The Lower and Middle School athletic programs are coordinated through the Lower School Curriculum and the Middle School Curriculum.

Athletic offerings at the Upper School level include team sports, contract athletics, the weight training and conditioning program and a coeducational outdoor adventure program known as Halsey Watermen. All Upper School students are required to participate in at least one of the four sports programs each season:

List of 5 items.

  • Team Sports

    These are divided into fall, winter and spring choices. These include:
    • Fall: cross country running, soccer, football, sailing and Halsey Watermen
    • Winter: basketball, indoor soccer, indoor track, wrestling, swimming, and squash.
    • Spring: baseball, golf, lacrosse, tennis, track, and Halsey Watermen
  • Contract Athletics

    Contract athletics are available to those students who qualify by having participated in local, state and/or national tournaments or competitions during the preceding year.
  • Other Afternoon Options

    Sports Information Team, Ampersand (Theater), Community Service and Publications (Yearbook).
  • Weight Training and Conditioning Program

    Weight training and conditioning are available to members of an athletic team or by permission of the Director or Assistant Director of Athletics.
  • Halsey Watermen

    This coeducational outdoor adventure program of canoeing and rock climbing is offered to upperclassmen as an alternative to the other formal sports activities.

Facilities

St. Christopher's state-of-the-art athletic facilities include the Kemper Athletic and Fitness Center. The center features a large, modern weight room, enabling students to reap the benefits of strength and aerobic training, as well as a climbing wall available to students of all ages, a wellness library and updated locker facilities for students and visiting teams. The 53,000 square-foot Bolling Field House features one of the area’s few indoor tracks as well as indoor tennis and basketball courts. Other athletic facilities include Scott Gymnasium, Knowles Field (artificial turf), separate Lower School gymnasiums, a new outdoor track and baseball diamond, athletic practice fields, and tennis courts indoors and out, all located on the St. Christopher's campus. An indoor pool is available on St. Catherine’s campus.

Active RVA Certified

St. Christopher's is officially "Active RVA Certified" for 2017-18 for implementing programs to promote physical activity and create a culture of health and wellness on a daily basis.

Contact Athletics

List of 3 members.

  • Robert "Ren" O'Ferrall 

    Director of Athletics
    (804) 282-3185 x5332
    Virginia Military Institute - BA
    Virginia Commonwealth University - MS
  • Andrew "Andy" Taibl 

    Associate Director of Athletics and Leadership Programming
    (804) 282-3185 x5333
    Washington College - BA
  • Stephen  Lewis 

    Assistant Director of Athletics, Director of Sports Information, Middle School Athletics Coordinator
    (804) 282-3185 x5212
    Virginia Union University - BA

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Weight Room Hours

During the school year, the weight room is open the following times:

Monday - Friday
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Summer Lifting Hours

Monday-Friday
9-11 a.m., 4-6 p.m.
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