S of O AthleticsThe purpose of athletics at School of the Ozarks is to build character through competition and to give students a competitive outlet for their energy. The time-honored qualities of hard work, commitment, cooperation, fair play, and sportsmanship are just some of the benefits of an athletic program. At School of the Ozarks, we believe that the athletic arena is one more area in which our students can learn and exhibit Christ-like character qualities. Therefore, School of the Ozarks is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association and the Mark Twain Conference, and fully supports the NFHS and MSHSAA “Why We Play” initiative. https://www.nfhs.org/articles/why-we-play-the-purpose-of-education-based-athletics/