Athletics play a very prominent and very significant role in campus life. Isidore Newman School competes interscholastically at the varsity, junior varsity, freshman, and middle school levels. The Newman Athletic Department provides opportunities for students to enrich their Upper School and Middle School experiences through comprehensive, competitive, positive, and challenging experiences whereby our student-athletes develop an appreciation for such attributes as commitment, integrity, loyalty, and responsibility. Furthermore, our student athletes are encouraged to achieve excellence in competition and individual development, gaining discipline, physical fitness, learning respect, teamwork and leadership skills in the process. Consistent participation will afford students the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and apply them to new situations. Thus, in a broader scope, our programs are designed to encourage students to become lifelong learners and positive citizens within our society.
The primary goal of the Athletic Department at Newman is to support the school’s Statement of Purpose of valuing each individual and developing the whole person. This is accomplished by providing students with opportunities for interscholastic athletic participation and competition. Isidore Newman School encourages a highly competitive attitude within the athletic program and takes great pride in winning; however, competing with character is of utmost importance. We discourage any and all pressures that lead to poor sportsmanship and words or actions that would bring dishonor to any individual, team, or school. An additional emphasis of the Athletic Department is to produce a championship culture which means creating an environment of shared beliefs and values.