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Athletics Welcome
 

The Washington Academy student-athlete embodies the spirit of interscholastic athletics by combining intellectual achievement with physical excellence. Surrounded by their intellectual equals off the field and their athletic equals on the field, student-athletes must strive to their limits to maintain their standing in both environments. 

The WA athletic program provides our student athletes with an opportunity to broaden their educational experiences through an assortment of team and individual sports. The many lessons learned in athletics will complement those taught in the classroom and home such as honor, respect, responsibility, commitment, preparation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Lifelong relationships among teammates, opponents, and coaches are all part of the athletic experience. 

Our student-athletes compete in games, matches, races, tournaments, and championships with the courage that has become a signature of Raider Nation. As members of the WA community let us continue to serve one another with the same passion and excellence. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, "Success is never final, failure, is never fatal. It's courage that counts." 

We look forward to your participation in our athletic program and together we will strive for excellence! 

Go Raiders! 

Rich Olivares
Assistant Head of School/Athletic Director

 

Athletics Philosophy

 

We take being a Raider seriously. And it's not just about honing individual skills in hopes you can play on a college team someday. It’s about being part of a team and representing 225 years of athletic history. It’s also about building a future. At WA, we feel strongly that our athletic program enhances your mental alertness, physical growth, and develops a sense of citizenship.

Washington Academy’s athletic program is structured around participation in competitive athletics as the best way to develop physical health and teach life lessons. During any given school year, over 260 students will participate on at least one interscholastic team. Our philosophy is to provide a safe, healthy learning environment appropriate for individual athletic abilities with the ultimate goal of developing hard work, commitment, self respect, and respect of others.