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.

  • 1st Basketball fights for playoff spot

    First Basketball played Crescent School February 15 in a 'do or die' game to keep their playoff hopes alive. It was an exciting game in a hostile environment that went down to the wire.
  • Disappointing results for Alpine Ski

    Going into our its race February 15, the SAC Alpine Ski team was confident. With all three teams sitting in first place, they were well positioned to vie for the CISAA championships in each division, and they certainly had the athletes to do it.
  • Nathan Falconi

    U16 B-Ball battles for playoff birth

    On February 15, the U16 Basketball team played Crescent School in a battle for the final playoff spot at U16 Tier 1 basketball.
  • Ryan Jamieson (left) with Oli Harris

    Saints at Cadet Provincial Biathlon

    Congratulations to Oli Harris and Ryan Jamieson for a first rate showing at the Cadet Provincial Biathlon championship this past weekend in Sault St. Marie. 
  • Saints face tough appoints in small school showcase

    The First Basketball team travelled to Burlington Friday afternoon for their opening games of the Small School Showcase Invitational tournament. The tournament is an annual collection of all the top 'A' and 'AA' schools in the province, and always features provincial championship contenders.
  • Saints win Selwyn House Tourney again

    In comeback fashion, the U12 Hockey Saints won the annual Selwyn House Hockey Tournament Friday afternoon. 
  • 1st B-Ball vs TFS

    The First Basketball team travelled down to TFS on the afternoon of February 6 for the first of several 'do or die' CISAA league games remaining in their schedule.
  • A great day at the races

    Zachary Chua (Open/Club) swimmer smashes his own record from the meet on January 25.
  • Alpine Ski team has fantastic day

    The Alpine team faced chilly and icy conditions at Craigleith February 8 for their fourth race of the season.
  • Big day for Chua at Markham swim meet

    Congratulations to swimmers who raced at the Pan Am Pool in Markham February 9.
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