The goal of the athletics program is to foster the students’ enjoyment of competitive sports through teaching sportsmanship, individual skills, and understanding of rules and team strategies. 
Most teams compete in interscholastic games or meets.  In general, athletics at the 5th/6th grade level stresses teamwork, participation and fundamental skill development. The 7th/8th grade program is significantly more competitive and physically rigorous, but fundamental skills are still the primary goal. 
Practices and games are held at various athletic venues throughout NYC.  Team schedules will be available on the website. In addition, our Sportsline (646-438-8550 ext. 2733) is updated daily to include the day’s athletic events.  Please note that games and practices are occasionally played on non-designated days.  We do occasionally have morning practices.
Please be aware of the following dismissal procedures:
  • All pick-ups take place at 168 West 79th Street.
  • Transportation is provided to and from off-campus practices and games.
  • Of course, you are welcome to take your child home after a game or meet. If you would like your child to go home with someone other than yourself from an athletic event, please email the athletic director.
  • Students without a parent present must return to 79th street for dismissal.
We will provide a snack for the players in the program; outside food is not permitted in the building.  
We look forward to seeing you at the games!
Director of Physical Education and Athletics
Sportsline: (646) 438-8550 ext. 2733
Phone: (646) 438-8550 ext. 2157

Athletics News

List of 2 news stories.

  • The new RSS Athletics Mascot - Go Lions!

    RSS Athletics Unveils New Lion Mascot

    Using the last spring's winning student mascot submission, RSS worked with a graphic design firm this summer to refine the design into a formidable mascot that RSS students will be proud to wear as a representation of our athletics program.
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  • Fifth Grader Wins RSS Athletics Mascot Contest

    The Rodeph Sholom School Athletics program is fierce; with 6 team sports offered each school year, multiple championships won across age groups and a formidable undefeated girls’ basketball team, RSS’s athletes excel both in skill and in teamwork. Since the program’s beginning in 2001, Athletics Director Brendan Oswald has been searching for the perfect mascot to exemplify the dedication, spirit and tenacity of our student athletes. This year, he turned to the students themselves to redesign this important part of our school’s culture.

    In March, RSS’s Student Council President Jay R.‘16 announced an open competition for any student in 4th through 8th Grade to submit original drawings of a new athletics mascot; alumni were also invited to participate. Today, Rodeph Sholom School is thrilled to announce the winner of the RSS Athletics Mascot competition - fifth grader, Aidan G.! 
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