While I was not an athlete, every student’s takes part in athletics programs which are gauged to their ability and interests. The school offers a tremendous range in sports. They excell in hockey, basketball, soccer and rugby but also offer a number of othe competitive and intramural sports. I credit the school with my ongoing love of being active and involved in personal fitness activities.
Extracurriculars at Stanstead were highly encouraged and very enjoyable. Every student is required to play one sport and join at least one club per trimester. This means the athletic teams are strong despite the small school size (Stanstead Spartans is a very fitting name) and that the students are actively engaged in all aspects of life. There are a large variety of clubs offered as well, which allows students to diversify their skills and to learn new ones. The encouragement I received to be more involved has stuck with me even years after graduating and it has greatly improved my lifestyle.
Extracurricular involvement is a large, and mandatory, aspect of life at Stanstead. When I attended both sports and clubs were mandatory each semester, with Wednesday's being a half-academic day to allow for additional physical activity. Students who excelled, or showed great leadership or dedication as a sportsman were acknowledged--allowing another outlet for personal growth, achievement, and responsibility outside of pure academia. Clubs were varied, and there were usually one or two new options each year as students connected with a faculty member about a shared interests. When I attended, Stanstead was also part of an organization that ran regional and international student conferences each year. Youth from around the world could meet to attend presentations, discuss global issues, and connect with others from differing walks of life. For those able to partake, this was a great opportunity for exploration.