Continue to invest in athletics as a critical component of community, character building, and the St. Albans experience.
The tradition of mens sana in corpore sano – a sound mind in a sound body – is a foundational element of a St. Albans education. Athletics enable our students to learn valuable lessons about teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship; to build relationships with adults and students they otherwise might not get to know; to exercise every day; and to learn and practice lifelong habits of fitness. Athletics are an important rallying point for community spirit and pride and teach the benefits of hard-fought competition whether culminating in victory or defeat.
— Jim Ehrenhaft ’83, Religion Teacher and Head Cross-Country Coach
“Our IAC banners reflect championships, but more importantly they manifest honest effort and a joy in realizing the most in one’s team and oneself. Sports are incredibly valuable tools for building self-awareness and self-knowledge as well as building strength and instilling in boys the value of exercising — working up a sweat — every day.”
Deepen our commitment to athletics by providing our coaches with the resources they need to deliver their lessons effectively while fostering a culture of inclusion in every sport and helping our students find joy in athletics, develop healthy habits for life, and compete at a high level.
Examine the evolving needs of our coaches so we can recruit, retain, and support talented and dedicated coaches and continue to support the teacher-coach model that has for so long been a trademark of the St. Albans experience.
Promote a leadership structure in the Athletics Department that creates and communicates an inspiring, thoughtful, and dynamic strategic vision for how every student will benefit from the athletics program, and how every team will compete successfully in the IAC.
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.