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Mission Statement:

OAPS Athletics is committed to achieving athletic excellence while maintaining the educational objectives of Olney Adventist Preparatory School. We offer a personalized approach to meet each student-athlete's unique skill level and educational needs, emphasizing both team and individual sports development. The program focuses on the holistic development of students, including academic, social, emotional, and physical dimensions, and promotes character-building values such as self-respect, teamwork, resilience, and integrity among all participants. While winning is not the sole focus, OAPS Athletics believes that student-athlete commitment to excellence naturally leads to success.

Vision:

The OAPS Athletics program aims to lead by example in interscholastic athletics, showing that championship-level sports experiences and a dedication to academic excellence can go hand in hand. Both the student-athletes and coaches at OAPS will embrace their role as community leaders, uphold their responsibilities as representatives of the Conference, and consistently uphold the highest ethical standards in their conduct.

Core Values:

The student-athletes, coaches, and staff associated with OAPS Athletics will dedicate themselves to upholding the fundamental principles of:

  • Loyalty

  • Integrity

  • Honesty

  • Respect

  • Work Ethic

  • Leadership

  • Sportsmanship

  • Team Before Self

 
Program Commitment:

The OAPS Athletics program and its coaches fully accept their responsibilities as educators, mentors, and contributors. In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we endeavor to embody a program centered on imparting invaluable life lessons, exemplifying the highest standards of conduct and honesty, and engaging with the community through a genuine sense of duty. As a department, we pledge to serve our students by:

  • Recognizing the importance of and opportunity to develop their leadership skills

  • Providing them with the tools necessary for success

  • Supporting them through positive coaching, mentorship, and appropriate counsel

  • Modeling inclusivity not exclusivity

  • Leading calmly through adversity, thereby revealing the importance of character

  • Emphasizing the importance of good sportsmanship in all scenarios

  • Teaching teamwork and sacrifice are the foundations for success

  • Competing with pride and honor in pursuit of victory

  • Showing them how to win with humility and lose with dignity

 

 


 

 

WHAT PARENTS SAY

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OAPS Parent

My son received an excellent education at Olney Prep which thoroughly prepared him for high school.

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OAPS Parent

We as a family have received teaching from the Bible and have grown in our relationship with Jesus because of the Christian witness and example of the school community.

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OAPS Parent

Olney Prep is a beautiful, Christian environment where your children are loved and valued, and treated as individuals.

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