Community School of Naples offers a comprehensive athletic program for both male and female students in Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12). CSN is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (Middle School Conference). The Department of Athletics at CSN is committed to being an integral part of the overall educational experience offered by the school.
CSN offers a total of more than 35 interscholastic sports teams. Varsity teams offer the students the opportunity to compete at the district, regional and state level. Playing a varsity sport is a significant commitment and requires dedication during the season and in the off-season. The junior varsity level gives the athlete the opportunity to refine his/her fundamental skills and learn the more complex tactics and strategies in preparation for future varsity play. The middle school sports program offers the students the opportunity to develop fundamental skills and basic team concepts.
As a competitive athletic program, we will fill our rosters with the most talented student-athletes, regardless of age, beginning with the varsity team. While doing so, we will also operate within the FHSAA’s age restriction guidelines. By fielding the most competitive teams possible, the athletic program will be more successful. This success will help foster school spirit for all students. Additionally, a successful season also extends season length and increases the level of play and competition; both of these will enhance the overall experience for our student-athletes.
Community School of Naples has always assembled the best of our school’s talent on academic teams, theatrical productions and musical performances in an educationally centered environment. Just as the school would send its best spellers to a spelling bee, and top math students to Mu Alpha Theta, the FHSAA’s recognition of CSN as a “combination” school, allows the Athletic Department to follow suit by assembling our best athletic talent in a similar fashion.
Participation on any CSN athletic team is a distinct privilege to be earned, not a universal right. This participation carries obligations with respect to conduct, sportsmanship, and academic performance. The Athletic office requires a copy of a student's Birth Certificate, as well as an updated Physical form, Parental Consent form, and Parental Concussion and Heat Related Illness Information Release form, before the student may participate in the Athletic programs.