Our Strategic Vision

Athletics & Physical Education

Our Athletic Mission

At Brooklyn Friends School, we wholeheartedly believe that there is an athlete inside each and every student that can be brought to light. We are proud that BFS Athletics celebrates an inclusive community, through the engagement and collaboration of students, families, colleagues, and alumni. BFS cultivates an athletics community grounded in strong engagement, camaraderie, and learning in which our students foster lifelong skills and experience the joy of achieving goals with their peers. At BFS, we value the pursuit of excellence through teamwork, the practice of ethical and responsible behavior in and out of the gym, on and off the fields of play, and through the development of sportspersonship and leadership skills. As part of BFS’s mission of belonging, we ensure safety, support and validation for all our student-athletes regardless of race, gender, or sexuality. We proudly encourage all of our students to compete on the team that best affirms their identity and self-expression.

Interscholastic athletics begin in 7th grade and continue through 12th grade at Brooklyn Friends School.

During the 2022-2023 school year, we were thrilled to launch Juniors Panthers, our athletic skill development program for students in 5th and 6th Grades. Learn more about Junior Panthers here.

Sports by Season

Our fall teams are listed below. You can view schedules at 

Varsity Cross Country

Varsity Soccer

Varsity Volleyball (Girls/Non-Binary)

JV Volleyball (Girls/Non-Binary)

MS Cross Country (Grades 7-8)

MS Soccer (Grades 7-8)

MS Volleyball (Girls/Non-Binary)

Our winter teams are listed below. You can view schedules at 

Varsity Basketball

Varsity Indoor Track

Varsity Swimming

JV Basketball


MS Basketball (Grades 7-8)

MS Indoor Track

MS Swimming (Grades 7-8)

Our spring teams are listed below. You can view schedules at 


Varsity Baseball

Varsity Softball

Varsity Track

Varsity Volleyball (Boys/Non-Binary)


MS Baseball (Grades 7-8)

MS Softball (Grades 7-8)

MS Track (Grades 7-8)

Athletics Schedule

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Physical Education

Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity

Our Physical Education (PE) curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. Our program helps students develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies, and compositional ideas to perform successfully. In PE, students think about what they are doing, analyze the situation, and make decisions. They also reflect on their performance and find ways to improve.

Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps students make informed choices about lifelong physical activity and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Our Physical Education program has five commitments to Brooklyn Friends School families.

  • We want every child to grow into a competent and confident mover.
  • We want children and young people to be able to move effectively in a wide range of activities.
  • We want all young people to be empowered with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to enjoy health promoting physical activity for the rest of their adult lives.
  • We recognize all young people’s abilities and provide a meaningful and enjoyable learning environment to support and meet their needs.

We refute concepts of ‘natural athleticism,’ and we strive to allow each and every student to nurture the athlete within.

The Curriculum

We collect self-assessed information from each student to build holistic ‘learner profiles.’ With this information we create a bespoke, broad and balanced curriculum whereby learners can meet their specific needs through a variety of activities.