Athletics is a big part of the Saint John’s community and yes, it is competitive. Saint John’s offers 18 different sports at the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity levels, and has at least 2 no-cut sports for each season. There are no “throwaway” sports at SJ, as every sport has strong expectations for sportsmanship and success.
Encourage your son to try out, because he may make the team of his dreams. If he does not, then he may find that he enjoys or is even better at one of the other sports in the school.
Many Saint John’s High School students find that sports were not as important to them as they grew older as they seemed when they were 13 and in junior high. Many students pursue other extracurricular interests once in high school and they are proud to flourish in areas other than athletics.