Since 1899, there has been a substantial emphasis on athletics at St. Andrew’s College, and today that rich tradition lives on in our Middle School. The main philosophy behind our athletic program is that we expect all of our students to be fully involved in an athletic endeavour all year long. Besides the obvious benefits to health and fitness, the athletic program develops other areas of a boy’s character. Some of the areas that the Middle School athletic program allows boys to develop are sportsmanship, leadership, cooperation, discipline, commitment, time management, integrity, respect, pride and tolerance.
The athletic program allows for boys of many different levels of skill and experience to participate and develop the skills listed above. The College offers both competitive and intramural programs to our students. Our competitive teams are challenged by other independent schools in the Greater Toronto area. We are proud to have teams entered at the Division 1 level for all of the sports that we offer. Our intramural program allows students to experience a healthy variety of activities and games that help develop fitness and a love of sport.
Our school year is divided into three athletic seasons with unique athletic offerings in each season. During the fall season, our students may be involved in competitive cross country running, soccer, volleyball or an intramural multi-sport program. The winter season sees our students in competitive alpine skiing, basketball, hockey, nordic skiing, squash, swimming or our winter multi-sport intramural program. The final season in the spring allows our students to be involved in competitive badminton, field lacrosse, rugby, softball, tennis or track and field. We are extremely proud that in this final season that every Middle School student is on a competitive school team. This guarantees that by the end of the academic year each Middle School student will have been on at least one competitive team. All students in our athletic program have access to first rate facilities on campus, including two double gymnasia, six international squash courts, four tennis courts, nine playing fields, a 25 metre swimming pool, rock climbing wall and high ropes course.
Over the past 110 years there has been tremendous pride exhibited by generations of Andreans in the SAC athletic program. We are convinced that our newest Andreans will continue to add to this rich history, and experience great physical and personal development when they come to SAC.