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Welcome to Warrior Nation!

Exercise and activity are essential parts of Sanford’s well-rounded, liberal arts experience, as they have been since our founding. A strong athletic program involving all students enhances the quality of education we provide and instills skills and abilities that can last a lifetime.

Interscholastic athletics for everyone (grades 7–12)

The Middle and Upper School Athletics programs ensure that all students in grades 7–12 participate in interscholastic, competitive athletics throughout the school year. Athletics thus take the place of physical education classes enjoyed up through sixth grade. Varied athletic opportunities emphasize participation, challenge and motivate students to do their best, and possibly further their interests in college.

Our Program

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  • College-prep for the serious athlete

    Sanford is proud to field consistently strong teams in a variety of sports. At the varsity level, winning takes on a greater focus, and not everyone plays in every game. No matter what, the ethos of teamwork, integrity, and support is Sanford Strong.
     
    Every year, a number of Sanford students commit to play the sports they love in college. We are proud to provide the preparative training and success they need to take that next step.
  • A Sport and a Team for Everyone

    In middle school through junior varsity, there are no cuts, and everyone plays at a level that their ability permits. At these levels, all eligible players should play in each game. We are proud of all our Warrior athletes for stretching themselves to the best of their abilities.

Athletics News

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  • Sanford Coach Tim Lucky (center) has been named Delaware's Boys' Lacrosse Coach of the Year. Photo courtesy of Ted Rosenthal/Izmaddy Studios.

    Lacrosse Coach Tim Lucky Lauded by his Peers

    Sanford’s Boys’ Lacrosse coach, Tim Lucky, was recognized as Delaware’s Boys’ Lacrosse Coach of the Year on Tuesday, June 10 at the annual All-State/All-Star Senior dinner, which was held at Dover High School. Lucky was selected for this honor by the Delaware Interscholastic Boys’ Lacrosse Coaches Association (DIBLCA).
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  • Sanford's Winter Teams Earn Numerous Honors

    While spring sports are in full swing at Sanford, it is important to take a few moments to reflect on the many successes enjoyed by the student-athletes and their coaches during the winter season. Athletic Director Joan Samonisky, when asked about the winter teams, responded by stating: "I was thrilled to witness the success of our winter teams and student-athletes. Along with our state championship basketball teams, we also had many individual successes in swimming and wrestling. All told, Sanford School was represented by fourteen student-athletes on winter sports all-state teams! The excitement, energy, and success of the winter season has carried over to our spring season successes, as well. My "Warrior Pride" is bursting at the seams!”
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  • Sanford Athletes and Coaches Capture Attention from USA Today Sports

    USA TODAY High School Sports took notice of Sanford’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and their coaches. Both Stan Waterman and Marcus Thompson were named as Delaware’s Boys’ and Girls’ State Coaches of the Year by USA TODAY.
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Our Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy stresses
  • Fundamentals, tactics, and strategies of the game.
  • Sportsmanship, teamwork, and cooperation.
  • Learning how to win and lose graciously.

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  • Sanford School Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Policy

    Approved by the Sanford School Board of Trustees

    The Sanford School Board of Trustees recognizes the value of extracurricular activities in the education process. Sanford is committed to providing an environment for all extracurricular activities in which our students are involved that promotes the ideals of sportsmanship, integrity, ethical conduct, and fair play. Sanford encourages the development and promotion of these ideals in all members of the school community, including student participants, coaches, administrators, and spectators.

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