Boarding School Sports & Athletics

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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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Upper Canada College Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
St. John's-Kilmarnock School St. John's-Kilmarnock School
2201 Shantz Station Road, Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario, N0B 1M0
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Robert Land Academy Robert Land Academy
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Type: Traditional
Columbia International College Columbia International College
1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
Type: Traditional
St. Michaels University School St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 4P5
Type: Progressive
St. Margaret's School St. Margaret's School
1080 Lucas Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8X 3P7
Type: Traditional
Chamberlain International School Chamberlain International School
1 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
Type: Traditional
Brookes School Canada Brookes School Canada
1939 Sooke Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 1W2
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Branksome Hall Branksome Hall
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Trafalgar Castle School Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
Type: Liberal Arts
Neuchâtel Junior College Neuchâtel Junior College
Crêt-Taconnet 4, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2002
Type: Traditional
St. George's School St. George's School
4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 1V1
Type: Traditional
Appleby College Appleby College
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
Type: Liberal Arts
Lakefield College School Lakefield College School
4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
Type: Liberal Arts
Trinity College School Trinity College School
55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
Type: Traditional, Waldorf
Bond Academy Bond Academy
1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
Type: Liberal Arts
Stanstead College Stanstead College
450 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0
Type: Traditional
Bishop's College School Bishop's College School
80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Rosseau Lake College Rosseau Lake College
1967 Bright Street, Rosseau, Ontario, P0C 1J0
Type: Progressive
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7
Type: Traditional
Ashbury College Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
UWC Canada UWC Canada
650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V9C 4H7
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Brentwood College School Brentwood College School
2735 Mount Baker Road, Mill Bay, British Columbia, V0R 2P1
Type: Progressive
TAIE International Institute TAIE International Institute
399 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B2J6
Type: Traditional
Pickering College Pickering College
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Type: Progressive
A+ World Academy A+ World Academy
Skippergaten 55, Kristiansand, Other, N-4611
Type: Traditional
North Broward Preparatory School North Broward Preparatory School
7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Rosthern Junior College Rosthern Junior College
410 6 Ave, Rosthern, Saskatchewan, S0K 3R0
Type: Progressive
Randolph-Macon Academy Randolph-Macon Academy
200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630
Type: Traditional
Ridley College Ridley College
2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7C3
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Luther College High School Luther College High School
1500 Royal Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5A5
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Shawnigan Lake School Shawnigan Lake School
1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W1
Type: Traditional
Havergal College Havergal College
1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
Type: Liberal Arts
Alpine Academy Alpine Academy
1280 Whispering Horse Drive, Erda, Utah, 84074
Type: Traditional
London International Academy London International Academy
361 - 365 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3C2
Type: Traditional
Queen Margaret's School Queen Margaret's School
660 Brownsey Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1C2
Type: Progressive
Landmark East School Landmark East School
708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1G4
Type: Traditional
Fulford Academy Fulford Academy
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
Type: Progressive
The Gow School The Gow School
2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139
Type: Traditional
Hampshire Country School Hampshire Country School
28 Patey Circle, Rindge, New Hampshire, 03461
Type: Liberal Arts
St. Andrew's College St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
Type: Traditional
Rutherford Private School & Daycare Rutherford Private School & Daycare
37 Jacob Keffer Pkwy, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5N8
Type: Progressive, Montessori
Dewey Institute Dewey Institute
125 Wellington St, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L1E2
Type: Traditional
Great Lakes Christian High School Great Lakes Christian High School
4875 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B6
Type: Liberal Arts
Princeton Academy of Canada Princeton Academy of Canada
2850 John St, Markham, Ontario, L3R 2Y8
Type: Traditional
Rothesay Netherwood School Rothesay Netherwood School
40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, New Brunswick, E2E 5H1
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
41 Broad St, New York, New York, 10004
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Admiral Farragut Academy Admiral Farragut Academy
501 Park St. N., St. Petersburg, Florida, 33710
Type: Traditional
J. Addison School J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
Type: Traditional, Montessori
Kells Academy Kells Academy
6865 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1T1
Type: Traditional
Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé
1569 Rte 169, Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec, G8G 1A8
Type: Traditional
College Bourget College Bourget
65 Rue Saint-Pierre, Rigaud, Quebec, J0P 1P0
Type: Traditional
North Star Academy North Star Academy
950 Élodie-Boucher, Laval, Quebec, H7W 0C6
Type: Traditional
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
3635 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1Y4
Type: Traditional
King's-Edgehill School King's-Edgehill School
33 King's-Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Buffalo Seminary Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, New York, 14222
Type: Liberal Arts
Trillium School Trillium School
4277 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0J2
Type: Montessori
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0
Type: Traditional
The Bishop Strachan School The Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
Type: Progressive
Niagara Christian Collegiate Niagara Christian Collegiate
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
Type: Traditional
Blyth Academy London Blyth Academy London
441 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario, N6A 2P6
Type: Liberal Arts
Montverde Academy Montverde Academy
17235 Seventh Street, Montverde, Florida, 34756
Type: Traditional
Bodwell High School Bodwell High School
955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 3S4
Type: Traditional
Briercrest Christian Academy Briercrest Christian Academy
510 College Drive, Caronport, Saskatchewan, S0H 0S0
Type: Traditional
Bronte College Bronte College
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
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