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Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy (the Academy) is regarded as one of the top charter school athletic programs in New England.  At the Academy, athletic competition is a vital part of our school community, and is guided by the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and character development.

Academy students, the Panthers, compete in the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO).  Teams compete interscholastically in boys and girls basketball, track and field, and soccer. 

Academy Championships 

MCSAO Boys Basketball Championships

2006, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

Charter School Cup Boys Basketball Championships

2011, 2013, 2014, 2016

Charter School Cup Girls Basketball Championships


MCSAO Boys Track and Field Championships


MCSAO Girls Track and Field Championships

2011, 2013

Athletic Spotlights

SLA Wins 2014 MCSBL Championship

SLA boys basketball won the 2014 MCSBL Championship defeating KIPP Academy Lynn 56-19. This is the 3 MCSBL championship for the boys team in the past 5 years, and the schools 4th overall. More...

SLA Takes 2013 8th Grade NE Town-Travel Championship

SLA dominated the competition finishing undefeated over the weekend at 4-0, and taking home the 2013 8th Grade New England Town-Travel Championship. More...

SLA Tops Hillside In Showdown

SLA was the only middle school invited to participate in the prestigious 2013 National Post Grad Hoops Festival, beating Hillside School 64-58. More...

SLA Alumnus Bruce Brown Receives Scholarship Offer

Bruce Brown '11 received a division 1 basketball scholarship offer from Manhattan College. Brown is currently a sophomore at Vermont Academy, who competes in the NEPSAC. More...

SLA Boys Basketball Wins Charter School Cup

SLA boys basketball beat host team Community Day Charter School 43-29, to earn its second Charter School Cup in the past 4 years. Julian Howell (7th grader) earned MVP honors More...

SLA Alumnus Sherron Harris Dominates As Freshmen

Sherron Harris, a 2012 graduate of SLA scored 26 points and 6 steals, while going 5-8 from the 3-point line, in a 67-62 win for Melrose High School. More...

SLA Teachers Featured On Mass Appeal 22 News

Hoops Elite Academy was featured on Mass Appeal 22 News discussing a successful first summer. More...

SLA Alumnus A Basketball Star In The Making

Bruce Brown, who graduated from SLA in 2011, had 18 points and 15 rebounds leading his Wakefield Warriors squad over the Reading Rockets 59-48 on Jan. 29, and is featured in ESPN Boston High School Blog. More...
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