Greetings from the Athletic Director
Seattle Prep's mission is to "embrace the Ignatian ideals that God may be found in all things, that each person is sacred and that we are created to serve others in community". It is our belief that athletics is a part of the formation of young people and will help your son or daughter become a man or woman for others. That philosophy, the belief in athletics as a tool for developing greatness in our student-athletes, is among the many reasons I was drawn to this community.
My experience in athletic administration began in 2007, and in the years that followed has taken me from large, public high schools, to district leadership roles and into the private, Catholic sector. Along the way I’ve seen the power of athletics and the value it can play in developing leadership traits, teaching sacrifice, teamwork and more. I’ve witnessed how co-curriculars can build community and enhance school culture. And I’ve seen student-athletes grow not only physically, but mentally and spiritually thanks to their time on the field, court, track, course, and in the pool.
Athletics, especially varsity athletics in a tough Metro league, can be challenging. Our student-athletes have to balance an academic workload, community service, family, faith and team commitments. We believe that through this experience, our graduates become better prepared for the life beyond high school. Your son or daughter will also experience failure - often public failure - when they compete. Their response to these failures often shapes the type of people they will become. They will be selfless, compassionate, and determined. As St. Ignatius says, “they will go forth and set the world on fire.”
Sam Reed, Athletic Director