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O'Connell College Preparatory School competes as a Class 2A member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), the largest private school association in the state. O'Connell successfully competes with programs in the private & public sector across the state, and has won numerous district and state championships across multiple sports.
At O'Connell College Preparatory School. the goal of our athletic program is to train and develop students’ minds, hearts, souls, and bodies. We are fulfilling that goal by training students to live responsible and successful lives based on Christian values. OCPS believes quality education includes the opportunity to participate in athletic programs. The athletic program is a voluntary privilege that requires an investment of considerable time outside the school day. Students are expected to represent OCPS as a part of the Christian community with exemplary behavior wherever they go (Philippians 1:27). It is vital that each student involved with the athletic program realizes that no matter how formidable the opposition, the team competes to win. Every athlete should strive to be first (1 Corinthians 9:24). However, the student must know there is no shame or disgrace to the team that plays its best and is behind at the end of the contest. Winning is not the guiding principle. It is how well the team or individual competes and how they compete.
The strength of athletics lies in its ability to develop character traits such as cooperation, determination, perseverance, self-control, discipline of emotion, sportsmanship, humility, commitment, and maturity. These traits are fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22). Therefore, athletics is valuable to the Christian community and the Christian school. OCPS is committed to training and developing our students for Christian service and leadership. Athletics is not the whole answer to character development at our school; it is but one building block of many designed for Christian character development of the student at OCPS.
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