Philosophy & Program

Athletics at St. Patrick’s play an integral role in our effort to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of our students. Our athletic program mirrors our academic curriculum, in that it makes room both for individuality and for cooperation toward goals that will result in significant accomplishment. We believe that physical activity and participation on a team are important for every student. Thus, we offer our students athletic activities ranging from interscholastic and intramural team sports to physical education.


Interscholastic athletics enable boys and girls to understand and practice the values of teamwork, commitment, and sportsmanship, as well as to develop a positive work ethic and to gain confidence in their physical abilities. St. Patrick’s fields interscholastic teams on the junior varsity (Grades 5 and 6) and varsity (Grades 7 and 8) levels. While students in Grades 5 and 6 all participate in physical education classes during the school day, they have the option of playing on an after-school interscholastic team at the junior varsity level. The varsity teams consist of students in Grades 7 and 8, for whom participation in the athletic program is mandatory, replacing physical education as part of the school day. In certain instances, students in Grade 6 (and, much less frequently, in Grade 5) may participate at the varsity level. Athletics offerings for the fall season are listed in a following section. 

St. Patrick’s is a member of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC). The conference, which comprises nine independent schools in Maryland, Virginia, and the District, provides a safe and compatible level of competition among its members. School banners are awarded at the end of each season to top finishers in regular-season and tournament play. St. Patrick’s also competes against schools outside the CAC.

Students in Grades 4 through 6 who are seeking greater skill development in soccer, basketball, or lacrosse and who may not be ready for interscholastic competition can participate in a series of once-a-week clinics and seasonal intramural competition. Lacrosse clinic is open to students in Grades 3 as well.

Offerings

Fall
Interscholastic Soccer (5-8) Interscholastic Cross-Country (5-8)  Developmental Basketball (3-6)

Winter
Interscholastic Basketball (5-8) Conditioning (7-8) Yoga (7-8)

Spring
Interscholastic Lacrosse (5-8) Developmental Lacrosse (3-6) Interscholastic Track and Field (5-8) Developmental Soccer (3-6)


Useful Resources

 Sports Hotline - 202-342-7248

Calendar Feed

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Calendar

Wed Oct 01

Girls JV "B" Soccer AT Washington Episcopal

Washington Episcopal
Read More3:45 PM 4:45 PM
Thu Oct 02

Boys JV "A" Soccer VS Congressional

St. Patrick's
Read More3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Fri Oct 03

Boys JV "A" Soccer AT Immanuel Christian School

Immanuel Christian School
Read More3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Boys Varsity Soccer VS Immanuel Christian School

St. Patrick's
Read More3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Girls JV "A" Soccer AT Immanuel Christian School

Immanuel Christian School
Read More4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Girls Varsity Soccer VS Immanuel Christian School

St. Patrick's
Read More4:30 PM 5:30 PM
Mon Oct 06

Girls JV "B" Soccer VS Washington Waldorf

St. Patrick's
Read More3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Boys JV "B" Soccer VS Washington Waldorf

St. Patrick's
Read More4:30 PM 5:30 PM
Tue Oct 07

CAC Cross Country Meet

Norwood
Read More2:45 PM 3:45 PM

Girls Varsity Soccer VS Sheridan

St. Patrick's
Read More4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Boys Varsity Soccer VS Sheridan

St. Patrick's
Read More5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wed Oct 08

Boys Varsity Soccer VS Langley

St. Patrick's
3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Girls Varsity Soccer VS Langley

St. Patrick's
4:30 PM 5:30 PM
Fri Oct 10

JV & Varsity Cross Country AT Immanuel Christian School

Imnmanuel Christian School

Varsity Cross Country AT ICS

ICS
Read More3:00 PM 5:30 PM

JV Cross Country AT ICS

ICS
Read More3:30 PM 5:30 PM
Tue Oct 14

Girls JV "B" Soccer VS Washington Episcopal

St. Patrick's
Read More3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Wed Oct 15

Boys JV "B" Soccer VS Norwood

St. Patrick's
Read More3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Girls JV "B" Soccer VS Norwood

St. Patrick's
Read More4:30 PM 5:30 PM
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