BFS
 

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. Athletics builds community and belonging through the engagement and collaboration of students, families, colleagues, and alumni. Athletic participation helps our students build confidence, deepen the connection of friendships, foster lifelong skills, and experience the joy that comes with working with peers to set and achieve goals together. Our student-athletes learn the pursuit of excellence through teamwork, the practice of ethical and responsible behavior in and out of the gym/on and off the field of play, and the development of sportspersonship and leadership skills.  Go Panthers!

Sports by Season

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

Boys Varsity Cross Country

Boys Cross Country (Grades 7-8)

Girls Varsity Cross Country

Girls Cross Country (Grades 7-8)

Boys Varsity Soccer

Boys Soccer (Grades 7-8)

Girls Varsity Soccer

Girls Soccer (Grades 7-8)

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Girls JV Volleyball

Girls Volleyball (Grades 7-8)

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

Boys Varsity Basketball

Boys JV Basketball

Girls Varsity Basketball

Girls JV Basketball – To Be Determined

Girls Basketball (Grades 7-8)

Boys Basketball (Grades 7-8)

Boys Varsity Indoor Track

Boys Indoor Track (Grades 7-8)

Girls Varsity Indoor Track

Girls Indoor Track (Grades 7-8)

Girls Varsity Swimming

Girls Swimming (Grades 7-8)

Boys Varsity Swimming

Boys Swimming (Grades 7-8)

Girls Varsity Squash

Girls Squash (Grades 7-8)

Boys Varsity Squash

Boys Squash (Grades 7-8)

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

Boys Varsity Baseball

Boys Baseball (Grades 7-8)

Girls Varsity Softball

Girls Softball (Grades 7-8)

Boys Varsity Track

Boys Track (Grades 7-8)

Girls Varsity Track

Girls Track (Grades 7-8)

Boys Varsity Volleyball

Athletics Schedule

Visit BFSAthletics.org to view our athletics schedules.

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.