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Our sports program strengthens students' health and fitness, provides an opportunity to learn discipline as well as leadership, and to function as part of a team. Competition helps to mark individual and team progress and exposes students and our entire school community to other high school students and families within the larger Portland community.

Athletic Director James McCarter
503-654-2200 x211


High School Varsity Sports

Cross Country (boys and girls):

Volleyball (girls):

Basketball (boys and girls)

Track and Field (boys and girls)

Junior Varsity Sports

Volleyball (girls)

Basketball (girls)

Tennis (boys and girls)

Additional sports

Ultimate Frisbee (student-coordinated, competes in a league with local high schools.)

Club Bowling

League Information

1A level, in the Valley 10 district for the state of Oregon. We are a member of the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and seek to conduct our programs at the highest levels of sportsmanship and camaraderie as well as competition.

Sports Team Policy

  • Teams are inclusive, self chosen
  • "No cut" policy, so students are welcome to participate regardless of ability or skill.
  • Student athletes must keep their commitment to attend practices and competitions on a regular basis.
  • Student athletes must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher from the previous semester and keep all major assignments current in order to participate 

Special Note:

Students who desire to play a sport that is not offered at PWS are eligible to play for the public school district in which they reside. 

Coach qualifications
We are committed to having strong leaders as our coaches for each sports program. Some coaches are teachers or parents within our school community, and others are professionals in the city of Portland. We require that all coaches have standard First Aid and CPR training and have completed the American Sport Education Program certification for coaches or the equivalent required by the OSAA.