Our principal mission is to provide educational opportunities to the students and parents we service. However, we also recognize the importance of athletic participation as a means of developing the whole person. Many of our schools are interested in students who are well rounded and who can bring a special talent to their schools, be it in music, acting, or athletics. Many of the Prep Schools encourage, and often require, that students be involved in at least two or more sports during the school year. Many IYM students have a special athletic talent that they bring to the boarding school experience, some leading to athletic scholarships to four-year colleges. To support student-athletes, with a special talent in basketball, IYM hosts an annual basketball showcase which is limited to 100 student/athletes and is attended by prep school coaches from around the country.