Golf reveals character while it teaches humility and courtesy. It’s about the friends you make, the wins and losses you share, and the fun things you remember long after you've forgotten a bad shot or score. I think most of my golfers would say that they feel a deep sense of pride in being part of a winning program that dates back to the earliest days of Prep. They know that they have been part of something much larger than themselves and that they have contributed to that legacy.
— Bob Barry, English teacher and varsity golf coach
Students form some of their strongest bonds on the athletic fields at Prep. We encourage all students to participate in at least one sport in order to promote fitness, school spirit, and the physical values of the Ignatian experience.
Many of Prep’s teams have a “no-cut” policy. The result is that more than 85 percent of the student body experiences interscholastic competition. And the vast majority of athletes participate in at least two sports.
Prep has a great history of athletic success, and recent years are no exception. From 2002-2012, Prep won a total of 58 league championships in 12 different sports. But the most important lessons our athletes learn can’t be measured with scores and trophies. Prep’s coaches serve as role models, inspiring dedication to excellence, commitment to team, and the development of sportsmanship, on and off the field.
Prep is a member of the Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC). Other members of the IAC include St. Albans, Landon, Bullis, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes and Episcopal High School. Prep competes in the IAC for all sports except football, rugby and fencing. Beginning in fall 2012, Prep will play an independent schedule in football. The football program previously competed in the IAC and the MIAA.
Athletic Director: Mr. Dan Paro '79