletic skills, but also develop lifelong habits, leadership skills, and resilience. 
Our athletic programs give students the opportunity to demonstrate teamwork and sportsmanship and stress playing with kavod (honor): self-esteem, respect for others, and fair play. Heschel has a proud history of participation in the San Fernando Valley Private School League.  The Heschel Hawkeyes have won many championships, as evidenced by the more than 50 championship banners that decorate the perimeter of de Toledo Pavilion. 

Each year many male and female athletes make the commitment required to continue this tradition. We recognize that many of the traits and skills necessary for athletic success—commitment, teamwork, communication, perseverance—also are fundamental for success in life and further acknowledge that students often develop important aspects of their leadership abilities on the playing field. Our emphasis is on the team experience, skill development, fair play, and healthy competition. As students collaborate with teammates, negotiate substantive relationships, and learn to appreciate the contributions of others for the greater good, student athletes learn how to make difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions in furtherance of the benefit of the team. On the athletic field, these skills are useful; for navigating interpersonal relationships throughout a lifetime, they are essential. 


Fifth through eighth grade students may participate in the following intramural sports each year:

Heschel's 6th Grade Girls Basketball team poses for a photo.

Over 80% of our students in grades 5-8 participate on a sports team.

5th Grade

  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Volleyball

6th Grade

  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Flag Football
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Volleyball
Heschel's 6th grade football team poses for a group picture.

Heschel's 6th grade football team ready to make a play!

7th Grade

  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Flag Football
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball

8th Grade

  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Flag Football
  • Boys Soccer
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball