Athletics is one of the best opportunities to teach and experience leadership. Athletic experiences such as conflict resolution, teamwork, overcoming adversity, sportsmanship, self confidence, and various other areas of traditional leadership are stressed on a daily basis. The student-athletes learn the importance of winning and losing with pride and grace. The athletic program is tied directly to the mission of the school and the physical education courses as the importance of lifelong physical fitness as well as health and nutrition are stressed daily in practices and games.
All of our athletic teams compete against other local independent schools and club teams to give them the opportunity to compete at the highest level on the athletic field. Gerstell student-athletes are privileged to practice and play in some of the area’s best facilities including the 70,000 square foot Paterakis Athletic Center and Gerstell Academy “Sportexe” Turf Stadium Complex. The athletic teams and PE classes have the distinct advantage of sport-specific weight and cardio training in the Paterakis Athletic Center Weight Room, which has the most advanced weight training equipment available.