Brentwood School’s Upper School Athletic Program is one of the premier athletic programs in West Los Angeles. With over 21 acres of field and competition space, our student-athletes can train, practice and compete right here on campus. The Brentwood Varsity Coaches act as the director of their sport for 7-12 grades. This coordination helps to ensure skill development, consistency in terminology, and a strong sense of community between the Middle and Upper School. We are members of the Gold Coast League and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Our student-athletes have competed for CIF Southern Section Championships 78 times in our 43-year history.
Statement of Philosophy for Athletics
Brentwood School believes that physical education and athletics complement and enrich the academic experience and are integral to every student’s education and personal growth. To that end, we offer a comprehensive 7th through 12th Grade physical education curriculum and a wide array of interscholastic athletics in order to foster a love of sport and a life-long commitment to health and fitness. We view coaches as teachers and the fields and courts as extensions of the classroom. We encourage our students to participate and to strive for excellence. The school seeks to produce highly competitive teams and prizes character, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Fall: Tackle Football, Boys Water Polo, Girls Tennis, Cross Country, Girls Volleyball
Winter: Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling
Spring: Baseball, Golf, Softball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Boys Volleyball, Boys Tennis, Swimming
Year Round: Equestrian, Fencing
CIF Champions 1998, 1992, 1993, 1995
CIF Runner Up 1994, 1997, 2007
CIF Champions 2002, 2007
CIF Runner Up 2001, 2006
CIF Runner Up 1990, 1991, 2001
Girls Cross Country
CIF Runner Up 1990
Boys Cross Country
CIF Runner Up 1981, 1982, 1990, 2001
State 3rd Place 2002
CIF Champions 2004, 2005, 2014
CIF Runner Up 2006, 2012
State Runner Up 2005
CIF Champions 1991
CIF Runner Up 2013
CIF Champions 2002,
CIF Runner Up 1986, 1990, 2003, 2004
CIF Champions 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2011
CIF Runner Up 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2006
State Champions 1993, 1994
Boys Water Polo
CIF Runner Up 2012
CIF Champions 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
CIF Runner Up 1989, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007
CIF Champions 1990, 1991, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2005
CIF Runner Up 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
Brentwood Alum Tra Holder '14 is gearing up for a great year of Arizona State basketball. Of new coach Bobby Hurley (two-time NCAA champion and consensus first-team All-American at Duke), Holder remarks, "It's still kind of a shock that I have him here by my side, but everyday I try to pick his brain and learn from him. The best thing is that he knows what he's talking about because he played the position himself." Read the full article.
On September 11-12, the Brentwood's Girls Varsity Volleyball team traveled to Mammoth Lakes, California, to participate in the Mammoth High School Varsity Invitational. The trip's primary purpose was for the girls to bond as a new team early in the season. Also, in Coach Jeff Porter's mind, it wold be a way for the girls to gain important playing experience, taking on teams from out of our SoCal region...
While you may have seen Rob Bowie strolling the pool deck in recent years, he is officially the new face of our thriving Brentwood aquatics program. Newly appointed as the Aquatics Manager, he is also the Varsity Swim and Varsity Water Polo Coach, 7th and 8th Grade PE swimming unit teacher, and 7th Grade advisor. He's got his hands full, but from his laid back demeanor, you get the sense that he's already having a blast and enjoying every minute...