As one of the four founding pillars, athletics is an integral part of the total educational experience at OMI. Interscholastic and intramural athletic participation promotes character traits of high value to personal development and success in later life. These include the drive to take one’s talents to the highest level of performance; embracing the discipline needed to reach high standards; learning to work with others as a team in pursuit of a common goal; and adherence to codes of fairness and respect. Athletics also plays an important role in creating a sense of community and camaraderie at OMI.
Now in our 12th year as members of the Bay Area Conference, OMI Athletics is rapidly building a tradition of excellence and achievement. We challenge all of our teams to have seriousness of purpose and a great capacity to have fun – a "positive experience" approach that has broader applications to all areas of our student-athletes' lives. OMI is a member of the North Coast Section and Bay Area Conference, and our high school interscholastic teams compete in the Bay Counties League. League opponents include Contra Costa Christian, St. Elizabeth, Fremont Christian, Chinese Christian, California School of the Deaf, Making Waves, Holy Names, and Livermore Valley Charter Prep. Our middle school teams play in the M.S.S.L. (Middle School Sports League), whose members include St. Paul's, Bentley, Park Day, Redwood Day, Athenian, Hillcrest, Prospect Sierra, Beacon, Julia Morgan, and Tehiyah.
Although winning championships is a goal we are committed to, we place the highest value on developing leaders of character. Grizzly student-athletes graduate from OMI with developed skills in areas such as leadership, listening and communication, organization, discipline, perseverance, and effective teamwork. While wins and losses are certainly a measure of athletic success, we feel that a more important measurement is to look at how participation in athletics helps to enhance the overall high school experience in preparation for life in college and beyond.