Developing the whole student and fostering a growth mindset are at the heart of our physical education program. Our athletic coaches are educators, first and foremost.
Athletics at Carolina Friends School is guided by our mission and philosophy and informed by Quaker values such as truthfulness, simplicity, non-violent resolution of conflict, respect for others and oneself, and the power of community. Teaching and nurturing the whole child means developing a lifelong appreciation of physical health and activity.
Our athletes are challenged to perform the best that they can and with integrity, and to build team community through support, communication, and encouragement. We believe fair play and sportsmanship is crucial to healthy competition. While we want to foster the work that leads to a sense of accomplishment, we also want our student-athletes to learn to aspire without fear of failure and to learn to grow from disappointment.
Every student is encouraged to participate in an interscholastic sport, whether they bring years of experience on a travel club team or are new to organized sports.