Westchester Country Day’s Latin motto, Mens Sana in Corpore Sano (A sound mind in a sound body), has guided the school’s leaders to the conviction that the athletic program is a vital part of the holistic education offered at the school.
At Westchester Country Day, excellence in athletics is measured not by margin of victory, but more in terms of developing areas of personal growth for our student athletes. Physical, intellectual, and social skill building are all part of the process of preparing our young charges for future challenges. Sportsmanship, respect for others, loyalty, commitment, teamwork, and a strong individual work ethic are values held high, and relied upon as a foundation for an education within our athletic program. Winning is always a goal, but never the primary focus of our responsibility as educators.
Westchester Country Day is a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) - Division 2A and participates in the Triad Athletic Conference with American Hebrew Academy, Burlington Christian Academy, Caldwell Academy, Carolina Friends School, Salem Academy, Salem Baptist Christian School, The Elon School, and Trinity School of Durham. In 2004 Westchester was the recipient of the coveted Wachovia Cup Award, recognizing the premier athletic program in state 2A competition. WCDS also participates in the Triad Middle Athletic Conference with Canterbury School, Greensboro Academy, Burlington Day School, and Caldwell Academy.