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Landon baseball player swings at the plate

You are a Bear.

You are a fierce competitor fully supported by a community of brothers.

At Landon, we require physical activity because boys require it to focus and excel. Throughout their academic career, each student-athlete will participate in individual or team sports, whether intramurals or interscholastic competition up through the varsity level.

Men and women, many of whom are teacher-coach-mentors, expertly hone athletic ability, strengthen physical and mental lifelong health, and mentor each boy’s development as a competitor and a young man of character.

Landon’s extensive championships and titles are a product of the determination and perseverance of every Bear, and his dedication to himself, his sport, and his teammates.

Conrad '23


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Paul Padalino

Upper School Math Teacher and Associate Athletics Director

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Zack '24


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Welcome our new Bear to the Den!

Landon has updated its athletic logos. The Landon "L" is returning to a form more like what was used after the school's founding in 1929, while the Landon Bear receives a fresh, stronger look for use more widely in athletics, on spirit wear, and throughout our campus.

The goal of these updates is to uphold tradition, create a compelling  consistency, and promote school spirit. Here's a look at our new Bear!

Hill Run at Homecoming 2019



Athletic Teams Grades 3–Varsity


Acre Campus


of Boys Participate in Athletics Every Season



The foundation of Landon athletics is our philosophy that health and fitness are crucial to a boy’s holistic wellness and academic success.

Whether Bears aim for elite collegiate athletics or lifetime recreation, Landon athletics supports all aspects of a boy’s development—instilling the values of commitment and hard work, as well as delivering the satisfaction of individual and team accomplishment.

The athletic program holds sportsmanship, personal accountability, cooperation, and leadership as pillars, and seeks to prepare every Bear to face adversity and overcome challenges.



Movement Minutes in Lower School Daily


Movement Minutes in Middle School Daily


Athletics Options in Upper School

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Our program has a place for every boy.

Athletics at Landon are cocurricular, which means every student in every grade participates.  In the Lower School (Grades 3-5), Bears rotate through six sports, learning rules and building skills to find success. In the Middle (Grades 6-8) and Upper Schools (Grades 9-12), Bears choose a sport in all three seasons. Our program offers opportunities in interscholastic, club, and intramural sports.


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Spring Teams

Winter Teams

Fall Teams

Landon competes in the Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC). The conference includes six highly competitive, character driven, and academically rigorous private schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. 

Student Achievements

Soccer team celebrates title

Bear pride is rooted in a legacy of athletic achievement.

Since winning its first Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) title in 1939, Landon has won at least one IAC title every year except three. This winning tradition comes from an unrivaled combination of dedicated student-athletes, experienced coaches, and exceptional facilities.


Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) Championships since 1939


IAC Titles in 8 Sports in the Last 5 Years


of Varsity Teams Dedicate Time to Community Service


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Issa Mudashiru
Class of 2021, Soccer 
Princeton University

As an All-IAC athlete, accomplished violinist, and known leader in the community, Mudashiru embodies all that it means to be a Landon Bear. He played as an amateur for Loudon United, the second division affiliate of DC United, and works with Grassroots Soccer, a not-for-profit agency that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries.

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Mark Ebo
Class of 2016, Football
College of the Holy Cross

Ebo elevated his game as team captain and won first team All-Conference (IAC) honors at Landon to ultimately play Division I football at College of the Holy Cross. While in college, Ebo was named to the All-Patriot League second team, selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, and won the Connor Award as the person the players are most proud of as a teammate.

John Geppert runs down field with lacrosse stick


John Geppert
Class of 2019, Lacrosse
University of Maryland

Geppert was named a four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse and was awarded two-time all-state and all-conference recognition. He helped lead Landon to a national championship in lacrosse in 2017. He was an all-metro selection at quarterback in 2017in football. Geppert  is an Academic All-Big Ten at Maryland and has won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors. 

Students celebrate their college athletic commitments

Next Level Beyond Landon

Landon prepares students to gain acceptance to their college or university of choice, and for many, the next-level skills to compete at the collegiate level. Our graduates emerge from Landon ready to confidently balance academic and athletic demands of top-tier colleges all around the country. Read more about where the 16 members of the Class of 2021 play college sports.


Landon graduates have played NCAA athletics since 2010


college-level players across all divisions since 2017


Class of 2021 graduates are playing NCAA athletics

Accomplished Coaches

Coach explains basketball strategy


In most cases, the same men and women who challenge and advise boys in Landon’s rigorous curriculum also inspire and coach boys to reach their athletic potential.

These teacher-coach-mentor relationships form strong bonds of mutual trust and respect—essential for boys to reach their highest level of academic and athletic achievement. The emphasis on relationships attracts talented and committed men and women who choose Landon because they want to make a difference in boys’ lives. These exceptional individuals treat this responsibility with the seriousness, commitment, and energy it deserves.


Two full-time certified athletic trainers manage the overall health and wellness of our student-athletes, while two certified strength and conditioning coaches teach boys how to safely increase their physical fitness.

It’s more than winning. It’s about developing the whole person, seeing them grow as a competitive athlete, and helping them learn how to be part of something bigger than themselves.

- chris powers, Varsity baseball coach and Middle school science teacher


Students lift weights

Designed for Growth

Landon’s 75-acre campus is filled with state-of-the-art athletic facilities like the Barton Alumni Athletic Center, which includes two gymnasiums, a wrestling room, and a 5,500-square-foot strength and conditioning area featuring nearly 9,000 pounds of free weights.

We recently installed a new turf field and resurfaced our seven-lane track. Landon boasts 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 nearby in the Bears’ Den at Rockville Ice Arena.

Bordley Stadium

Turf field, track, and stadium

Armstrong Field

Armstrong Field 

Jacoby Tennis Courts

Jacoby Tennis Courts

Barton Alumni Athletic Center

Barton Alumni Athletic Center

Riddleberger Gym

Riddleberger Gym

Perkins Gym

Perkins Gym

Landon School's state of the art gymnasium facilities and strength and conditioning room

Weight Room

Goddard Field

Goddard Field

Landon students wrestle

Boehly Wrestling Room

Student playing water polo

Dixon Pool

Landon students playing street hockey

Sport Court

Prindle Field

Prindle Field

student playing ice hockey

Bears' Den, Rockville Ice Arena

Landon Bear

Go Bears!


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    Landon has given me a moral code. When I talk about Landon to other people, I talk about character and the values it has instilled in me. Landon gives every boy the means to do something great. I can’t wait to see what my friends can accomplish.

    - baxter brew, class of 2021, student council president, cross country and tennis captain

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