The Mission of the St. Joseph’s Academy Athletic Department is to provide our student-athletes an opportunity to achieve excellence through participation in a quality interscholastic athletic program where the highest standards are set and the highest achievement is expected. We expect to provide our student-athletes with an educationally sound and supportive environment necessary for them to acquire the skill, knowledge, leadership and dedication necessary for success. We expect to provide our student-athletes the opportunity to compete at a high level, promote good sportsmanship and represent St. Joseph’s Academy with honor, dignity and class.Athletics play an important role in the St. Joseph’s Academy community. We believe that the opportunity for participation in interscholastic athletics is a vital part of the student’s educational experience. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the activity, to the school, to the student body, to the community and to the students themselves. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition and how to win and lose gracefully are an integral part of each team in our athletic program.
Athletics play an important role, too, in helping the individual student develop a healthy self-concept as well as a healthy body. Athletic competition adds to our school spirit and helps all students-spectators as well as participants-develop pride in their school. Our primary goal in each athletic endeavor is to win with honor, dignity, and class. However, winning is not our only goal, nor is it the only measure of a successful program. Win or lose, building character, instilling values, developing leaders are the true measures of our success.