Embracing the ancient Greek ideal of mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body), Chelsea Academy encourages participation in its sports program as a way of promoting physical development, athletic skills, and team play as well as building character and good sportsmanship in its students.
Varsity sports are members of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) for the purposes of attending state tournaments. Effective for the 2022-23 school year all Chelsea sports teams will compete in the NVIAC as well. The middle school is a member of the Virginia Middle School Conference (VMSC).
For its practice facilities and home games, uses the fields and gym at the new Chelsea building (formally Virginia International Academy) and rents the gyms at Rivendell Athletic Club. All sports have home games at the new Chelsea building: 1190 Progress Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
The Physical Form must be completed at the students physical and returned to Chelsea in order to participate in athletics.