“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,
holding promise for the present and the life to come.”
I Timothy 4:8
Athletic Director Tim Stewart
A Rockbridge Academy student-athlete’s involvement in interscholastic athletics is an important part of their educational experience. While athletes are encouraged to compete vigorously and winning is valued, the overriding emphasis is on developing the athlete’s Christian character and instilling a lifelong love of sports and physical activity. Sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, and the importance of hard work are valuable life lessons that are learned through competitive athletic participation.
Rockbridge Academy offers athletic opportunities for girls and boys at both the middle and high school levels. High school girls and boys participate in soccer and cross country in the fall, basketball and swimming in the winter, and track & field, boys' baseball, and girls' lacrosse in the spring. Junior Varsity level teams are formed as the number of participants allows. Middle school girls and boys participate in soccer and cross country in the fall, basketball and swimming in the winter, and track and field, boys' baseball, and girls’ lacrosse in the spring. High school boys' soccer, varsity boys' and girls' basketball, and varsity boys' baseball compete in the Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC); the high school girls' soccer team competes in the Metro Independent School Athletic League (MISAL); the high school girls' lacrosse team competes in the Capitol Area Lacrosse League (CALL); and high school cross country and swimming compete independently.
Rockbridge Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.