UNIS has an extensive Athletics program, running across three distinct seasons (Fall, Winter and Spring for students in 7th-12th grades, M3-Tut 4), and consists of 38 school teams. The Director of Athletics, Guy Evans, is responsible for the coordination and supervision of all UNIS teams.
UNIS is a member of New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). UNIS Athletic teams participate in independent leagues including: Private Schools Athletic Association (PSAA), the American International Private Schools League (AIPSL), and New York City Athletic League (NYCAL).
UNIS also plays non- league games against other private, public and Catholic high schools throughout all five boroughs of New York.
UNIS Athletics Philosophy
1. To instill and promote a life-long passion for sporting participation;
2. To use the sporting arena, when appropriate, to impart positive character traits, behaviors and values;
3. To reflect the wider mission of UNIS - and the UN - particularly with respect to the educational and inspirational elements of the school charter.
"Being part of a UNIS team means we're able to represent our school, and in every sport I have played, I feel that I have been challenged and pushed to my best."
Jay, T3 Student
"In the Athletics Department, I feel really supported. I do cross country as well as track, and really appreciate the help by my coach Mr. Lindsay, Mr. Evans and Mr. Apergis."
Rea, T4 Student
"The UNIS Athletics department is really good! I especially love running, because our coaches teach us how to develop our running skills and strengthen our core."
Amoli, M4 Student
minutes playing sports each year by UNIS student-athletes
fall season student-athletes
championship teams - this decade alone
UNIS student-athletes received 'All League' distinctions in the '18/'19 season
UNIS teams have participated in the NYSAIS tournament since '09