Athletics at St. Andrew's strive to cultivate teamwork, sportsmanship, poise, self-discipline and resilience. We believe that the competitive and collaborative atmosphere of team sports is an essential part of the liberal arts tradition, and that all students – not only varsity athletes – benefit from participation in sports. We offer 10 sports for girls and 11 sports for boys, fielding varsity, junior varsity and third level interscholastic programs to ensure maximum participation and accommodate every skill level.
St. Andrew's competes in league and state competitions, having won 37 state championships in cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Our rowing program has received regional, national and international recognition. Both boys' and girls' crews have competed at the prestigious British Henley Regatta many times. The girls' team won the Henley Regatta in 1997 and has triumphed at the Stotesbury Regatta, the oldest and largest American high-school regatta, more than any other team in the country. State-wide sportsmanship honors have been awarded on six occasions to our field hockey, soccer, baseball and tennis teams.
St. Andrew's coaching staff reflects our belief in the teacher-coach model. These men and women bring the same heart and energy to the field that they exhibit in the classroom and on the dorm, in their roles as instructors and advisors. Five St. Andrew's coaches have been named Delaware Coach of the Year, and most of our coaches have been Division I or Division III athletes at the collegiate level, bringing their own extensive experience to our teams.
Inspired by their experiences in our program, many St. Andrew’s athletes go on to participate in collegiate sports. Each year, St. Andrew’s students are recruited to play sports in college, while many others choose to "walk on." Our alumni successes are testaments to our dedication to a well-rounded, student-athlete model.