Every boy in our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools is required to participate in daily sports — varsity, club or intramural — to stay physically fit and learn about the value of teamwork, fair play, perseverance and healthy living.
Landon has a 75-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities such as our Barton Alumni Athletic Center, which includes two gymnasiums, a wrestling room, and a 5,500 square foot strength and conditioning area that features almost 9,000 pounds of weights.
Outside, we have a turf field with a track renovated in 2016, four grass fields, 10 outdoor tennis courts, two baseball fields, an outdoor swimming pool, two miles of cross country trails, and a riflery range. Our ice hockey team skates at the Bears’ Den at Rockville Ice Arena. We also have two full-time athletic trainers on staff.
In the Upper School, we have a storied history of athletics success. Our varsity teams have brought home 192 Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) championships, and our athletes often go on to compete at the collegiate level — we have had more than 160 boys play NCAA athletics over the past decade, including 22 members of the Class of 2017 (pictured above) and 53 Bears in the past three years.
In 2017, our lacrosse team went 21–0 to earn the program's fourth ever Nike/US Lacrosse national title. Justin Shockey '17 was named Washington Post All-Met Lacrosse Player of the Year (the highest D.C.-area honor) and USA Today ALL-USA National Lacrosse Player of the Year, while Joey Epstein '18 earned Epoch/US Lacrosse National Player of the Year and Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year honors. Ten spring athletes received All-Met accolades, and Coach Jack Duquette was named All-Met Golf Coach of the Year for leading his team to its fourth straight IAC crown. Tennis also claimed its 49th IAC title and first outright since 2004. Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves drafted Randy Bednar Jr. '17 (although he has decided to play in college before going pro). And Landon finish tied with Georgetown Prep for the 2016–17 IAC Founders Cup, given to the school(s) with the best performances in 11 varsity sports over the course of the year.
Upper School Offerings
We offer 23 athletics options in the Upper School: 20 interscholastic sports (some of which have varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams), winter intramurals, and midday fitness and after-school strength and conditioning classes that teach the keys to physical fitness. Click here to see a list of Upper School sports options.
Middle School Offerings
In the Middle School, you will choose from 12 interscholastic sports, some of which (football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse) have grade-specific teams. Intramural options such as water polo, strength and conditioning, and street hockey are also available. In addition, all Form II boys participate in a health-and-wellness class that meets once per eight-day cycle to teach the value of physical well-being, nutrition, safety and exercise. Click here to see a list of Middle School sports options.
Lower School Offerings
Third and fourth graders choose either football or soccer in the fall and then rotate through a cycle in the winter and spring to sample six different sports. In Grade 5, boys can continue to participate in intramurals or choose to compete against other schools in one interscholastic sport per season. Click here to see a list of Lower School sports options.
Varsity lacrosse Assistant Coach J.R. Bordley '00 recaps the team's 21-0 undefeated season, which ended with an IAC title and a national championship.
Justin Shockey '17 has been named USA Today's 2017 ALL-USA Boys Lacrosse national Player of the Year.
In remarks from Fathers Visiting Day, Headmaster Jim Neill talks about the special, sometimes complicated relationship between fathers and sons.