Sidwell Friends’ top doubles team has quickly become one of the most competitive duos in the region. The secret to the pair’s success: They’ve been playing together since they were toddlers. Read more in this Washington Post article.
Athletics are a key component of the student experience at Sidwell Friends.
We recognize that many of the traits and skills necessary for athletic success—commitment, teamwork, resilience, communication, perseverance—also are fundamental for success in life and further acknowledge that students often develop important aspects of their leadership abilities on the playing field.
At Sidwell Friends, competitive athletics begin in 7th grade, with an emphasis on the team experience, skill development, fair play, and healthy competition. At the varsity level, Sidwell Friends teams have a tradition of tremendous success in the Independent School League (ISL) for girls and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC) for boys.
Sidwell Friends guard Kiki Rice capped a memorable senior year with some hardware. Read more in this Washington Post story.
Sidwell Friends coach Eric Singletary runs onto the court after his team defeated Wilson in the DCSAA Class AA boys' basketball championship game.
No. 1 Sidwell Friends claimed its first D.C. State Athletic Association title with a 28-point win over Georgetown Visitation on Sunday.
Director's Cups for all-around athletic excellence
Lewis Cups for all-around athletic excellence
Being at Sidwell has helped me become more active because I got to try out many sports, and when I finally got to choose one I really enjoyed it. … It’s not just exercising and getting fit—it’s learning to be on a team, which is really important even with group work in the classroom. Being on a sports team helps me use those skills and apply it to the classroom. – 8th Grade Student