As an independent school, North Cross offers a broad educational experience and encourages students to follow their passions and perhaps develop new interests by participating in a variety of activities, including athletics. We encourage our students to sign up, show up, have new experiences, develop new friendships as they develop new skills, and perhaps step out of their comfort zones as they step out on our courts, fields, and swim in our pool. We’re a facility rich school with a broad array of athletic programs to try.
Make no mistake, our students, teams and coaches enjoy winning and strive for that “W”. No one likes to lose, but we all know there are more things to learn from a sports experience than just winning. Athletes learn teamwork, personal responsibility, achievement, and they also learn through disappointment. Being on a team is important - after all, most people will be on some sort of team in their future, so working together is a life skill they’ll need. And even if a student doesn’t make the starting lineup, they learn they can and will contribute.
North Cross School is a charter member of both the Blue Ridge Conference (BRC) for our girls’ teams and the Virginia Independent Conference (VIC) for our boys’ teams at the JV and varsity levels. North Cross School is also a member of the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association (VISAA). VISAA is the state governing body for independent school athletics and sponsors all state playoffs for varsity sports. The program, given its small size, has quite an impressive history: 161 conference titles, and 19 state championships since it began competing in 1974.
We expect a lot from our students, in the classroom and on the field; and they deliver. In fact, 17% of the class of 2020 committed to playing sports at the collegiate level when the national average is just 6%.
January 2021: Daniel Byrnes '21 committed to swim at Johns Hopkins University.
January 2021: Michael Mack '21 signed to play football at the Naval Academy.
December 2020: James Jackson '21 signed to play football at the University of Virginia.
November 2020: Asia Minnes '21 signed to swim at the University of Tennessee.
October 2020: Kerrigan Chaney '25 broke a Virginia state record with a time of 14:41 at the Middle School Cross Country Championship Race at Pole Green Park in Richmond.
June 2020: Caroline Lystash '20 and Michael Habib '20 were both selected as recipients of Roanoke Valley Tennis Association Scholarships.
June 2020: Patrick Daly '20, Riley Hoff '20, Sam Karlen '20, and Zack Sommer '20 were recognized as VISAA Three Sport Seniors for the Class of 2020.
May 2020: Solomon Crockett-Eans '20 signed to play Football at Catawba College.
May 2020: Jaedyn Young '20 signed to play Football at Guilford College.
May 2020: Isaac Harris '20 signed to play Lacrosse at Hampton University.
April 2020: Patrick Daly '20 signed to run Cross Country and Track at Wofford College.
April 2020: Ainsley McGinn '20 signed to play Lacrosse at Methodist University.
January 2020: Aden Britton '20 signed to play Football at Coastal Carolina University.
December 2019: Zae Baines '20 signed to play Football at Temple University.
2019 VISAA Football State Champions
2019 VIC Conference Title in Football
2019 BRC Conference Title in Girls Tennis
4254 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
540-989-6641 • (540) 989-7299 (FAX)
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North Cross School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school founded in 1944 and governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
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North Cross School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid or employment policies, or any other programs administered by the School. For more information, read our Inclusivity Statement.
North Cross is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. North Cross School's Junior Kindergarten is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools who is recognized by the Board of Education pursuant to §22.1-19 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Virginia Council for Private Education to accredit private nursery, preschool, elementary and secondary schools in Virginia.
North Cross is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, The Cum Laude Society and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.