Athletic Program Philosophy

Interscholastic athletics at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School is a component of the health and physical education program and, therefore, a significant part of the school's entire educational model.  Athletics should be a broadening experience in which each student athlete will have the opportunity to develop natural talents, gain satisfaction through hard work, fulfill goals and make decisions responsibly.  This value building experience is being offered to all our students.

Participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege, not a right.  Desire, dedication and self-discipline need to be developed in order to ensure the commitment and personal sacrifice required by athletes.  Making such a commitment helps to nurture a sense of self-worth, pride, loyalty and a sense of responsibility to the entire group.  The final outcome is a better individual carrying these values with him or her throughout life.