The state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor athletic facilities at Sussex Academy reinforce the fact that a great athletic program supports academic achievement, by developing students who are fit, competitive, well-rounded, confident, and team-oriented.
To accommodate the requirements of varsity and junior varsity, middle school and intramural sports, the 30-acre outdoor athletic complex includes eight grass playing fields for both practice and games, and two lighted turf fields.
One softball diamond has also been constructed. Baseball games are played at the nearby Sports at the Beach complex. In time, the sports facility will add a baseball field, track and tennis courts.
Sussex Academy’s world-class gymnasium will host basketball and volleyball contests. There are also attractive, fully-equipped locker rooms and a grades 6-8 gym being built in the new middle school wing. There is direct access to a weight training room and the aquatic center from both locker rooms.
No additional fees are required for students to participate in sports at Sussex Academy. Student athletes must meet the academic and eligibility requirements specified by the DIAA. Eighth grade students gain a possible 5th year of athletic eligibility at Sussex Academy.*
*8th graders participating in high school sports must have attended Sussex Academy in 7th grade.
The school’s mascot is the Seahawk, or osprey, a bird of prey known for its speed, vision and agility, as well as its strong loyalty to family.