The interscholastic athletic program is an integral part of the Kent School District mission to successfully prepare all students for their futures. We believe that student participation in a comprehensive athletic program helps our young people become better school and community members and provides opportunities not ordinarily available in the regular curriculum. Studies show that girls and boys who are active in sports have better school attendance, fewer disciplinary problems and higher graduation rates. Participation in athletics promotes leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, goal-setting and other valuable life skills.
Kent School District offers a wide variety of athletic programs at the high school and middle school level. Each school's athletic program is overseen by a building chairperson, who receives guidance and support from the District's Athletic Director. The District is a member of the North Puget Sound 4A League (NPSL), which is the largest 4A league in Washington State. In turn, the NPSL is one of two member leagues that comprise the 4A classification of Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) West Central District 3.
Kent School District elementary recreation programs are overseen by City of Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Covington Parks and Recreation utilizing school district facilities.