Upper School Athletics
Recognized as one of the top programs in the nation, Bolles continues a strong tradition of excellence in upper school athletics. Bolles teams have won a total of 107 team state titles in 15 different sports, along with 77 state runner-up finishes. In 2009, ESPN RISE
ranked Bolles as the #1 boys’ athletic program in the country and MaxPreps
named Bolles the third best overall athletic program nationally in the same year. In 2005, Sports Illustrated
ranked Bolles as the ninth best athletic program out of 38,000 high schools in the nation over the previous 10 years. Bolles earned a statewide all-sports award for the 33rd year in 2013. Bolles won the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Sunshine Cup for the 18th year in 2013, earning the award for 11 consecutive years from 1995-2005 and again from 2007-13. Bolles also claimed the Florida Athletic Coaches Association’s Carey E. McDonald All-Sports Award for 26 consecutive years, beginning in 1980 until the FACA stopped awarding the trophy in 2005.
Bolles offers 24 varsity level sports over three seasons. Eight sports compete in the fall, five in the winter, and 11 in the spring. There are 13 sports in which boys can participate and eleven for girls. Junior varsity opportunities are available in 17 sports and 15 sports are non-cut. At least one non-cut sport occurs during each season. Bolles remains committed to offering as wide a range of athletic opportunities as possible to its students.