Jaguars compete with courage and purpose. 


In alignment with The Wellington School’s mission, the Athletics Department expects integrity, fosters mutual respect, embraces diversity, and strives to help each student athlete meet their unique potential.


Wellington athletics creed

The Wellington Athletics Creed outlined in the principles below has been established within the framework of the school’s core values and serves to remind our community of Wellington’s measure of excellence.

Fundamental principles include:

  • Developing strength of character, pride in achievement, and passion
    for success
  • Competing with courage and purpose
  • Promoting integrity, perseverance, sportsmanship, and commitment
  • Empowering athletes to demonstrate leadership qualities


Lower school philosophy

Lower school athletic opportunities are offered to provide exposure to a variety of different sports and foster basic skill development and understanding. At this level, students are introduced to teamwork, cooperation, good sportsmanship, and fundamentals of each sport. Most importantly, we want all students to have fun and develop an appreciation for athletic participation and what it means to be part of a team.


Middle school philosophy

Skill development and a balance between participation and increased competition are the primary focus of middle school athletics. The goal is for each student to receive some playing time during each contest and all Wellington students are encouraged to join our athletic teams. Coaches and athletes work to create an inclusive and energetic team environment, while thoroughly preparing for the transition to upper school athletics.


Upper school philosophy

Student athletes are given a platform to maximize their individual abilities, while simultaneously helping Wellington win championships. The program values inclusion of the student body and is committed to finding a place for all student athletes at either the junior varsity or varsity level. Playing time is not guaranteed at the varsity level. Responsibility, time management skills, and leadership development are expected by-products of participation at this level.