Athletics Program

Athletics Program

When visiting The Archer School for Girls' Athletics department, one will notice the quote prominently printed on the wall at the top of the stairs: “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” This axiom, from legendary UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden (1910-2010), reminds us of the important lessons learned through sports.

Archer offers the following California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sanctioned sports for both Middle and Upper School: Cross Country, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swim, and Track. Equestrian is also offered and sanctioned by the Interscholastic Equestrian League (IEL). Upper School athletic teams belong to the Liberty League while Middle School teams compete in the Pacific Basin League (PBL).

Archer athletic teams are enjoying unprecedented success in both the Upper and Middle school. We attribute this success to a cooperative effort between athletes, coaches, faculty, and parents. Given that 50% of the student body participate in sports, the Athletics department works with Archer athletes to help appropriately balance academics, athletics, and family lives.

The Archer Athletic department has tailored off-season programs that fit well with the demanding lives of our students. Throughout the year, Archer Athletics sponsors camps and clinics that anyone can participate in, including skills development and strength and conditioning training in several different sports.


Kim Smith
Athletic Director

2019-2020 Highlights

List of 6 items.

  • 3

    Undefeated League Championships in Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball
  • 4

    Varsity sports qualified for CIF playoffs
  • 90

    Upper School athletes competed in the 5-week Panther Challenge during the remote season
  • School Records

    New school records in the Shot Put, Discus, and 300m hurdles
  • First

    Cross Country advanced to the CIF Individual and CIF Team for the first time
  • Unanimous

    Swim earned 2 CIF consideration times and a uninanimous league win

Athletics at Archer

The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.