Since 1899, athletics have been an important part of 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 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 such as empathy, humility, 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 of our affiliation with the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA). Our Intramural program allows students to experience a healthy variety of activities and games that help to develop fitness and a love of sport.

Our school year is divided into three athletic seasons with unique athletic offerings in each. 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, spring, allows our students to be involved in competitive badminton, field lacrosse, rugby, softball, tennis, or track & field. We are extremely proud that in this final season 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 gymnasiums, an onsite arena, six international squash courts, six tennis courts, nine playing fields, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, a six-lane track, a synthetic turf field for football and lacrosse, a baseball diamond, weight-lifting facilities, a rock climbing wall, and a high ropes course.

For more than 116 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.

Athletics News

List of 10 news stories.

  • 2 Saints, 1 step closer to NHL

    Wednesday was an exciting day for 1st Hockey captain Morgan Barron and assistant captain Corey Andonovski. 
  • Nathan Falconi

    Huge comeback for U16 B-Ball

    After a great weekend of basketball, we were ready to return to our home floor and continue that journey. Having played Hillfield Strathallan College once previously and winning at the buzzer, we knew it would be tight.
  • Remarkable results for Alpine

    The Alpine ski team travelled to Mansfield Ski Club January 18 to compete in their first race of the season. While the conditions were far from ideal, about 50 kg of fertilizer to freeze the wet snow helped our cause and allowed us to post some excellent results.
  • (l-r) Lucas La Brier, Yiannis Spetsakis, Adre Simmonds, Liam Gracey

    Saints tackle team USA

    Four grade 11 Varsity Football Saints faced Team USA in the International Bowl last week in Dallas as members of Team Ontario U18.
  • U16 Squash top of ladder in home tournament

    The U16 Squash team hosted a tournament with all the schools in our league January 18. The top ten had the opportunity to play all of their competition in one day.
  • Coach Joe Foote gives the team a pep talk in the semifinals

    U16A Hockey: Tournament Results

    The U16A Hockey Saints won the consolation final with a 4-1 victory over UCC in the St. Mike's Junior Boys Invitational Hockey Tournament.
     
  • Skip Jacob Crocker

    Curling splits games

    Both Saints Curling teams needed time to adjust to the ice conditions at Leaside Curling Club on Monday, Jan. 16.
  • 1st Squash results

    The 1st Squash Team competed against Appleby College and Trinity College School January 13.
     
     
  • JV BB Saints: Roger Stover Tournament

    The JV Basketball Saints travelled to Waterloo this past weekend to compete in the Roger Stover Invitational Tournament. With a short bench and an early morning start, they had their work cut out for them.
  • Defenceman Luke St. John and goalie Jacob Brayford

    Momentum building for MacPherson

    SAC’s Varsity Hockey team is set to compete in their home tournament January 27–29.
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15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 3H7 Canada
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