First Presbyterian Academy is home to 21 athletic teams competing in nine sports. All athletic teams compete on the Academy at Shannon Forest campus and are known as the Crusaders. The school views Athletics as a part of the educational process and expectations are held to the same high standards as all other educational pursuits. High School and Middle School athletes are mentored by exceptional Christian coaches who are rooted in truth and faith and are fundamentally sound in their sport. The school is a member of the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), Class AA - Region 1 Division. Middle School students compete in the Carolina Middle School Conference (CMSC). The Crusaders have won 23 state and conference championship titles. Parents are involved through an active Crusader Booster Club and younger students can remain active through a year-round Intramural Sports Program.