Since Nancy D. Hawk founded Mason Prep, the school has focused on the best interest of each child. Faculty, staff, and coaches strive to develop the whole child. The athletic program plays a significant part in this development.
Each person in the athletic program is dedicated to the specific growth of each student who participates in one of the many opportunities offered. Beyond developing basic fundamental skills, the program is designed to build onto these skills at appropriate age levels. Fundamental skills and strategies in several sports can be mastered throughout the eight years at Mason Prep. Each athlete who perseveres through the middle school years can make an easy transition to high school sports, finding notable success on the junior varsity or varsity levels of basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, or track.
While athletic skills build, athletes also learn the meaning of hard work, integrity, responsibility, commitment, and sportsmanship-critically important traits for each athlete to take to the next level of sport or adulthood.
Developmental teams for golf, volleyball, basketball and tennis are offered before students enter a competitive arena. Rather than a win/loss record, each individual's performance to his best ability is the Mason Prep measure of success.
Summer 2013 Camp Information
Once again, Mason Prep will offer a variety of sports camps during the summer of 2013. Please see the camp registration form for more details. Camps will be offered in basketball with Coach Wesley Horne, lacrosse with Coach Garret Rosecrans, soccer with Coach Kevin Jackson, and volleyball with Coach Mary Jo Stemple. When registering your child for a camp, please make sure that a current physical form has been completed during the 2012-13 school year or submit one before camp begins.
2012-13 Sports Information
Mason Prep sponsored four volleyball teams during the 2012-13 school year: one junior varsity team for fifth graders, one junior varsity team for sixth and seventh graders, and two varsity teams for seventh and eighth graders. These teams enjoyed successful seasons once again! Information about spring volleyball clinics will be posted when available.
The basketball program will run from mid-October through early February for the competitive teams involving fourth through eighth graders.
Our competitive teams generally involve the fifth through eighth grades, and those teams participate in the Trident Basketball Association. This year, we are fielding one girls' team, which will include grades 4-6. We are fielding boys' teams in fifth grade, sixth and seventh grade (combined - two teams), and eighth grade. We also have two fourth grade boys' teams this year competing at St. Joseph’s Family Life Center; information can be found at the St. Joseph web site.
Mason Prep's developmental basketball program for first, second, and third graders will begin on November 11 and will continue into February.
Mason Prep offered its first lacrosse team in the spring of 2012. We joined Charleston Day School to field a combined U11 boys team in the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department's lacrosse league.
Informational letters about our plans for lacrosse for the 2012-13 school year will be sent home in November or December.
Tennis season takes place in the spring with competitions through the Charleston Tennis Center. An informational letter about spring tennis lessons, practices, and team selection will be sent home in January, and matches will begin in March.