Oakhill Day School provides multiple opportunities for toddler through eighth grade students to participate in after-school athletics/activities throughout the school year. There is a program for all ages!
Panthers on the Prowl Athletics (toddler - fourth grade)
Lower School Athletics (kindergarten - fourth)
Middle School Athletics (fifth - eighth)
Toddler through eighth grade athletic program information and flyers can be found on the parent hub under athletics. Practice information (dates/times) can also be found by visiting the athletic calendar prior to the start of the season. Game schedules will be released and added to the athletic calendar as soon as they are available from the league.
"Panthers on the Prowl" Athletics
Students at Oakhill get involved in athletics at a young age (Toddler/Early Learners), many students begin their athletic careers at Oakhill by getting involved in one of the "Panthers on the Prowl" athletic programs.
Toddler through fourth grade students have the opportunity to participate in these athletic programs in both the fall and spring. Each program is designed to work on developing an understanding of the game, along with some basic fundamental skills. Participants will be active in drills and fun games on a weekly basis. Each program lasts three to four weeks, meeting one day per week for 30-minutes to 45-minutes.
Lower School Athletics
Oakhill students in kindergarten through fourth grade have the opportunity to participate and compete in our lower school basketball program. Practices begin late November/early December.
Each program is designed to work on developing the students understanding of the game, along with their basic skills and fundamentals of basketball. Building upon the skills each athlete possesses, and helping them grow and improve their game are a key component of each program.
The Oakhill kindergarten - first grade basketball teams are co-ed and consists of 8 - 10 players per team. These teams participate in the Nativity League at Nativity of Mary School. Each team will play a total of 6 - 7 games.
The Oakhill second grade boys and girls basketball teams participate in the Pius League at St. Pius X High School, just down the road from Oakhill. This is not a coed league, students will be divided into second grade boys and second grade girls teams. Each team will play a total of 6 - 7 regular season games. Following the conclusion of the regular season, each team will compete in the Pius League single-elimination post-season tournament.
The Oakhill third and fourth grade boys and girls basketball teams participate in the Pius League at St. Pius X High School, right down the road from Oakhill. Oakhill students are separated into boys and girls teams at this age level. Each team will play a total of 6 - 7 regular season games. Following the conclusion of the regular season, each team will compete in the Pius League single-elimination post-season tournament.
Prekindergarten through fourth grade students have the opportunity to participate in the Oakhill Panthers cheerleading program. The cheer program is designed to introduce children to some of the basic cheer motions, cheers, and stunts; what each child does will be based on their ability level to ensure the child's safety. Throughout the winter the cheer team will cheer at many athletic events.
The prekindergarten/kindergarten team will cheer at the Holiday Sing, Tuesday Town Meetings and the Winter Sports Pep Rally. The first through fourth grade cheer squads will cheer at the pep rally, along with cheering at select fifth through eighth grade girls and boys home basketball games.
See you at practice!!
Fourth Grade/Middle School Athletics
Students entering fourth grade have the opportunity to participate in athletics at the middle school level. In the fall, third through eighth grade students may participate in cross country, with fifth through eighth grade students participating in girls volleyball. The cross country team participates in the Parochial League with the girls volleyball team participating in the Metropolitan Private School League.
In the winter, fifth through eighth grade students have the opportunity to participate and compete in basketball here at Oakhill. Oakhill teams all participate in the Metropolitan Private School League, the league consists of schools in the Kansas City Metropolitan area
In the spring, middle school students may participate in track and field. Students in the fourth through eighth grade are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Oakhill track and field team participates in the Parochial League of Kansas City, along with attending a couple other selected meets throughout the spring.