Inside Upland Athletics

Achieving Greatness On and Off the Field

The Upland Athletic Program honors the positive role that playing sports has on a young person’s development, and philosophically, our core values remain the same on the field and ice as in the classroom: learn to learn, push boundaries, solve problems, innovate, compete, strive for excellence, celebrate camaraderie, find joy, lead with purpose, and create character along the way.

Ask any former Upland athlete the significance of wearing Black and Gold and they will regale you with stories of last-minute goals and huge saves, of thrilling wins at home or far away, of tournaments and of trips to Finland, and – perhaps most importantly – of their first games and of their last ones.

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Developing life-long learners through athletics.

Upland upholds the spirit of competition, the highest standards of sportsmanship, and the belief that each of its players can and will contribute something vital and valuable to their teams.

Discovery why Athletics at Upland is a part of your student’s rich academic experience. 

Unleash Your Potential

Our coaches help young athletes develop, challenge, and refine their skill set and game sense to prepare them for play at the secondary level. Upland athletes also practice life skills by working with teammates, finding and fulfilling a role on a team, and developing a sense of responsibility and commitment. At Upland, coaches are teachers first; therefore, our objectives of coaching and teaching are identical.

Programs at Upland Country Day School include: 

Boys' Varsity Prep Ice Hockey

Girls' Varsity Prep Ice Hockey

Boys' / Girls' Varsity Lacrosse

Girls' Varsity Field Hockey

Boys' Varsity Soccer

"Tradition at Upland is like nothing else. If I had the opportunity to go back and play hockey at Upland again, I would not hesitate. The atmosphere in the locker room before every game, Paint It Black over the speakers for warmups, and the lifetime friendships I have made are incomparable. I wouldn’t trade my experience at Upland for the world."
Curran Forgue, '07
Lake Forest College

"When you wear the Upland jersey, you will wear it for life."

Discover how the Upland Varsity Prep Ice Hockey’s high-level instruction, ample ice time, and distinctive, on-campus facility creates a program rich in tradition.

Our Facilities

At Upland Country Day School, our expansive campus boasts a range of top-notch athletic fields, where student athletes can hone their skills and thrive in a competitive environment. From the meticulously maintained fields, to the multipurpose indoor gymnasium and NHL-size ice rink, our facilities ensure that our student-athletes are prepared for any sporting challenge. With a commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics, we provide the ideal setting for student athletes to push their limits and achieve greatness both on and off the field.

The JOHN M. Cleveland Ice Rink

Boys’ & Girls’ Varsity Prep Hockey
619 Byrd Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Upper Fields

Varsity Soccer, Field Hockey, Lacrosse
420 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Lower Fields

JV Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse
619 Byrd Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

"The Barn" Gymnasium

Lower School P.E., Upper School Sports Activities, Community Gatherings
420 West Street Road Kennett Square, PA 19348

Discover the Fun of
Disc Golf

After months of planning and research, the Upland Alumni Association funded the installation of a 9-hole disc golf course on the southern side of campus. This beginner-friendly course is open to both Upland students and the public. The public is invited to use the course when school is closed. All details can be found on the UDisc app.

Explore Our Academic Programming

We believe children rise to our highest expectations, thrive on meaningful challenges, and never deserve anything less. Explore the multidimensional growth experience specifically designed to prepare each student for the future in each of our core schools:



Learning to spread your wings and fly.

Primary Center

(PreK – 1st)

Pairing unbridled enthusiasm and boundless curiosity.

Lower School

(2nd – 5th)

A focus on active, hands-on, inquiry-based work.

Upper School

(6th – 9th)

Building 21st century leadership and interpersonal skills.

Y9 Experience

(9th Grade)

Developing as role models and leaders for an entire student body.




The best way to experience Upland is to see our vibrant campus.


Your journey to Upland Country Day School starts today.