The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.
Part of the Inter-Academic League and home to the oldest schoolboy rivalry in the country, the Penn Charter Quakers have won countless championships and many graduates go on to play their sport in college, and some professionally.
Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks. All athletic teams at Penn Charter strive to provide quality instruction to student-athletes and to develop the core values that stem from our beliefs and practices as a Quaker institution.
Congratulations to Sally Foley and Akeel Blake on their Inter-Ac Athletic Directors Awards!
Each year, athletic directors from the Inter-Academic League award two seniors from each school their recognition of the student's significant accomplishments as an athlete, a teammate, a leader and as a student.
Penn Charter provides student-athletes with resources to match their talents. On 47 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:
- Three grass playing fields
- Three synthetic turf fields
- One all-weather, eight-lane track
- Seven tennis courts
- Ten squash courts
- Four basketball courts
- One swimming pool
PC has four buildings designated for athletics:
- Graham Athletics Center — with the Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance —
- Kline & Specter Squash Center
- Ray Dooney Field House
- and the Old Gym and Wrestling Room