IACS believes that athletics and physical activity are an integral part of a student’s education and believes that they should provide the same opportunities for instruction, participation, growth, and success as any other opportunity offered by the school. The Athletic Department’s goal is to assist students in taking responsibility for their own activity, fitness, and health and to prepare them to be physically active, and healthy throughout their adult life. The program at all levels emphasizes the guiding principles of Self–Direction, Community Membership, Effective Communication, Problem Solving, Safety, and Respect.
Athletics and physical activities at IACS enhance the academic experience by fostering respectful relationships between students and the school community at large. Athletics at IACS enhance the physical as well as emotional well-being of an individual and teach the value of discipline, hard work, and sportsmanship. Students are encouraged to compete and participate at the highest level of their ability. Accordingly, IACS provides competition and activities for all students at a variety of levels.