Agathos Athletics exists to help fulfill the mission of the school: The mission of Agathos Classical School is to use the tools of classical education to assist Christian parents in teaching and training their children to the glory of God.
Agathos Athletics helps to fulfill the mission of the school by teaching the Christian way of competing and the Christian way of life as expressed through our three core values in athletics:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control. Against such things there is no law.” Gal 5:22-23
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Rom 5:3-4
“Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules.” II Tim 2:5
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” I Cor 16:13
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Col 3:23
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it a slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” I Cor 9:24-27
“He who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.” Prov 10:5
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Prov 27:17
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers… let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” I John 3:16, 18
“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” I John 4:11
Agathos Classical School acknowledges the following order of priorities in our school:
When this order is followed, it gives student-athletes the opportunity to be balanced spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Athletics, rightly understood as an integral part of education, compliments our greater mission at Agathos. Lessons of commitment, teamwork and overcoming adversity are advanced on the courts and fields of competition. It is in the midst of “running to win the prize” that our student-athletes experience great life lessons. These lessons go beyond the x’s and o’s and into the heart of each one as they develop a love for Christ and service to those around them.
Along the way, our programs also provide wonderful opportunities to strengthen the larger community of Agathos. Relationships built on the sidelines provide cohesiveness among our parents as they support their children. Your enthusiastic participation is important as we continue to seek to honor God through our athletic program.