Rosslyn Academy enjoys an extensive athletic program which competes in the Association of International Schools League, a league of over 12 schools. Our athletic competition is divided into 3 separate seasons and we field over 20 different teams. Most sports field an “A” and a “B” squad which allows for greater participation and assists with the development of younger players for the tougher competition at the “A” level.
We compete in football, basketball, track and field, volleyball, rugby, swimming and tennis. Over half of our high school student body participates in at least one sport.
Our athletic squads have enjoyed success on the fields of competition which is reflected by the many banners that hang from our gymnasium ceiling. We play to win, but as with all areas of our school, we focus on developing the body, mind and soul of the student-athlete. We believe that how we play matters as much as the final score.
Our coaching staff works to develop character, teamwork and sportsmanship in our athletes. We encourage athletic participation because it teaches virtues such as desire, dedication, discipline and drill as well as builds community with their peers.
- Season 1
August through mid-November
Girls’ basketball, Boys’ football, Track and Field, Swimming , Tennis (coed)
- Season 2
Late November through early March
Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ and Boy’s Field Hockey, Girls’ football, Swimming
- Season 3
Mid-March through early May – Girls’ and Boys’ Volleyball, Rugby, Swimming
We believe participation in the arts is key to providing a well-rounded student experience. Students at Rosslyn Academy have many opportunities to participate in the arts, including fine, visual and applied arts. High school students select from a large catalog of options in choral and instrumental music, drama, and art to take as electives throughout their time in high school.
With Rosslyn Academy’s vision to equip, inspire and celebrate the artistic development of each student, each student must earn 1.5 credits in the Fine Arts and .5 of a credit in Applied Arts as part of their high school graduation requirements. Students select from over 20 different electives including:
- Advance Multimedia
- Worship 1 & 2
- Introduction to Theatre
- Rosslyn Singers
- Web Design
- Visual Journaling
- 3D Art
- Pottery 1 & 2
- Advanced Photography
- AP Studio Art
- 2D Art
- High School Band
- Foundations of Music
- Woodworking 1 & 2
- Stage Production
Student work is displayed online as well as in our art gallery where new shows are mounted every month. Paintings, textiles, pottery, woodwork, photography and more are displayed.
Outside of class, students also have many opportunities to participate in the arts. The theatre department stages two or three drama productions each year. Recent drama productions include The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Mid-summer Night’s Dream, Seussical, Diary of Anne Frank and The Sound of Music. The productions incorporate detailed staging, costuming and lighting. The students participate as actors, stage-hands, set designers, lighting and sound technicians and assistant directors. Months of practice and preparation culminate in multiple nights of sold out shows that speak to the quality of the acting and production.
Students are also able to act in the chapel drama team. Both middle and high school chapels are led by student worship bands, and all students also have the option to take private voice or instrument lessons on campus as well.
Cultural Field Studies (CFS)
Rosslyn Academy prepares our students for service in the world community. One of the highlights of the each school year is a one-week ﬁeld placement in locations all across our host country Kenya.
Our Cultural Field Studies program emphasizes cultural experience, education and service. Activities such as living with a Kenyan family for a week or building a house with Habitat for Humanity help connect our students to the Kenya beyond Nairobi, and foster a broader understanding of the world community.