The developmental value of athletics has been central to a Mount Saint Charles education since we opened our doors. Through the years, our athletes have consistently brought home honors and championships while embodying the principles of teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work. Mount offers girls’ and boys’ athletics at the middle school (6th-grade to 8th-grade) and high school (9th-grade to 12th-grade) levels. We have 26 high school sports teams, while middle school students can choose from a collective of 20 teams.
Our teams practice and play in excellent on-campus and community facilities. The gymnasium, ice arena, tennis courts, baseball and softball field, and soccer and lacrosse field are located on campus. The six-lane Woonsocket High School track and the Woonsocket YMCA pool host the outdoor track and swim teams. We’ve continued to make investments in our athletics program, as made evident by the gymnasium’s upgraded new oak floor, unveiled in 2017, and the new plexiglass barriers installed at the ice arena in 2018, and we have raised funds to add a weight training room to the athletic facilities.
All of our athletes demonstrate admirable conduct on and off the field, track, court, and competition floor.
Have questions or want to learn more about our top-notch athletics program? We’re here to help students and families navigate through their journey at Mount, and that includes their time on the field, court, rink, and track. For inquiries or more information, contact Athletic Director Raymond Leveille at: 401-769-0310, ext. 120 or by emailing email@example.com.
At Mount Saint Charles Academy, we truly value our athletic history over the years, and we believe it’s important to recognize all we have accomplished as a school. Our track record speaks for itself.
Athletic director welcome
I came to Mount Saint Charles as a shy and unassuming 9th-grade student in the fall of 1996. Going about my classes and making it through the school day became the norm, and a bit monotonous, as the school year began. It was not until the winter of that year I found my true calling and why I have never left Mount. Becoming a member of the basketball team took away many of my insecurities. It gave me a purpose and made me feel as if I belonged, interacting with a group of teammates that quickly became friends – many of which I still talk to to this day! Never in my wildest dreams did I think my decision to play basketball here at Mount would change my life and help me understand how important being part of a team and a community can be. I had tremendous coaches that were great role models and leaders. They quickly helped me understand what it was I wanted to do with my life – become a teacher and a coach.
In athletics here at Mount, we promote education-based athletics, teaching value through sports. Building yourself as an athlete, student, and person is what being part of a team can accomplish. As a parent and as an athletic administrator, I feel very strongly in saying I believe being a member of a sports team at this school is something every student should experience. We promote excellence in what we do on and off the playing field, but we also promote participation. Some teams do make cuts, however, there are a number of teams which do not, and accept students who are willing to work hard, learn, and want to be part of a team.
There are over 50 teams and over 70 coaches at Mount. There is a place here for every student. Our goal is to have every student reach his or her own level of greatness. Parents, encourage your child to play a sport. Students, think about participating in athletics. I believe it will make a difference in your lives. Playing sports for your school and wearing the Mount colors will instill “Mount pride” in you that I myself and many others have had the chance to feel.
Once a Mountie, always a Mountie!
Raymond Leveille, CAA Class of 2000
-Director of Athletics
Mount Saint Charles Academy has a strong tradition of athletic excellence, and Mount pride has been instilled in generations of students from the first ice hockey teams of Brother Adelard, SC – the Father of Schoolboy Hockey in Rhode Island – through the newest additions in team sports to our athletic program.
Athletics at Mount Saint Charles are an integral part of the formation of the whole child. We not only seek to form the physical strength, coordination, and skill of the child in his or her particular sport, we also seek to form the foundations of character, perseverance, leadership, and teamwork in each child through his or her participation in athletic endeavors at Mount. For each season, there is at least one sport that is fully participatory at the high school and junior high level – therefore, every single student who would like to participate in a sport in any given season has the opportunity to do so.
Mount Saint Charles is committed to promoting the “Five Principles of Honorable Competition.” Every season, team captains of each varsity sport are engaged in a conversation of what it means to honorably compete, and each is tasked with the mission of promoting such behavior among their teammates. Each captain is asked to briefly describe written examples of honorable competition that occur during the season. The developing and sharing of these stories makes a difference in the sports culture of our school community.
- Athletics are offered at the middle school level (6th- through 8th-grade) and the high school level (9th- through 12th-grade), for boys and girls.
- Mount Saint Charles is a member of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL), and the Catholic Athletic League (CAL).
“We could help the girls with any of their problems or concerns, and we really became like a second family.” – Julia Kinnear, Class of 2018, former co-captain of Mount’s girls’ tennis team