Sports Offerings at Brooklyn Friends
Brooklyn Friends School enjoys a long and successful sports tradition and an active athletics program with a high rate of student participation. Sports at Brooklyn Friends include cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, indoor track, baseball, softball, and outdoor track.
We encourage everyone to get involved and join a team. BFS Athletics is proud to teach life skills using education-based athletics.
Our philosophy at the Middle School level is that everyone who wants to play should have a chance to play. Fifth and sixth graders learn and practice sports together in the AM Sports program, and seventh and eighth graders participate in interscholastic team sports with other New York independent schools.
The Upper School offers varsity and junior varsity levels of play in the New York City independent school leagues (Athletic Conference of Independent Schools and Boys/Girls Independent School Athletic League). Our teams have won numerous league titles and championships, and soccer and volleyball teams have qualified for state competitions. Our basketball teams have won league titles as well as a state championship.
At all levels, our athletic program stresses the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, self-esteem and school pride. The section below lists the school’s interscholastic teams by season, with links to the team schedules. Also below are the starting dates for practices.
8/22/16 – Upper School Fall Athletes begin practicing
8/29/16 – Middle School Fall Athletes begin practicing
11/1/16 – Upper School Winter Athletes begin practicing
11/9/16 – Middle School Winter Athletes begin practicing
2/27/17 – Upper & Middle School Spring Athletes begin practicing