Athletic Conference Affiliation

Athletics Philosophy

We believe

Competitive athletics and physical education are central to the development of leadership and teamwork as well as self-confidence and respect for others. Our students are participants rather than simply spectators. Casady provides healthy and competitive opportunities that are critical to developing an appreciation for wellness and fitness in each student.

Athletics Philosophy and Purpose

Promoting daily physical activity and healthy habits among students is a core component of Casady’s mission. Casady’s Physical Education (PE) curriculum is taught in grades 1-6 in a progressive sequence to promote a lifetime of wellness and healthy habits, foster healthy team relationships, teach good sportsmanship, and prepare student-athletes to win while teaching life lessons through physical activity and sports. Basic principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance are taught and woven into the curriculum throughout each division. The goal is to provide a comfortable place to participate, explore, and have fun with classmates through movement, key motor skills, and cooperative games. A high value is placed on creating an inviting environment for safe and respectful play.

The positive values associated with being part of a team and representing Casady prompt growth and self-discovery. Students in grades 7-12 have the option to choose from 21 different sports that are offered during three seasons for the academic year. Every Upper Division student has the opportunity to participate in competitive athletics on either varsity, junior varsity, or freshmen teams.
Casady Athletics are an integral part of the School’s educational programs and follow this philosophy:
  • Teach student-athletes how to be members of a team and work toward a common goal.
  • Instill in student-athletes the principles of good sportsmanship to help them develop ethical behavior on and off the field.
  • Help student-athletes learn to overcome obstacles and build resiliency while dealing with adversity.
  • Teach student-athletes how to accept guidance and criticism from game officials and coaches.
  • Help to further develop student-athletes as leaders on and off the field.
  • Cultivate a positive attitude towards healthy living and lifelong fitness.
  • Provide physical training and an outlet for student-athletes.
  • Provide healthy competition.

Athletic Department Goals
  • Focus on preparing student-athletes to be competitive and teach life lessons through sports.
  • Build and foster healthy team relationships while promoting good sportsmanship.
  • Provide an environment where student-athletes develop a growth mindset and build character, integrity, and leadership.
  • Teach student-athletes to persevere through adversity and compete with dignity and respect for others.
  • Teach fundamentals and techniques of each sport in a planned, progressive sequence.
  • Promote a lifetime of wellness that encourages student-athletes to develop healthy habits.
  • Ensure proper safety policies and procedures are in place to safeguard students and student-athletes.
  • Emphasize participation, encouraging student-athletes to play multiple sports.
  • Provide up-to-date and well-maintained facilities and equipment.
  • Hire, guide, supervise, and counsel quality coaches.
  • Provide easily accessible sports information, responsible scheduling guidelines, and on-time communication to our student-athletes and parents.

In their words...

"I love the history and tradition of playing in the SPC. Traveling on the team bus to Dallas and Houston on a somewhat regular basis to compete against out-of-state schools is the basis for some of my fondest memories from my time at Casady. That said, I would imagine playing in the OSSAA would bring a whole host of benefits, including likely more competitive matchups, skill-wise. Along those lines, it would likely serve Casady well to develop and foster competitive relationships with other Oklahoma schools. While I loved competing in the SPC, I believe it would be in the School’s best interest to transition into OSSAA competition."  -Casady Alum
“While the SPC has historically been a great conference for Casady to participate with, I would love for my child to grow into an athletic program that allows them to play local teams, that allows us to participate in our local community, that allows our extended family to better attend games, etc. I think it is the right move for our community at this point in time.” -Casady Family
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Casady School is a PreK-12, independent, college preparatory Episcopal day school committed to deeper-level learning. Casady School welcomes a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs generally accorded or made available to students at the School.