Ben Porat Yosef is proud to offer a comprehensive physical exercise program as part of our curriculum and a co-curricular athletics program. BPY's building houses several expansive gymnasiums, one of which has a full-size basketball court and bleachers. We are proud to offer a dedicated coaching staff, including Coach Mark Van Benscohten who is committed to helping our students enjoy their athletic experiences and build essential skills that will help them succeed in all areas of life.
Students have gym class twice a week in which they integrate different forms of physical activity into their day and strengthen essential skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship. BPY also offers an athletics programs in which 6th-8th grade students can try out for a number of sports teams that meet for practice and play games after the school day. We have offered basketball and varsity basketball to both boys and girls, and varsity soccer for both boys and girls. Games are played against other Jewish day schools in the tri-state area both on our full-size court in the building or students travel to play games in other schools. While healthy competition can be enjoyable and beneficial to students, BPY is more focused on inculcating values of achdut partnership and gamemanship in our student athletes.