“Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.” – Pope Pius XII
At PMA, our mission is to inspire and fortify the whole child: cognitively, emotionally, and physically. Athletics are an important part of that mix, fostering not only physical benefits, but emotional, mental, and interpersonal ones as well. We believe athletics free the spirit, foster collaborative focus and striving, and help to develop a strong and purposeful character.
Our programs have been designed to offer these benefits in a caring, fun, and safe environment to all of our students. Enlightening Hearts and Minds is our school goal, and athletics help to achieve that purpose while encouraging children to discover and develop God’s generous gifts. Our campus includes a turf athletic field and the 36,000 square foot Thompson Center for Athletics and Performing Arts.
Our athletes compete in different local leagues. Grades 6-8 are part of the Tri-County Athletics League for soccer, cross country, basketball, lacrosse, and cheer. Our younger basketball players and cheerleaders compete in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). We host many local town teams that are invited to play against our competitive athletes. Come check out our championship banners hanging in the Thompson Center!