Everyone can be an athlete. Some students just don’t know it (yet).
Cair Paravel does not consider athletics to be EXTRA-curricular. Instead athletics are CO-curricular. We believe that God uses everything, including athletics, in our lives for His purpose, and we are commanded to “do everything as unto the Lord.” (Colossians 3:23).
Athletics is a great example of the Classical model in action. In the Grammar Stage, athletes learn about the equipment and memorize the rules. In the Logic Stage, they keep the rules in mind and begin to use the equipment to practice and train their bodies. Eventually they reach the final stage where they participate in competition and strive to perform the things they have learned to the best of their abilities. Furthermore, a vibrant athletic program provides discipleship opportunities that cannot be found in the classroom.
77% of students in grades 6-12 participated in at least one sport last year. Of those students, 50% participated in more than one sport.
Many of our finest athletes never considered themselves to be athletes before becoming students at Cair Paravel. Or maybe they thought there were only a “soccer player” and came to CPLS and discovered that they were a whole lot more. Cair Paravel is a school where an athlete can play several different sports and still sing in the school musical and still participate in Scholars Bowl.