Team sports at St. Andrew’s are an important part of our community fabric; however, the Athletic Program reflects St. Andrew’s School philosophy that centers on the growth of each student and the emphasis on building self-confidence. The research demonstrates that exercise supports the learning process and helps improve thinking skills. In effect as exercise gets blood to the brain, it brings glucose for energy and oxygen to soak up left over toxic electrons. Exercise also stimulates protein that keeps neurons connecting. With this research in mind, St. Andrew’s recognizes the importance of exercise in the learning process and integrates it into our school life. The program is supported by superb facilities that include Sage Gymnasium, Jones Gymnasium, the Fitness Center, four lighted tennis courts, three playing fields, a cross country course, and a Project Adventure course,
In the Middle School, we offer a physical education program that combines fitness and an introduction to various sports. During the year classes will vary but will include an introduction to wellness as well as a variety of intramural activities.
In the Upper School students are required to participate in activities every afternoon. Team sports participate in the South East New England (SENE) Athletic Conference. The goal of athletics at St. Andrew’s is to help all students develop a life long enthusiasm for fitness so that it will not only help in the classroom by supporting the learning process, but also be a place where staying fit is fun.
Our students are fortunate to have athletic facilities for use during the academic year.
• Two gymnasiums (Sage and Jones) totaling 29,000 square feet
• A state-of-the-art Fitness Center with training circuits and free weights
• Four tennis courts equipped with outdoor lights.
• Bordered by woodlands, the School also has three athletic fields
• An adventure ropes course
• A playground for the Lower and Middle School.