Varsity is the competition-based side of School Sports NL. There are currently 10 Official Sports and 6 Foundation Sports available to student-athletes.

Official Sports are played at the regional level, and provide student-athletes with the opportunity to advance to provincial tournaments. These sports are supported by Tournaments, the Annual Awards Program, Sports Stars Recognition Program and other resources. They include:

Slo-Pitch + Outdoor Soccer + Cross-Country Running + Indoor Soccer + Volleyball + Table Tennis + Basketball + Ball Hockey + Badminton + Track & Field

Foundation Sports are the introductory phase of any sport wishing to become part of the SSNL Varsity Program. The sport is in the early days of developing and fostering the interest into more participation province-wide. They include:

Archery + Wrestling + Ultimate Frisbee + Golf + Mountain Biking + Cross Country Skiing