Commonly referred to as just, “The Prep,” this private, all-boys Catholic school was founded in 1851. It’s home to the Hawks, who wear gray and crimson to destroy their opponents – particularly, their crew team. The Hawks crew team has won the Stotesbury Cup in a national competition twelve times since 1955.
Their most recent victory came just last year. They’ve also won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. The football team is also talented and has a record of winning back-to-back state championships and 15 titles. Notable former Hawks include world record holder and Olympic gold medalist in rowing, Cipollone, and Miami Hurricanes quarterback Frank Costa, among many others.
Broken Arrow High School
The Tigers of Broken Arrow High School in Oklahoma has a total of 93 total teams between grades 7 and 12. Since they’ve been in existence, they’ve won more than 60 state titles and have been frequently recognized by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. The girls’ soccer team, softball, and wrestling teams have won the most titles for Broken Arrow.
The wrestling team has earned the most, with 17 state championships under their belt. Notable alumni to come from the Oklahoma public school include head coach of the New York Jets and former NFL offensive lineman for the Eagles, David Alexander, and major league baseball players Andy Wilkins, Archie Bradley, and Brad Penny.
Central Catholic High School
Central Catholic initially opened as an all-boys school but became co-educational in the 1980s. Cross country is the main name of the game at the school, where the team’s clenched 11 state titles since 2003. Five of those came consecutively between 2012 and 2016. The girls’ volleyball team at Central has also won an impressive number of titles, six since 1998 alone.
And following behind the talented athletes from their cross country and volleyball team is their football team, which has earned four of its own state championships since the 1950s. Olympic silver and bronze medalist, Galen Rupp, graduated from the school, along with Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington, and NFL linebacker Brennan Scarlett.
La Salle Academy
La Salle Academy’s lacrosse team is well-known for its seven consecutive state championships, but they aren’t the only reason this private school is sought-after by those looking for excellent athletic programs. The men’s cross-country team has taken home three consecutive New England Championships, and the women’s team has won eight state titles of their own.
The girls’ gymnastics team joins the lacrosse and cross-country teams with ten consecutive wins. Juliet Vongphoumy, the first woman in history to win the RIIL Singles Golf Championship, attended in the past, as did a number of other notable names in sports. Former Boston Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman and three-time Stanley Cup winner Lou Lamoriello are among them, too.
Bishop England High School
Bishop England is the largest private high school in South Carolina, and the impressive volleyball team is what the school is best known for. They’ve won every state title since 2000 and have earned 27 since their inception. The 17 consecutive titles made them the new national record holders, a record that has yet to be broken.
USA Today called Bishop England one of the top 10 high school athletic programs in the country, noting that they “carry an unmatched tradition of dominance,” in South Carolina. Houston Astros player Drew Meyer and former New York Nicks player/the varsity coach at Bishop England for 20 years, Tom Lavelle, both graduated from the school themselves.