The Interscholastic Athletics Program at Saint Joseph Academy exists to provide a quality athletics experience for students who demonstrate an elevated level of skill. The opportunity to compete against another school’s program is secondary to the opportunity to learn valuable life skills in a Christian environment.
It is our belief at Saint Joseph Academy that a comprehensive athletics program will enhance the quality of the educational experience of the students by:
- Providing a vehicle by which students of demonstrated ability can be exposed to situations in sport, which allows them to learn and experiment with varied life skills.
- Supporting the efforts of the Academy to provide experiences which help participating students maintain or increase their levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Contributing to the overall excellence of education by offering a wider variety of experiences to meet a wider variety of student abilities.
- Setting a standard of Christian behavior modeled by all adult personnel involved.
SJA is home to 14 varsity interscholastic athletic programs: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.
During the 2016-17 school year, nearly 53 percent of our students were a member of one of our sports teams, and 24 percent of our athletes competed in at least two sports. The average GPA for our student-athletes during 2016-17 was 3.65.