"Being part of a team at De La Salle has allowed me to build character, sportsmanship and friendship that will last throughout high school. My teams feel more like a family to me because everyone treats each other with respect, and we all try to get each other involved in whatever we are doing." -Samuel Garcia-Feliz, Grade 10
St. John Baptist De La Salle's vision of an educational community with faith and zeal is reflected in our athletic program. The school offers a large variety of individual and team sports spread out over three seasons to give students ample opportunity to get involved and compete against other schools in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA). Dedication, hard work and commitment are instilled in our student-athletes through the guidance of our coaches, which in turn promotes strength of character and self confidence. Students also have the opportunity to join intramural leagues and after school fitness clubs, so everyone can participate in the advancement of health and wellness.
Success is not only measured on the scoreboard, but on how our students learn to respect teammates, officials, coaches and opponents. Student-athletes will leave De La Salle with a healthy view of competition and leadership qualities to carry them into the future.
For any inquiries about the De La Salle Athletic Program, please contact:
Steve Mason, OCT
Director of Athletics
416-969-8771, ext. 236
"The opportunities and experiences at De La Salle outside the classroom are varied. The goal of each opportunity and experience is designed to contribute to a student's personal growth and educational experience. More specifically, as a member of the coaching staff, I have witnessed how athletic experiences build and shape character. Athletics at Del provide an environment for students to understand that focus, determination, teamwork, and effort can influence outcomes within their control, while at the same time, accepting and appreciating that some outcomes are completely out of their control. I find this to be the most important and transferrable life-lesson unique to athletics. To coach is to teach one to be humble in victory, to be gracious in failure, and to persevere despite insurmountable challenges – character traits worthy of a true education." -Mr. DeSanctis, Coordinator of Social Sciences and Canadian & World Studies