Our athletic philosophy
At Friends School of Baltimore, we regard our athletic program as an essential part of our curriculum and an important element of our students’ education. We believe that our students benefit from experiencing the challenges and joys of athletic competition and that the learning experiences provided by athletics are unique and important to a child’s development.
Athletics at Friends allows each participant to excel at her or his own level and to reach his or her potential while also committing, alongside teammates, to the vigorous pursuit of common goals. Our athletic program embodies and reinforces the core values of Friends School — simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship — and develops in our student-athletes the critical qualities of resilience, collaboration, sportsmanship, teamwork, communication and leadership.
Through our athletic program, we seek to inspire a lifelong love of sports and a physically active lifestyle. Our goals and our values demand that students and coaches treat each other, officials, and opposing players, coaches and fans with respect, dignity and sportsmanship at all times, and hold themselves to a high level of personal conduct and commitment to the team.