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.
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 School is a competing member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference. Since 1956, Casady School has won over 150 SPC championships. Casady is also a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) and Oklahoma City’s Catholic Grade School Athletic Association (CGSAA) for teams in grades 4–8.

Athletics and Physical Education are an integral part of the School’s educational programs and follow this philosophy:
  • Teach how to be a member of a team and work toward a common goal.
  • Instill the principles of good sportsmanship to help develop ethical behavior on and off the field.
  • Help learn to overcome obstacles and build resilience while dealing with adversity.
  • Teach how to accept guidance and criticism from game officials and coaches.
  • Help further develop 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.

Building the Athletics Core

Casady's Strategic Athletic Plan is built on the five pillars of Character, Sportsmanship, Development, Community Engagement, and Wellness. We are committed to our athletics program and developing all of our students in PreK through 12 to embrace healthy and active lifestyles. Click here to learn more about two of our newest initiatives:
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.