Athletics at St. Jude's Academy
Athletics is more than just making the sports team — it’s in everything we do. We prioritize students’ physical and mental well-being above all else, and keeping them active is just one of the ways that we show our dedication to overall student success. Our students can participate in Physical Education everyday, whether through regular gym class, or the variety of sports offered for extracurricular activity. Intramural sports and field days encourage students to enjoy athleticism and even take athleticism beyond school.
Our JK to Grade 2 students participate in Physical Education class every day for 30 minutes. Our Grades 3 to 5 students have a Physical Education class every other day for 50 minutes and our Grade 6 students participate in Physical Education class every other day for 60 minutes. Students in Grade 3 and up enjoy their Physical Education classes take place at the state-of-the –art Wynn Fitness facilities and Dome.
Our students in Grades 5 to 8 have the opportunity to go golfing, curling, skiing, bouldering, skating and participate in outdoor education during the year, becoming proficient in fun, exciting sports that go beyond the typical gym class.
Intramural sports and field days encourage students to enjoy athleticism and even take athleticism beyond school. Intramural sports for Grades 1 and 2 students are coed are one-day House competitions. Intramural sports for Grades 3 to 6 students are coed and they include Soccer, Basketball, Dodgeball.
In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities for physical education classes, all of our students receive membership/access to Wynn Fitness facilities and the Dome.
St. Jude's Academy FC
We are also partnered with St. Jude’s Academy FC, an Ontario Soccer Approved Academy Program, to offer professional soccer coaching to all of our students as part of their tuition. Students who also wish to play competitively outside of the school program are welcome to join the Football Club at a reduced price.
St. Jude’s Academy is a member of the Small School Athletic Federation (SSAF). With the SSAF, the school participates in competitive team sports, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and track.
The St. Jude’s Academy Athletic Centre and Dome
St. Jude’s Academy students have exceptional opportunities when it comes to athletics at school. Our fully-equipped Athletic Centre (AC) and Dome, located just up the street from St. Jude’s Academy, are used for Physical Education classes, FC soccer coaching, extracurriculars and more. Students in Grade 3 to Grade 6 visit the Dome weekly for Phys. Ed. classes, as per their class schedule, or at various times throughout the year for Track & Field or soccer events. Students are conveniently bussed to and from the Dome and Athletic Centre to enjoy state-of-the-art facilities complete with a large indoor soccer field, a full-size basketball court, an indoor swimming pool and the Wynn Fitness Club gym and weight room. These facilities have a major impact on the quality of programs we are able to offer in athletics, making us one of the best-equipped private schools in the GTA for soccer, basketball, volleyball and more.