Sports properly conducted form fierce competitors who are gracious victors and noble losers. They develop tenacity and courage in the face of adversity, as well as respect for individuals and for the common good. When done well, not only do sports develop the body, but they also convey a healthy esteem and reverence for the body and for the necessary interaction of body, mind, and well. Sports knowledge, physical prowess, and virtue together yield a healthy life on and off the court.
Our goal is to use athletics to that end, that is, toward the promotion of human flourishing – being all one is intended to be – so that our students are compassionate, respectful, responsible, trustworthy, and courageous, living happy lives as they find their place in this work.
I am a LION.
I am strong and noble.
I am endowed with and value.
I respect my opponents on and off the field of play.
I place hard to win with valor and honor.
I lose with dignity and grace.
As a school committed to the growth of its students in mind, body, and heart, as well as to the student’s understanding of self and his/her relationship to others in the community, Millennium Charter Academy’s’ athletic program is a natural and necessary outgrowth of the school’s philosophy and understanding of humanity. Furthermore, MCA student-athletes are to be fierce competitors with first-class sportsmanship. MCA is committed to excellence in athletics as part of a larger commitment to excellence in education.
The Athletic Department is dedicated to providing opportunities that enhance the intellectual, physical, social, and moral development of the student-athlete, conducting all activities in accordance with good sportsmanship and ethical conduct, specifically the principles of MCA’s Expectations and Habits. While safeguarding their physical welfare, MCA provides Upper School student-athletes with enriching opportunities to develop their athletic abilities to full potential through local, conference, and state- level competition. MCA athletics also promote high academic standards, teamwork, self-discipline, and leadership development.