Seattle Academy Athletics is a competitive program that develops athletic skill in a natural and individualized progression which allows athletes of all levels to participate fully. We also emphasize inclusivity because we believe that by participating in sports, student-athletes learn important lessons about our core values: Respect, responsibility, integrity, and trust. For those reasons, we have a no-cut policy which means that athletes “turn out” for placement on sports teams instead of “try-out” and that no student will be turned away because they lack experience or ability.
We are proud that a high number of students participate in our athletic program each year. We have both a "no-cut" participation program and top-level teams that win state championships, balancing both participation and excellence. We emphasize the development of athletic skill in a natural and individualized progression, which allows athletes of all levels to participate fully and benefit from their involvement in sports.
The Seattle Academy Athletics Department, along with our coaching staff, carefully evaluates players who turn out at the start of each sports season to create the best overall experience for athletes. Coaches have the opportunity to watch and evaluate players during the turn-out time. Players are placed on teams based on skill, experience, attitude, athleticism, and commitment.