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The Interscholastic Athletic program is an integral component of our student’s overall experience at Girard College. Opportunities for personal growth and achievement are rich in the area of athletics. The Athletic Department’s goal is to not only provide a variety of athletic programming and experiences, but to also help each student-athlete reach a high level of success defined by his/her own continued pursuit of excellence. Membership on any of our athletic teams is a privilege of all students and not a right; high standards are set for the Girard College student-athlete. They are given the opportunities to develop strong leadership skills, self esteem, cooperation and team work, values, coping skills, sportsmanship, as well as a better overall fitness while being well instructed and motivated to strive for excellence in their chosen sport.
Lessons learned in sports - on the playing fields, working alone or as part of a team, in games and practices, when we win and when we lose - are as important as academic lessons and stick with our students for years to come.