Athletics are a fundamental part of the overall educational experience at Spence. The athletic program strives to teach students physical and mental skills, self-discipline and sportsmanship, while motivating athletes to strive for excellence. The value of participation in sports is broad and life-long, as athletes develop teamwork, organizational skills and leadership skills. Spence student-athletes are a source of pride and unity to the diverse school community. All student-athletes have an important role to play in the critical work of addressing systemic racism in the athletic arenas. Spence student-athletes, coaches and administrators will not shy away from courageous conversations about race and athletics to ensure that all policies, operations and procedures at every level promote an equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment for all. Furthermore, Spence athletics will do more than acknowledge injustice, but will also work to build teamwork and spirit within a diverse environment.To learn more, please visit our Athletics Philosophy.