The School District of Philadelphia’s Division of Athletics, with its long and storied tradition of success in the Philadelphia Public League, operates with the commitment to educate our student-athletes on the importance of values and team work. As a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Philadelphia Public League (PPL), we look to give our student-athletes the best possible experience during their years in our schools. Athletics are a privilege at all District schools and we emphasize the role of the student before the athlete.
Our coaching staff consists of dedicated men and women who serve as outstanding role models for our student-athletes. These coaches understand that besides competing to win, their role as a coach includes development of character, development as a player, and sportsmanship on all levels. The athletic philosophy at The School District of Philadelphia is no different from our academic philosophy – the playing fields are an extension of the classroom.
The student-athletes at our member schools understand they represent not just themselves and their family, but the entire school community when they put on their uniform. How they conduct themselves on and off the field is important to their overall well-being and attitude towards success.