Our Athletic's Mission

Tate’s School is committed to excellence in athletics as part of a larger commitment to excellence in education. The guiding principle of our participation in elementary and junior varsity athletics is our belief in the educational value for our students. 

Tate’s School values the lessons that can be taught by athletic participation: the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, responsible behavior on the field or court, embracing self-discipline & leadership, and displaying strength of character and sportsmanship – respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgment of defeat with grace. All of these lessons will lead students to better and healthier lives. 

Athletics also plays an important role in building community through the engagement of students, faculty, parents, and alumni. Athletic teams have the potential to generate unique excitement across the campus and the community, build school loyalty in a healthy manner, and give our school community members another reason to be proud to represent Tate’s School.

Our mission also requires that Tate’s athletes be students first, held to the same high academic standards as all students. The mission of the athletics program ultimately is that of Tate’s School itself: “…to promote academic excellence, assist in their intellectual development, and mentor them in their moral evolution to the point that they are capable of becoming successful, productive, accountable young men and women of sound character and reputation.”

Athletic Handbook  (NOTE: Physical forms included in handbook)