Santa Fe Prep has a long and distinguished athletic history. The young men and women who attend Prep learn a great deal about themselves through their athletic participation. Prep values the athletic experience and the benefits it produces from our students. The concepts of team work, unselfishness, hard work toward a common goal, and perseverance are invaluable lessons that our graduates carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Prep’s coaches are experienced, and most importantly, they love to coach. Athletics is an extension of the classroom, and our coaches are also teachers on the athletic fields. They prepare student-athletes on their teams for the difficulties and hardships they will face in a season, providing them with the guidance and preparation they will need to succeed.
Prep coaches have a tremendous ability to make the average athlete better, and the better athlete greater. The reason for this is simple: our coaches spend the extra time with our athletes before and after practice. Prep produces Division I-III athletes, and we are just as proud of our athletes who will never play on a team after Prep.
Prep has nineteen varsity athletic teams and participates in over 300 contests; we create plenty of opportunities to explore a variety of athletic challenges. Many of our students will participate in sports that have never been play before and succeed at them. They come to Prep with little or no experience in a sport, and by the time they graduate, they may have earned All-Conference honors.
Middle School Athletics
MS students are encouraged to play on age appropriate teams. Although eighth graders are eligible for HS sports, the time required and psychological demands can sometimes put the student at risk academically and emotionally. MS sports are structured with this in mind. In addition, the benefits of playing with their peers on a MS level team offers a chance for proper skill development, leadership opportunities, bonding with teammates, developing cohesive athletic synergy, reducing the risk of injury.
One must understand that the maturity and ability level of most MS students necessitates waiting to play HS sports until the ninth grade. Due to our small school size and the quality of our student body, we are fortunate however to have a number of MS students who contribute to our junior varsity and C teams. Most of our sub-varsity HS sports have spots open for 8th graders and the coaches are willing to make some concessions of varying degrees to include them on the team. Although playing on a HS team is a significant commitment, under the right circumstances, it can offer some very rewarding experiences. It is rare however that an eighth grader is able to play and compete at the varsity level as they must have the right combination of characteristics to be successful. This includes academic fortitude, physical and emotional maturity and the psychological skills necessary to handle the demands. While taking into account all of the above factors, the Athletic Department reserves the right to place students at the appropriate level as our aim is to find the best fit for everyone involved.
If you have any questions concerning Prep or our athletic programs, please contact Athletic Director Todd Kurth.
Varsity and Junior Varsity Interscholastic Programs
Boys & Girls Soccer
Boys & Girls Cross Country
Boys & Girls Basketball
Boys & Girls Swimming
Boys & Girls Diving
Boys & Girls Tennis
Boys & Girls Track and Field
Boys & Girls Lacrosse
Middle School Interscholastic Programs
Boys & Girls Basketball
Boys & Girls Lacrosse (SFYL)