PDS Athletics Philosophy & Mission
Philosophy & Mission
The PDS athletic program develops and supports the mission, vision and values of the school, providing opportunities for students to develop as athletes and establish a commitment to lifelong physical well-being and athletic involvement.
Athletics and team membership help students find and pursue their personal best and develop the life skills of fair play, grace under pressure, leadership and teamwork. Team membership means participation, collaboration, commitment and respect for shared goals. At PDS it is the specific aspiration of all coaches to help student athletes develop these life skills and a love of the game that will help guide them beyond their years as school team players. Every student, regardless of athletic ability, can grow and benefit through participation in interscholastic athletics.
Interscholastic offerings at PDS include varsity boys and girls soccer, basketball and cross country, baseball, softball and co-ed Ultimate Frisbee. All teams are members of the Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL) and the Western New England Preparatory School Athletic Association (WNEPSAA). Through these associations each team is eligible for post-season tournament play as well as inclusion in All-Stars.