Our Athletics Philosophy

At St. Augustine, our athletics programs serve our school’s mission, which is to cultivate excellence, wisdom, and joy by assisting parents in the education of their children, so that they may grow into a thorough understanding of God’s truth, goodness, and beauty.

Our student athletes represent St. Augustine through training and competition in cross country, soccer, archery, and tennis. Our aim is to produce teams and athletes who excel in competition. But even more so we seek to grow in our student athletes an increased understanding of God’s provision and affection for his children. Our highest aim is that our student-athletes, coaches, and fans would continually reflect the truth, goodness, and beauty of our Creator and wholeheartedly point others toward Christ. St. Augustine was awarded the All Sport award by MAIS in the 2021-2022 school year.


2022 State Champions
The St. Augustine tennis team is led by Coach Kristen Eley. St. Augustine offers students access to Varsity and Junior Varsity tennis activities. Coach Eley works with our students to create a fun and competitive tennis experience. The Gryphon tennis program has won both boys and girls MAIS 3A State Championships in 2022 and brought home the boys MAIS 3A State Championship in 2023.


2022 State Champions
St. Augustine Gryphon soccer fields competitive Varsity and Junior Varsity teams in both the boys and girls MAIS Division 3. Coach Thomas Gardner and Coach Daniel Scarborough lead the boys while Coach Derick Washer and Coach Ashleigh Perritt lead our Gryphon girls. Club level soccer is provided to gauge interest in the lower school and is led by Coach Ashleigh Perritt. Our Gryphon soccer programs have over 85 student athletes committed to representing St. Augustine on the soccer pitch. The St. Augustine Gryphon girls were the MAIS Division 3 State Champions in 2022.

Cross Country

2022 State Champions
The Gryphon cross country team is led by Coach Peter Davis and assisted by Coach Christie Barber. Coach Davis and Coach Barber work with St. Augustine students to train their mind and body to overcome the challenges of distance running. The Gryphon cross country team has won the 2021 and 2022 MAIS Class 3A girls state championship. The Gryphon running program consists of Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Club level teams.


2022 State Champions
The Gryphon Archery Program is led by Coach Keith Simpson and by Coach Dean Davis. St. Augustine offers students access to Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Club level activities. Coach Davis and Coach Simpson train our student-athletes to control their minds and bodies as they compete in meets throughout the year. The St. Augustine Archery program has won the MAIS Class 3A State Championship in 2022 and 2023. The Gryphon Archery Team is proud to have two students receive scholarships to continue their archery skills at the collegiate level.


2022 State Champions

St Augustine Chess Club is a vibrant community of students who have bonded over an exciting and challenging 1500 year old game sometimes referred to as “gymnastics of the mind.” The beauty of chess is that beginners and advanced players alike can equally enjoy chess, and choose how often they practice and play and their level of involvement in competitions. There are monthly evening, bi-weekly afternoon, and weekly online sessions. There is space for parental involvement in the club, and kids often love to play with their families at home, too.

For those who choose to, we compete in the MAIS tournament in the Fall, in which we have had some great success. We also host a couple of tournaments per year, generating some income which has been used to partner with an inner-city ministry, where our chess kids also volunteer by teaching chess to the ministry’s afterschool program kids.

Saint Augustine School, Ridgeland, MS

Classical. Christian. Collaborative.