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Penn Charter Boys Soccer Team Huddles Before a Game
Penn Charter Football Celebrates Win over GA
Penn Charter Crowd Cheering on PCGA Day 2017
Penn Charter Softball Player at Bat
Penn Charter Field Hockey from Goal
Penn Charter Track and Field Hurdles in Meet
Penn Charter Boys Soccer Team vs FCS
Penn Charter Girls Cross Country Runner on Track
Penn Charter Boys Crew Double 2018
Penn Charter Softball Team Celebrates Win
Penn Charter Girls Lacrosse vs Friends Central
Penn Charter Baseball 2018 vs Germantown Academy
Penn Charter Boys Water Polo Match
Penn Charter Boys Baseball 2018
Penn Charter Boys Squash 2018
Penn Charter Girls Basketball vs GA 2018
Penn Charter Girls Lacrosse vs. Agnes Irwin 2018
Penn Charter Boys Lacrosse Game 2018
Penn Charter Football vs Germantown Academy 2017
Penn Charter Girls Soccer Team Huddles for PCGA Day 2017
Penn Charter Girls Swimming 2018 Race
Penn Charter Hurdles Track and Field 2018
Penn Charter Boys Crew Team on the Schuylkill River

Athletics

Penn Charter's Return to Athletics Conditioning and Team Skills Program

The Inter-Academic Athletic League is developing schedules to make it possible for athletes to compete later in this school year. And, to prepare for that opportunity, Penn Charter will offer the conditioning sessions, followed by team skill development and conditioning sessions beginning Sept. 21. Review the Athletics Health and Safety Plan and the announcement for details. 
 

Inter-Ac Statement, August 26 

The members of the Inter-Academic Athletics League continue to focus on plans for the 2020-21 academic year with the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and their communities the primary concern. In response to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Directors of Athletics and Heads of School have been meeting diligently to address opening our schools safely, as well as the safety and well-being of our communities. Athletics engagement is an important part of the experience for many of our students, and member institutions remain committed to this experience. However, the Heads of School and Directors of Athletics have unanimously decided to suspend any inter-scholastic competition through December 31, 2020. This decision was made given the unprecedented health concerns we face in our community and in consideration with Gov. Wolf’s strong recommendation, as well as updated policy recommendations from CHOP PolicyLab

Additionally, member schools may maintain conditioning, skill development and sport practices from September 14 through November 20 in accordance with Gov. Wolf’s guidelines and CHOP PolicyLab requirements. At Penn Charter, we are working with strength & conditioning staff and coaches to develop a fall athletics experience so athletes can improve their physical conditioning and skills, as well as maintain team engagement, even if only virtually. Any athletic engagement will begin and proceed slowly and with an abundance of caution.

Should conditions permit, the League intends to hold three 7 week seasons for our student-athletes in the new year. Traditional fall, winter and spring sports may be moved due to health concerns, facility availability or weather conditions. Additional information regarding these seasons will be available shortly. 

The Inter-Academic Athletic League members are deeply aware of the importance of athletics to our student-athletes and communities. This difficult decision was not made lightly, and every effort was made to maintain our fall athletic season. We are deeply saddened that this was not possible.

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.

Learn about plans for a new Athletics and Wellness Center.

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.

Watch the video of all award winners

Penn Charter 19-20 InterAc Directors Award Winners Congratulations Sally Foley and Akeel Blake

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

See where everything is located on our Campus Map.

Watch Legacy, a celebration of football's 700th win.

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