Upper School Athletics
Learning valuable life lessons about teamwork, personal achievement, and sportsmanship
Our approach to athletics includes a healthy and rigorous approach to physical fitness, and the collaborative spirit that comes with participating in team sports. Above all, our goal in the athletic program is to provide a positive experience for the students. We also instill in each student the importance of dedication and what it means to be a good team member.
Participation in competitive athletics is optional and there are tryouts. Many upper school students get involved, whether it is on the court or ball field, or by scoring, managing, or cheering on the sidelines.
Upper School Athletics Mission Statement
The Mary McDowell Friends upper school athletic program strives to create an educational and competitive experience in sports that is grounded by sportsmanship, effort, dedication, and personal and social responsibility. MMFS believes that participation in sports helps build character, encourages cooperation and a sense of fair play, and promotes lifelong fitness. We value the opportunity to participate in athletics, and our goal is to be competitive in every game while demonstrating the Quaker values of respect and responsibility regardless of the outcome of any particular game.
MMFS is a member of the Independent School Athletic League of New York City. Competitive sports teams are offered in the fall, winter, and spring seasons.
Girls Varsity Volleyball
Boys Varsity Soccer
Varsity Cross Country
Boys Varsity Basketball
Girls Varsity Basketball
Boys & Girls Varsity Track & Field
Boys Varsity Volleyball