Washington International School’s athletics program embodies the mission, philosophy and objectives of the School and fosters the development of character, life skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Physical education programs are an important part of the weekly program for students from Preschool to Grade 12. After school programs also allow Primary School students an opportunity to explore their interest in sports. Middle and Upper School teams compete in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC), a league consisting of private schools in the DC metropolitan area.
UPDATE ON ATHLETICS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
November 2020: The PVAC met in a virtual setting to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the league’s plans to move forward with our January start date for winter interscholastic competition (Basketball). After discussions, a recognition of current COVID-19 case trends, and unanimous agreement, the Directors decided to postpone the start of winter competition until at least the middle of January, at which point the league will reconvene to assess the viability of moving forward.
August 2020: The PVAC has announced that the fall and winter athletics seasons for 2020 are cancelled. The PVAC will hold abbreviated versions of all three athletics seasons between January and June 2021. We understand the disappointment this decision brings to the WIS community; however we are putting the health and safety of students and coaches first.
The Athletics Department has scheduled opportunities for students to take part in small-group activities/skill sessions. The schedule is available on the Athletics Calendar.