- Program Overview
Athletics at Horace Mann are a natural outgrowth of the Physical
Education program. While the School has been fortunate to enjoy
successes for both teams and individuals, the intended purpose of the
program is to teach and endorse long-term physical and mental health.
Students learn to collaborate, compete, set goals, and abide by the
rules of fair play.
Preparation for team sports begins in the upper elementary years, where
physical education classes include units with a variety of specific
sport-based skills. Team sport competition is introduced at the Middle
Division during seventh grade. Students who are not on teams continue in
the required Physical Education program that includes an intramural
segment in the third rotation every trimester.
In the Middle Division there are twelve teams offered for boys
and fourteen teams for girls. In the course of the last five years,
three sports (Cross-Country, Water Polo and Track and Field) have been
added to the Middle Division athletic program to meet student demand.
There is an average of fifty percent student participation on team
sports for seventh and eighth graders. There is an average of one coach
per team. Middle Division teams practice during the school day and
their local competitions are held after the academic day.
In the Upper Division, the Athletic Department offers approximately
thirteen Junior Varsity teams for both boys and girls. At the Varsity
level, the Athletic Department offers eighteen teams for boys and
eighteen teams for girls. Two Varsity sports (Skiing and Crew) were
recently added for both boys and girls in response to student demand.
In recent years, between forty-four and seventy-three percent of all
Upper Division students have participated in at least one team sport.
Twenty-six percent of the student body competes on two or more teams a
year. There is a minimum of two coaching positions per team and all
coaches are annually certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED - Adult
plus Child and Infant CPR. Teams compete locally and regionally. Read more
- Ivy Preparatory School League
Horace Mann School is a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League
(IVY). The league was established to encourage member schools to improve
their extra-curricular program in the area of athletics. The value of
league membership is derived from arranging of schedules, equalizing
competition, conducting league meets, sport championships and generally
up-grading the athletic program by adhering to league standards and
goals. Membership implies abiding by league schedule, by-laws, rules and
regulations. The following schools are members of the Ivy League.
School, Dalton School, Ethical Cultural Fieldston School, Hackley
School, Horace Mann School, Poly Prep Country Day School, Trinity
School, Riverdale Country School. Read more
Horace Mann School is a member in good standing of the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association (NYSAISAA) that serves as the authority in the supervision and guidance of the interscholastic athletic activities of the member schools in the state.
As a member of the NYSAISAA, Horace Mann School elects to abide by the Commissioners Regulation as it pertains to athletics in order to compete with member schools in the NYSPHSAA, CHSAA, and PSAL and agrees to abide by all the state by-laws, rules and regulations.
2013-14 Sports Standards Read more
(Available June 1)
- Sportsmanship Statement
Ivy Preparatory School League promotes good sportsmanship by
student-athletes, coaches and fans. We ask all spectators to respect
the efforts of the players, coaches and officials by cheering in a
positive manner for their respective teams. At no time should
spectators speak to participants, coaches or officials during an
athletic event. Profanity, racial or ethnic slurs, personal insults,
fighting or other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and are
grounds for removal from the site of competition. In addition, the use
of noisemakers is not permitted. Games should be competitive but, above
all, fun and friendly for everyone. Read more