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PEACHTREE ACADEMY ATHLETICS

A Tradition of Champions

Peachtree Academy enjoys a deep tradition of competitive athletics. Fielding multiple skill level teams in fifteen interscholastic sports, our commitment to athletic excellence extends beyond championships and personal awards. We assure that our student athletes understand their God given potential as young men and women, not only here at Peachtree Academy, but as they move beyond their high school years. Preparing them with a strong academic foundation, our student athletes are prepared to pursue their athletic talents on the college level when that option is presented. Peachtree Academy also offers a wide range of instructional and competitive sports for all students Middle School through High School.

IN THE LAST 4 YEARS! 35 REGION Championships, 9 STATE Championships

2017 Tennis, Boys and Girls
2017 and 2018 Baseball
2017 Cheer
2018 and 2019 Volleyball
2018 and 2019 Football

SPORTS TEAMS

Volleyball (MS, JV, Varsity)
Football (MS, Varsity)
Cross Country (Boys and Girls)
Basketball (MS, JV, Boys, Girls Varsity)
Swimming (Boys and Girls)
Golf (Boys, Girls)
Tennis (Boys, Girls)
Cheer (MS, Varsity)
Track (Boys, Girls)
Soccer (Girls, Boys)
Baseball (MS, JV, Varsity)
Softball (Varsity)
Archery
Clay Target
Bass Fishing

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Ken Van Ness, Athletic Director
ad@peachtreeacademy.com
Phone: 770-860-8900 ext 1018

Skip Argo, Assist Athletic Director
sargo@peachtreeacademy.com
Phone: 770-860-8900 ext 1010

Jenna Johnson, Director of Operations
jenna@peachtreeacademy.com
Phone: 770-860-8900 ext 1006
Mailing Address: 14101 Hwy 278 Covington, GA 30014

A word on our philosophy from the Athletic Director.

It is a pleasure serving as Athletic Director here at Peachtree Academy. With that, my staff and I take a serious approach to the issues that matter, not just to the school and programs themselves, but to each individual player and family that participates. At Peachtree Academy, our purpose and objective can be characterized in three simple statements, to promote Godly character development, to provide rigorous exercise of the body and to encourage healthy competition and school spirit.

Within the meaning of those statements, we work with each coach and student athlete to become the best young man or woman they can be. If their desire is to just enjoy their school days playing sports, we support that. If their desire is to move from Peachtree Academy and play into their college years, we will support that quest also, to the best of our ability. And in saying that, we have had a number of our student athletes sign with colleges and pursue their sport of choice on the collegiate level. But first and foremost, the objective within our Athletic Department is to steadfastly focus on promoting Godly character development, provide rigorous exercise of the body and to encourage healthy competition and school spirit. From that foundation, we move forward. We take seriously our motto “Pursuing Victory with Honor”. Our athletes represent Christ, their parents, and their school in an extracurricular setting, and are thus held to a high code of conduct. It is a privilege to participate in athletics at Peachtree Academy Private School. This privilege comes with a great deal of responsibility. We expect every student-athlete to demonstrate respect, kindness, responsibility, and self-control at all times at all school-related programs, activities, and events both on-and off-campus

We understand that extra-curricular activities are an important part of the American education system and have great potential to contribute to the sound growth development of the students. The standards and ideals established and practiced will influence greatly the student, the school, and the community; therefore, only the best traditions of good citizenship and conduct will be fostered. The program of activities should conform to and be closely and wholly integrated with administrative policies of the school to the end that there shall be no undue interruptions or interference with the established rules and principles. The welfare of the student takes precedence over any other interest. All athletic activities should be school controlled and school directed. The athletic departments should be a close-knit organization, and all sports should be considered in their right perspective with each other and with the rest of the school program.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part in the life of your student athlete and family!

Athletic Venues

Peachtree Academy has two on-campus athletic venues

Panther Stadium

Panther Stadium, the only on-campus stadium in Newton County, provides a beautiful setting nestled in the back part of our campus and is home to our soccer and football programs. The stadium turf, Musco lighting and end zone scoreboard was installed in 2017. In 2018, an expansion project added elevated seating to accommodate 400 fans and a spacious 21 by 36 foot commons area deck that connects the visitor and home bleacher sections in the concessions area. This “Panther Boardwalk” deck area has become a central gathering place for fans to fellowship before, during, and after the game. In all, the upgrades have given nearly 500 fans elevated access and a terrific view of the game.

The stadium expansion also included a press box with a state of the art 2000 watt sound system that provides all attendees easy listening access to all game announcements and music during the game and also provides a venue for school programs and special events during the year.

Panther Gym Center

Our gym facility is home to our basketball, volleyball and archery programs. The venue is spacious, providing clear line of sight for fans in attendance. A source of pride for our school is our suspended
composite floor that provides critical “bounce” for the athletes, similar to the natural feel of a suspended wood floor. It makes for a beautiful venue and practical addition in our desire to provide the finest facilities we can to our student athletes.

The Gym Center is also a multi-use facility. Our fine arts stage sits opposite our bleacher area and provides Peachtree Academy with a large auditorium area for chapels, assemblies, plays, graduation ceremonies and such. This area includes a state of the art sound and light system for sports and stage events. During athletic events, the stage area is converted to bleachers and becomes our student section during ball games.

College  Signees 

Year Athlete Sport College

2016

Riley Clingerman Softball Emanuel

2018

Samantha Van Ness Soccer Young Harris

2019

Nikki Blake Soccer Georgia Military

2019

Grayson Hopkins Baseball Emanuel

2019

Ryan Clements Basketball Hampden-Sydney

2019

Trey Grew Basketball Belmont Abbey

2020

Walker Payton Baseball Berry

2020

Chaz Gothard Baseball Dort