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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 the 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 Faculty & Staff Honored

    Last Thursday, we held our final faculty and staff meeting of the year. Below are the awards, retirees, and employee milestones announced during the meeting.
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  • Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent

    We are excited to recognize four seniors who recently signed a letter of intent to play Division 1 athletics after graduation. We are proud of our student-athletes and all they have accomplished. We strive to give our students the tools and support they need to reach their academic and athletic goals. Our commitment to helping our students realize their dreams has been recognized by major collegiate programs nationwide. 
     
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  • 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions

    During our recent Homecoming, we celebrated the achievements of Carter Ayars '16 and the 1991 & 1992 Boys Varsity Basketball Teams by inducting them into the Sanford Athletic Hall of Fame.
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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.

Contact:

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  • Photo of Patrick Jones

    Patrick Jones 

    Director of Athletics
    3022356523
  • Photo of Hughes Barber

    Hughes Barber 

    Asst. Athletic Director/Physical Education

Downloads:

  • Concussion Protocol
    Sanford School prioritizes our athletes’ health and takes concussions seriously. Read our Concussion Protocol, about which all coaches, trainers, teachers, and administrators have been instructed.
  • DIAA Physical Form

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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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