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. Some schools in the IAC are co-ed, so they do not have as many boys to participate in athletics as some schools in the MAC and WCAC. For example, Gonzaga College High School (WCAC), have over 900 boys enrolled at the school while Episcopal high school (IAC) only has 435 boys and girls combined. Although this is true, the IAC is still seen as on par with or surpassing the WCAC and the MAC and more competitive than the PVAC, the other private high school sports conference's 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 Location Colors Established Enrollment Team name Joined
Bullis School Potomac, Maryland          1930 745 Bulldogs -
Episcopal High School Alexandria, Virginia          1839 435 Maroon -
Georgetown Preparatory School North Bethesda, Maryland          1789 490 Hoyas -
Landon School Bethesda, Maryland          1929 670 Bears -
St. Albans School Washington, D.C.          1909 575 Bulldogs -
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School Alexandria, Virginia              1924 450 Saints -

Past members[edit]

School Location Colors Established Enrollment Team name Joined Left
Sidwell Friends School Washington, D.C.          1883 1,150 Quakers - 1999
Saint James School St. James, Maryland          1842 235 Saints - -


  • 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]

Notable athletes and coaches[edit]

Landon School[edit]

Episcopal High School[edit]

St. Albans School[edit]

Bullis School[edit]

Georgetown Preparatory School[edit]

St. Stephens and St. Agnes School[edit]

“Sleepy” Thompson (basketball coach)

Sidwell Friends School (1999 and earlier)[edit]