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.

  • Graham Cassar - two fifth place finishes in the same day!

    OFSAA Track & Field results

    Congratulations to our OFSAA Track & Field athletes for their strong performances during the three-day meet in Bellville June 1-3.
  • Alex Ventin

    Season ends with Milton triathlon

    The triathlon team raced in the pouring rain yesterday in Milton. The competition was incredibly tough, as some of the most promising triathletes in Ontario were looking to qualify for the Junior National team. Our triathletes represented the school very well.
  • Melvin and Warren (on right)

    OFSAA Tennis results

    After three full days of tennis, rain delays, and location changes, Warren Zhang ’18 and Melvin Maroon ’17  finished fourth in the OFSAA High School Boys Doubles tournament.
  • CISAA silver for Varsity LAX

    Varsity Lacrosse lost a hard fought 60-minute battle for the CISAA Championship against St Mike's (SMC), 10-7. 
  • CISAA Tennis results

  • Three-event weekend for triathletes

    On Friday, May 26, our triathletes went to Ancaster for a duathlon (RUN, BIKE, RUN). Their collective performance was nothing less than dominant.
  • Headmaster McHenry congratulates the team

    1st Rugby - CISAA final

    A heartbreaker. There is no other way to describe what a close match it was, and that it surely should have been a win for your Saints.
  • Grade 12 student Callum Murphy

    Final day of Metros

    It felt a little like King Lear on the heath yesterday at the Metro track meet.
  • SpringSmash event Monday!

    As the final countdown approaches, the SpringSmash team has been working hard to host events and raise funds in support of Jumpstart Charities. 
  • Another fantastic SAC vs. UCC battle

    The Saints opened scoring and never lost the lead, but it was neck and neck all the way. 
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