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Students attending AITE participate in the competitive athletic programs of their districted school.

AITE Student-Athlete Sports Bus Information and the contact info for the ADs at SHS and WHS:

AITE Student Athletes Bus Procedure

Where do I play?

Students who choose to attend AITE still have the option to participate in high school athletics. Per CIAC rules, AITE is a school of choice and therefore anyone that wishes to participate in high school athletics must do so at their designated sending district. For example, if your school district is Stamford High School then you would at Stamford High. If you school district is Norwalk High School, then you are required to go to Norwalk High School to participate in athletics.

How do I get there?

For Stamford based students needing transportation to their districted Stamford school for athletic participation there are two options.

Option 1- there is a designated sports bus that leaves AITE at 1:45 (bus #114) and goes to Stamford High School and then Westhill High School (arriving at approximately 1:55 pm and 2:10 pm respectively).

Option 2 – there are two buses that leave AITE at regular dismissal time of 2:05 and have stops at Stamford High School (bus #141) and Westhill High School (bus #210) respectively (arriving at approximately 2:30pm). If a student chooses option 2, that would allow roughly 15 minutes to get for practice. Coaches are aware and understand that these students may be arriving late to practice and this will not have a negative impact on the student athlete.

Each individual family can choose which option they feel is best for their student. It is also acceptable to go back and forth between them, depending on the school schedule and the athletics schedule as well.

For students districted outside of Stamford there are a variety of buses and transportation options to the train station for students to use, to get back to their sending districts for athletics. These leave at the regular dismissal time of 2:05.

Athletic Eligibility.

Athletic academic eligibility is determined by each sending school’s district. Student athletes are bound to their sending district’s policy. Check with the AITE school counseling department to find the eligibility standards that apply.

Registering to tryout/participate in athletics.

This varies from school to school and district to district. Please check your sending district’s athletics website for details on when, how and the rules for athletics registration.

*Note – Any student athletes leaving on the early sports bus must get approval with a signed “Early Sports Bus Permission Slip” - signed by both the coach and parent. This form is available at and should be returned to the AITE main office.


Stamford High School

Director of Athletics - Chris Passamano




Westhill High School

Director of Athletics - Richard Cerone


AITE Athletes

Photo 4th annual signing day

Congratulations to Niko Christon, Sean Fenske, Carmindy Herrman, Savannah Herrman, and Peter Mottolese, who were recognized at AITE’s 4th College Signing Day ceremony.  A parent, coaches, and a former teammate spoke eloquently about the accomplishments of each of these in their respective athletic programs.  Niko and Sean played baseball at WHS and SHS.  Carmindy and Savannah played lacrosse at Joel Barlow High School, and Peter Mottolese swam on the Chelsea Piers swim team.  These students have committed to continue in these sports at the college Division 1, 2, or 3 levels. We wish them all continued success!


Photo 4th annual signing day
soccer photo

Congratulations to AITE striker, Noel Vargas and senior goalkeeper and captain, Cristian Vitti, who played boys’ soccer at SHS were selected to the CT All-State team for the fall.  Cristian was also named to the All-State Academic Team. 


soccer photo

Congratulations to seniors Lyon Atiencia, Eric Osterhus, and Marco Ratermann who were celebrated at AITE’s 3rd Annual Signing-Day event on January 11, 2023 and have committed to playing sports at their universities next year.  Lyon will attend Columbia and play soccer,

Eric will be attending Fordham, and Marco will be attending Brandeis and both will play baseball.

Congratulations to Luke Vander Kolk, a senior at AITE and a member of the Westhill boys soccer team, has been named to the CT Soccer Coaches Association All-State team.  Luke has had an outstanding career at Westhill and this is a well-deserved honor.

Congratulations to AITE seniors Eric Osterhus and Marco Ratermann. Eric recently signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Fordham University on a Baseball Scholarship. Marco signed his “celebratory signing form,” which is similar to a NLI, for Brandeis University where he will enroll as a student-athlete playing baseball.

Congratulations to AITE junior Cristian Vitti, who was named to the ALL FCIAC West team.  Cristian is the goalkeeper and captain of the Stamford High School soccer team.

Congratulations to AITE senior Daniel Goldberg, who qualified to run in the CIAC Open Cross Country Championship Meet, which was held on November 4.  Dan is only the second runner from Westhill’s Cross Country Team to qualify for the Open since 2007.