Boarding School Sports & Athletics

Play with passion


All academics and no athletics makes Jack and Jill dull boarders.

Today, boarding schools add new varieties of athletics all the time. In fact, boarding schools have established themselves as training grounds for many of the world's best athletes, from basketball's Steve Nash to hockey's Sidney Crosby to basketball's Joakim Noah.

Sports at boarding schools have numerous benefits professed and recognized by the schools themselves. As Headmaster Cliff Johnston of Newbridge Academy says, "Physiologically, students are in a much better position to use their minds when they've had some physical balance to the day."

House Sports are yet another way in which students compete with each other. And not all of these sports are serious. St Michaels University School, their annual House Olympics includes an obstacle course and an egg toss among other decidedly silly "sports."

Live the sport you love

While boarding schools still offer traditional sports like rugby and rowing, there are a variety of contemporary athletic programs in a wide variety, including gymnastics and core fitness to diving and figure skating.

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Boarding schools sports' programs are as varied as the schools themselves. If you're serious about exploring schools offering or focusing on the sport you love, check out profiles of sports at boarding schools:

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school name School of Alberta Ballet
906 – 12 Avenue SW , Calgary, Alberta, T2R 1K7
Type: Arts, Traditional
school name Queen Margaret's School
660 Brownsey Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1C2
Type:
school name Collège François-Delaplace
365 Compton Rue E, Waterville, Quebec, J0B 3H0
Type: Traditional
school name St. Francis High School
4129 Lake Shore Road, Athol Springs, New York, 14010
Type: Faith Based, Traditional
school name Steamboat Mountain School
42605 County Road 36, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 80487
Type: Traditional, Sports
school name Collège Marie de l'Incarnation
725 Hart Street, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, G9A 4R9
Type: Alternative
school name Country Garden Montessori Academy
601 Newpark Boulevard, Newmarket, Ontario, L3X 2S2
Type: Montessori, Traditional
school name Landmark School
429 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, 01965-0227
Type: Special Needs, Traditional
school name CCI - The Renaissance School
via Cavour 13, Lanciano, Chieti, Italy, 66034
Type: N/A
school name Landmark East School
708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1G4
Type: Special Needs, Traditional
school name McDonald International Academy
920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
Type: Traditional, Alternative
school name J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
Type: Montessori, Traditional
school name Niagara Christian Collegiate
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
Type: Traditional
school name Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, New York, 14222
Type: Arts
school name Shawnigan Lake School
1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W1
Type: Traditional, Sports
school name Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
Type: Traditional, Arts
school name St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
Type: Traditional
school name VINCI School
149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
Type: Montessori, Reggio-inspired
school name Luther College High School
1500 Royal Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5A5
Type: Traditional
school name Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0
Type: Traditional
school name Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 2C5
Type: Traditional, Sports
school name Chamberlain International School
1 Pleasant Street P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
Type: Special Needs, Traditional
school name Class Afloat - West Island College International
97 Kaulbach Street, P.O. Box 10, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0
Type: Overseas, Traditional
school name Brentwood College School
2735 Mount Baker Road, Mill Bay, British Columbia, V0R 2P1
Type:
school name Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory School
3535 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake, Michigan, 48324
Type: Faith Based, Traditional
school name Fulford Academy
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
Type: Traditional, Alternative
school name Quetico College School
1130 Highway 633, Box 460, Atikokan, Ontario, P0T 1C0
Type: Traditional
school name LCBI High School
Box 459, Outlook, Saskatchewan, S0L 2N0
Type: Faith Based
school name Havergal College
1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
Type: Traditional
school name The Westside School
2420 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7H 2Y1
Type: Traditional
school name Brehm Preparatory School
950 S. Brehm Lane, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901
Type: Special Needs
school name Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
Type: , Traditional
school name The Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
Type: Traditional, Reggio-inspired
school name St. John's-Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 3K5
Type: N/A
school name The Hill Academy
2600 Rutherford Road, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R1
Type: Sports
school name Pine River Institute
P.O. Box 159, Station Main, Shelburne, Ontario, L9V 3L8
Type: Troubled Teens, Special Needs
school name Fulford Preparatory College
118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0
Type: Traditional, Alternative
school name Columbia International College
1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
Type:
school name Joseph Rae Equestrian Academy
42542 RR095A, Hardisty, Alberta, T0B 1V0
Type: Sports, Traditional
school name The Gow School
2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139
Type: N/A
school name Rothesay Netherwood School
40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, New Brunswick, E2E 5H1
Type: Traditional
school name Bronte College
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9
Type: N/A
school name Neuchâtel Junior College
44 Victoria Street, Suite 1310, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1Y2
Type: Overseas, Traditional
school name Bishop's College School
80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8
Type: , Sports
school name THINK Global School
Office: 1562 First Avenue #205-3296, New York, New York, 10028
Type: Overseas, Alternative
school name Branksome Hall
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
Type: , Traditional
school name Venta Preparatory School
2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
Type: Traditional
school name A+ Academy
1 Rideau Street, Suite 700, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8S7
Type: N/A
school name King's-Edgehill School
33 King's-Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0
Type: Traditional
school name St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 4P5
Type: Traditional
school name Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
Type: Traditional
school name Lakefield College School
4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
Type: Traditional
school name Prairie Christian Academy
330 4th Avenue North, Box 68, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0
Type: Faith Based, Alternative
school name The Boundless School
7513 River Road, Palmer Rapids, Ontario, K0J 2E0
Type: Alternative
school name Trinity College School
55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
Type: Traditional
school name Robert Land Academy
6727 South Chippawa Road, West Lincoln, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Type: Military, Special Needs
school name Pickering College
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Type: Traditional
school name St. Margaret's School
1080 Lucas Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8X 3P7
Type: Traditional
school name Bodwell High School
955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 3S4
Type: Traditional
school name Appleby College
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
Type: N/A
school name Dwight School Canada
2371 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W5
Type: Traditional, Overseas
school name Bond Academy
1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
Type: Traditional
school name St. Peter's ACHS College School
6101 Country Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
Type: Traditional, Sports

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