Required Health Examinations

  • Pennsylvania mandates the following health examination as indicated

    Physicals School entry, grades 6 and 11
    Dental School entry, grades 3 and 7
    Hearing School entry, grades 1, 2, 3, 7, and11

    (Children with hearing problems are checked annually)

    Vision All grades
    Height, Weight & BMI All grades
    Scoliosis Grades 6 and 7

    Parents are urged to have physical and dental examinations completed by their family physician or dentist and submitted prior to October 15th of the year that they are due. Exams may be completed any time after September 1st of the prior calendar year.

    Sports physicals are not part of mandated school health services but are governed by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) rules which require student athletes to receive a medical examination prior to participation in a sport, including tryouts and practice sessions. Complete information about sports physicals is supplied to students prior to participation. Any further questions should be directed to the school principal or athletic director.

    Please refer to the Sports Physicals page for forms.