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Athletics at Stuart Hall

Our athletics program offers interscholastic and intramural opportunities that allow students in grades 8 through 12 to compete at a level comfortable for them. In keeping with our Well-Being Grad Goal, both types of sports focus on fitness, skills mastery, and communicating and collaborating as a team. Students also learn sportsmanship and teamwork.

Students in grades 8 through 12 are required to participate at least one season each year in a physically demanding activity, whether that involves interscholastic or intramural competition. Some non-sport activities that feature a physical component may fulfill this requirement.

Interscholastic sports require a significant commitment, with practice and competition on five or six days each week in season. Intramurals are designed more for fun and physical activity, and they involve a one-, two-, or three-day commitment each week.

Students in grades 6 and 7 can participate in a variety of shorter-term, after-school clubs and activities that change throughout the year.

Every sport at Stuart Hall is well-organized, challenging, and designed to be fun, helping students grow physically, socially, functionally, and emotionally.

Interscholastic Sports--What do we offer?


The son of a high school basketball coach, Coach Lafave grew up around athletics. After playing at Southern Connecticut State University, he moved into coaching, where he has amassed nearly 30 years of experience across several high school and college teams. At the college level, he has been an assistant coach and director of men’s basketball operations at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the College of the Holy Cross. Closer to home, he was the head coach of Washington & Lee University’s men’s team from 1999-2003. Coach Lafave also has extensive coaching experience at the high school level. He joins us from Davidson Day School in Davidson, NC, where he led the girls varsity team to a state championship and coached four players who went on to play in college, including Maya Caldwell of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever.

At Stuart Hall, Coach Lafave is building back our athletic program after a year of no sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He plans to the build the program based on student interest and ability, and is excited to hire the right people to coach our student athletes and help them nurture and inspire greatness on and off the field of play.

“The thing that athletics brings for a student athlete is the experience of competition. Athletic participation teaches young people to compete for the things they want in life, whether it’s in academics or any other area of their lives.” - Jeff Lafave, Athletic Director

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