The Mission of Athletics at Saint John’s High School is to provide an athletic program that helps develop the whole person. Through education and competition, the athletic department will encourage an attitude of discipline, sportsmanship, integrity, leadership, and responsibility. In this way, we strive to develop athletic abilities consistent with our high standards of academic excellence.
The student-athlete experience must complement the educational mission of Saint John’s High School. Our intention is that interscholastic team membership and competition are extensions of the classroom where positive learning opportunities arise.
A positive educational environment provides students with opportunities to grow intellectually, physically, and emotionally. Coaches are role models and teachers who strive to enhance the educational growth of our student through interscholastic athletics. Parents, fans, and students should be partners with coaches and student-athletes in pursuit of appropriate learning goals.
Our coaches are expected to teach proper techniques of their sport, while also building character and preparing our young men to utilize the values they learn will into their adult life.
The teaching of sportsmanship, respect, and class should be an important part of each practice plan.
Finally, Saint John’s realizes that a student’s participation in interscholastic athletics could very well influence the overall quality of a young man’s life. For this reason, Saint John’s is committed to excellence in all phases of the athletic program.