Athletics

The mission of athletics at Philip's Academy Charter School is to provide a competitive athletic environment while promoting and embodying the ideals of teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work and self-discipline. The athletic program is designed to provide wholesome opportunities and experiences that will enable our students to develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. Participation in the athletic program teaches our students the importance of commitment, the satisfaction of selfless teamwork, the lessons learned in victory and defeat, and the joy of competition. In the spirit of healthy competition, our athletes at all levels are expected to strive to win, as a winning tradition is one measurement of success and can invigorate an entire community.

We offer two sports teams for our upper school students: Boys and Girls Basketball. Basketball is the only extramural sport offered but we are always looking for opportunities to expand our program to other sports such as soccer, lacrosse, and track and field. The Upper School intramural program is offered 9th period, Tuesdays and Thursdays, which provides an opportunity for upper school students (5-8 grades) to participate in a varied, competitive environment.

All student athletes are expected to maintain academic standards. Coaches work with parents and teachers to ensure that our student-athletes are achieving their best. Our academic excellence is well-established and our athletic program reflects the academic goals of growth, character, and excellence.

We recognize that success is not exclusively a function of winning and our student-athletes working toward team goals, conducting themselves with honor, integrity, and sportsmanship at all times is the cornerstone of our athletic philosophy. It is a philosophy and approach that complements the educational process, mission, and overall environment of Philip's Academy Charter School.

Coaches,
Austin Drakes
Shafiyah Sykes

Philip's Academy Charter School

342 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
973-624-0644 (tel) | 973-624-0102 (fax)

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