Interstate Athletic Conference

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The Interstate Athletic Conference is an all-boys high school sports league made up of six private high schools in the Washington, D.C., area, competing in twelve varsity sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. The IAC is widely regarded[who?] as one of the most competitive and talent-deep lacrosse leagues in the nation. The IAC is seen as on par with the WCAC in terms of athletics, but just not in school size. Some schools in the IAC are co-ed, so they do not have as many boys to participate in athletics as Gonzaga College High School (WCAC), who have over 900 boys enrolled at the school. The IAC is also seen as more competitive than the MAC and the PVAC, two other high school sports conferences in the Washington, D.C. area. The IAC is also known for its academics as it boasts 3 of the most elite boarding schools in the country.[1]


School Mascot Location
Bullis School Bulldogs Potomac, Maryland
Episcopal High School Maroon Alexandria, Virginia
Georgetown Preparatory School Hoyas North Bethesda, Maryland
Landon School Bears Bethesda, Maryland
St. Albans School Bulldogs Washington, D.C.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School Saints Alexandria, Virginia

Past members[edit]


  • 1970: Georgetown Prep's football team is banned from the league. This ban lasts 11 years.[2]
  • 2004: League Headmasters meet and decide to remove Georgetown Prep's football team, citing the schools larger number of male students and higher football aspirations than the league's other schools[2]

Some Notable Athletes and Coaches over the Years[edit]



St. Albans


Georgetown Prep

St. Stephens and St. Agnes

  • Chris Meloni '79
  • Andy Hitt, Football
  • Michael Schwimer, Baseball
  • Jerry Howell
  • Whit Mayberry, Baseball
  • Coach Herb Soles Wrestling
  • Richard Pleasants '78
  • Coach Al "Sleepy" Thompson Football/Athletic Director
  • Coach David Hooper Wrestling

Sidwell Friends (1999 and earlier)


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  2. ^ a b "Prep Is Too Good For Its Conference" by Tarik El-Bashir, Washington Post