Athletics

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Home of the Westmark Lions, the Athletics Department offers a dynamic co-curricular program of fall, winter, and spring competitive sports for Lower (Grade 5), Middle (Grades 6–8), and Upper School (Grades 9–12) students.

The sports offered each season are determined by student interest. An impressive 68% of Westmark School's student body participate in at least one sport, while 23% participate in multiple sports. Our no-cut program is grounded in the goal of creating a positive experience where student-athletes learn to be their best, accept responsibility, put team first, and exhibit good sportsmanship at all times.

Our Westmark Lions improve their physical fitness, develop healthy lifestyles, and practice teamwork, commitment, determination, integrity, and confidence.

Each team is based upon the idea of the “ELM Tree of Mastery”—a concept popularized by the Positive Coaching Alliance, which places value on effort, learning, and mistakes as key to athletic and social-emotional success. Participating in athletics promotes neuroplasticity, which has a direct impact on classroom performance. In keeping with the School’s mission, the Athletics Department encourages students to discover and celebrate their strengths while building social and physical skills that will prepare them for life after Westmark.

Craig Schoof
Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Wellness


Lion Pride

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Schedule and Scoreboard


Teams

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The Athletics Department forms teams based on student interest. Westmark’s league memberships make the School eligible to offer Grades 5–6 Girls Basketball, Grades 5–8 Track and Field, Upper School Girls Basketball, Upper School Baseball, Upper School Track and Field, and Upper School Boys Volleyball. If your child is interested in any of these options, email us today!


Leagues

Westmark’s teams participate in leagues of similarly sized schools in the area:

  • Upper School teams compete in the Omega League, governed by the California Interscholastic Federation–Southern Section. 
  • Middle and Lower School teams compete in the Valley Christian Athletic League. 

Facilities

Westmark School’s campus houses an outdoor Sports Court and Field. The School also provides transportation between Westmark and off-campus facilities for both practices and games.


Honoring Our Lions

Westmark kicks off each school year with an all-school Homecoming festival at which our fall sports teams and our senior athletes and their families are honored. At the end of each season, each team celebrates with an awards ceremony. 

Upper School student-athletes, coaches, parents, and guardians gather at the end of the season to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of the team; award varsity letters; and announce the MVP and Coaches Awards along with All-League selections. In May, the Upper School community celebrates all sports teams, names the Senior Athlete of the Year, and gives special recognition for the seniors who have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to Westmark Athletics.  

The Middle and Lower School teams’ end-of-the-season celebrations allow coaches to recognize all athletes and thank them for their contributions and growth. 

Check out a selection of recent events celebrating Westmark Lions!

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Upper School fall athletes draw cheers from the crowd as they break through banners before the Homecoming game.

Students, parents, and administrators pose on the Westmark School's Sports Field.

Westmark honors fall senior athletes at Homecoming.

Westmark School basketball players stand with their coach and families in front of balloon arch inside a gymnasium.

Senior Night is a highlight of the Upper School Boys Basketball season.

A student stands, pumping fists in the air as crowd claps around them.

Each May, the Upper School Awards Ceremony for Athletics brings students, families, and faculty and staff together to recognize the outstanding achievements of Westmark Lions.

A group of student-athletes posing with award certificates inside a classroom.

At the end of their season, the Grades 7–8 Girls Basketball players and coaches enjoy their Team Celebration, sharing awards, pizza, and cupcakes.


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