A majority of New England prep schools have decided to keep their respective schools closed for the remainder of the academic year by resorting to online academic learning from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. While no students or faculty other than essential personnel are allowed inside these institutions, the upcoming spring sports calendar has also been cancelled for a host of schools.
From a baseball perspective, all prep schools have sent their student population home. Only recently, have a number of them decided to keep them home for the remainder of the school year. Others are clinging to a hope that this pandemic will subside over the next couple of weeks, thus allowing students to return to school.
In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has declared all schools (public and private) to remain closed until May 4. Some of the private institutions are following that declaration and look to open its doors at that time. Others have chosen to remain closed until the fall.
Schools within the Independent School League are favoring Baker's response. Although the baseball season, as we know it, won't be the same this year, some schools inside the ISL are still planning to resume practices and play a handful of games against other schools come May should they be allowed to return.