The athletic program at CHS provides students the opportunity for competition, skill development, fitness conditioning, team building, character development, discipline, positive social interactions, fun, and community spirit.
At Christian Heritage School, the athletic experience is a major part of our Student Life and enhances the lessons of the classroom. Over 70% of our students participate on at least one of our teams. Our coaches, which include teachers, local pastors, and parents, are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of our student-athletes while helping them define success from a biblical perspective.
In the lower school, we offer two programs that help our children to begin their athletic experience: Junior Kingsmen in the Fall and Spring help teach the basics of each of the sports.
In the middle school, we offer an interscholastic program to allow our students to experience and develop their God-given talents in athletics.
At the high school level, we focus on refining skills and maximizing the potential of our student athletes while competing against our opponents, including some of the top private schools in New England.
Our programs are focused on mentoring and building character into the lives of our students through athletics and our coaching staff focusing on the education and development of their spirit, mind and body. Our Athletics Department focuses on:
- Honoring Christ
- Commitment to Excellence
- Building community
Christian Heritage participates in a number of athletic conferences, associations and tournaments that allow us to create the best possible experience for our student-athletes. We are a member of or participate against the Housatonic Valley Athletic League (HVAL), the Connecticut Independent School Athletic Conference (CISAC), and the Western New England Preparatory School Athletic Association (WNEPSAA), all of which are governed by the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). The members of these conferences include some of the most competitive and prestigious sports programs in New England and New York state.
Through our highly-competitive varsity sports programs, Christian Heritage teams have won many league and conference titles. Our athletes have also been selected to many All-Tournament, All-League, All-State, All-New England and All-American teams. As a result of these accolades, many of our student-athletes have been recruited by and played for some of the best Division I, II, III and NAIA colleges and universities in the country.
In Students' Words
"Athletics here have made my high school experience unforgettable. I love being on a team, working together with my teammates, and competing for a common goal. I have learned so much from my experience as an athlete such as striving for excellence in all that I do, learning to work with others, having confidence, and how to be a leader to my teammates. Athletics at CHS have helped develop me as an athlete as well as a person and I'm thankful for the opportunity to have been involved in this program."
"I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to participate in athletics at CHS. I have learned so many invaluable lessons, made so many great friendships, and been able to use the gifts that God has given me to glorify Him. The coaches genuinely want the best for their players, and work to cultivate a special community in which athletes feel valued and inspired."
"The special thing about CHS athletics is that you feel that you are representing the whole CHS community down to the kindergartener and his/her family. When you are younger you grow up wanting to be a part of the varsity team and when you get there, you feel very accomplished and you can reflect on your path from fantastic sports to middle school to eventually varsity."