Athletic Department

All athletic schedules are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the PhoenixNet calendar.
Andrews Osborne Academy athletic programs offer diverse opportunities for all ability levels, from JV and Varsity teams to elite Prep teams for boys' soccer and basketball.  Available across all three divisions, our athletic programming emphasizes the life-changing benefits of sports, such as building self-confidence, teamwork, and shared goals. We prioritize developing good habits and a strong work ethic, viewing winning as just one of many positive outcomes of a dedicated process.

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  • Prep Sports

    The Andrews Osborne Academy Athletic Department is proud to offer high performance prep level sports for Boys Basketball and Boys Soccer. These programs compete nationally against other top prep schools in the United States. These programs feature year-round athletic sport specific training with the goal of high level college placement for each student athlete who is part of the program. Prep level sports teams do not compete in the OHSAA.

    Andrews Osborne Academy JV and Varsity athletic programs compete as proud members of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). The OHSAA is the premier organization for private and public high schools throughout the state of Ohio. AOA teams compete each year for sectional, district, regional, and state championships. As a member of the OHSAA, some AOA varsity sports also compete in the Lake Effect conference throughout their respective seasons.  
  • Independent School League (ISL)

    Andrews Osborne Academy's Lower School and Middle School athletic teams compete as a proud members of the Independent School League (ISL). The league includes AOA, Fuchs Mizrachi, Gilmour Academy, Hudson Montessori, Lawrence School, Old Trail School, Canton Country Day School, The Lippman School, Lillian & Betty Ratner School, Ruffing Montessori, Mandel Jewish Day School, and Spring Garden School.  
  • Athletic Hall of Fame

    Started in 2019, the Athletic Hall of Fame was created to honor the athletic history of both The Andrews School and Andrews Osborne Academy. To formally nominate a candidate, please email Athletic Director Rudy Kirbus at

    A completed nomination must include the candidate's graduation year along with all athletic accomplishments both as a student at Andrews School or AOA and after graduation.  Coaches and other individuals who played a role in the athletic program are also eligible.  To be considered for induction, candidates must have graduated 10 or more years ago or have completed working at the school 5 or more years ago.

    Current Athletic Hall of Fame Members

    Kyle McPhillips ‘12
    Vance Linamen (former Athletic Director) 
    Jordan Jones ‘13
    Alex Rosen ‘13

    The Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2024 will be inducted on October 5th, 2024 during Alumni Weekend.  The inductees are listed below:
    Melanie Williams '07
    Roxane Durant (former Equestrian Director)
    Nancy Kohler (former Equestrian Director)
    2014 Varsity Boys Basketball Team
  • Athletic Facilities

    Indoor Athletic Center
    Andrews Osborne Academy opened phase one of our new 80,000 square foot Indoor Athletic Center in February of 2015. The first phase of the new facility includes a 200 x 100 foot synthetic turf playing surface that is used for a variety of indoor sports including soccer, baseball and lacrosse. The complex offers state-of-the-art equipment that includes batting cages and a designated pitching area. The IAC (Indoor Athletic Center) is used by the AOA community for training and conditioning for various athletic teams as well as physical education classes, and is available for rent to outside organizations offering both a lower and upper lobby, full kitchen and bar.

    For rental information of Graham Gymnasium, Loomis Field, and Tennis and Pickleball Courts, please contact Athletic Director, Rudy Kirbus, at

  • Field and Facility Rentals

    Please contact AOA Athletic Director, Rudy Kirbus, for inquires, reservations, and pricing.

    Phone: 440-942-3600 x225
  • Croatia Juniors Soccer Club

    Andrews Osborne Academy is proud to partner with Croatia Juniors Soccer Club. Throughout the year, Croatia Juniors uses AOA's indoor and outdoor soccer facilities to run their program and also hosts soccer events and tournaments. For more information, visit the Croatia Juniors Soccer website

Athletics by Level

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  • Lower School

    Lower School athletic offerings are introductory in nature.  They provide lower school students an opportunity to experiment with sports they may enjoy and have an early experience being on a school team.  Emphasis in all lower school offerings will be on learning fundamental skills, how to be a good teammate, and having fun.  While some competitive situations are provided, the focus will always remain on having a positive experience, rather than the outcome of a particular game.
  • Middle School

    Middle School athletic offerings remain developmental in nature but increase in scope and competitiveness. Coaches maintain a strong emphasis on fundamental skill acquisition and technique in a fun, motivational environment.  They also begin introducing sport-specific tactics and IQ to their players. AOA's core values of creativity, community, leadership, global awareness, and diversity are also supported in the middle school athletic experience.
  • Upper School

    Upper School athletics provides opportunities for students in grades 9-12 to enjoy a quality sporting experience during their high school years at AOA.  AOA maintains a no-cut policy as is proud to offer various levels of competitive teams. Varsity and Prep coaches expect a significant commitment from student-athletes on these teams.  While this commitment can be a challenge to balance in a student-athlete's life at times due to the academic rigor at AOA, the time management skills learned through Upper School athletic participation will be a benefit that is life-long.  

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  • Photo of Rudy Kirbus

    Rudy Kirbus 

    Athletic Director and Admission Associate
Athletic Training Services provided by University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Athletic Offerings


Upper School
Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Boys Golf, Girls Golf, Girls Volleyball, Girls Tennis, Co-ed Esports
Middle School
Girls Volleyball, Girls Tennis, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country,
Co-ed Soccer
Lower School
Co-ed Soccer


Upper School
Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Swimming, Girls Swimming, Boys Bowling (club), Girls Bowling (club)
Middle School
Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Swimming, Girls Swimming
Lower School
Co-ed Basketball


Upper School
Boys Baseball, Girls Softball, Boys Tennis, Boys Track, Girls Track, Co-ed Esports
Middle School
Boys Baseball, Girls Softball, Boys Tennis, Boys Track, Girls Track
Lower School
Co-ed Baseball/Softball
Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne Academy

38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Grades PK - 12, PG
P. (440) 942-3600
F. (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.