About Pace Athletics
Pace Academy Athletics serves as an extension of our school’s academic program. While we place great value on winning and competing at a high level, we believe that the process and life lessons learned from team sports are of primary importance.
Through sports, our student-athletes develop leadership skills, empathy, sportsmanship and resiliency—character traits that will serve our graduates well beyond their years in a Pace uniform. We encourage our student-athletes to take risks, and we strive to provide them with the tools to be confident in all situations.
The 2016-2017 school year marked a milestone for Pace Athletics—a move from the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) Class AA to Class AAA. Pace is the smallest school in Class AAA, but our student-athletes have excelled. Their success is the result of hard work, outstanding coaching, a commitment to excellence and more than a decade of strategic planning.
We truly embrace and embody the Pace motto, “To have the courage to strive for excellence.” We THINK BIG.
Dr. Troy Baker
Director of Athletics
Physical education in the Lower School develops basic movement skills and athletic fundamentals while encouraging fun. Our curriculum uses a wide variety of skill-based activities to build cardiovascular endurance, muscle development, agility and speed. We also offer an after-school intramural program to fourth- and fifth-grade students.
In Middle School, students may participate in 21 competitive teams, many of which have no-cut policies and practice during the school day as part of physical education. Eighty percent of Upper School students play at least one sport and may choose from 35 competitive teams. Pace competes in the Georgia High School Athletic Association (GHSA) Class AAA’s Region 5.
At all levels, Pace STUDENT-athletes...
- Develop and appreciate the value of hard work, determination and self-discipline
- Learn the importance and benefit of being part of a team
- Learn to compete with good sportsmanship, grace and humility
- Attain the highest level of their athletic ability
- Represent Pace Academy's highest standards
- Learn acceptance for and tolerance of varied contributions and abilities of teammates and opponents