Athletics at Grace

Students compete on interscholastic competitive teams beginning in the fifth grade. Sports offered include cross country, volleyball, soccer, tennis, basketball, swimming, fencing, squash, baseball, softball, golf, track and field and cheerleading. In the High School Division, there are full Varsity and Junior Varsity programs. Grace Church School is a member of the NYCAL (New York City Athletics League) and an associate member of the ACIS (Athletic Conference of Independent Schools).

Skill development, sportsmanship and teamwork form the core of the Grace Church School athletic program. Coaches work to develop abilities in each student athlete through skill-building, team practices and interscholastic competition and to teach student athletes how to balance their sports and academic lives.
    • Tim Quinn, Director of Athletics | Send Email | 212.475.5610, ext. 8411


  • Home volleyball and basketball games are played at the fourth floor athletics center at 46 Cooper Square in our National Federation of High School-approved gym.

  • Middle School teams practice and play volleyball and basketball games at the gym on the 86 Fourth Avenue campus (a 10,000-square-foot athletic center featuring a rock climbing wall, batting cage, and college regulation-size basketball court).
  • Outdoor practices are along the east river at East River Park, Tanahey Playground and Pier 42, as well as in Central Park, Soccer, Baseball and Softball competitions are played mostly at Randalls Island.

  • Many teams take advantage of professional sports facilities throughout the city:
    • Squash plays at Open Squash FiDi. 
    • Tennis practices and plays at Queens College and the National Tennis Center.
    • Swimming takes place at Seahorse Fitness, and the Houston Street YMCA.
    • Golf is played at Liberty National Golf Course.
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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for nearly 800 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.