All kids should benefit from team camaraderie, and our kids have an opportunity to get involved in sports through our “no cut” policy, regardless of skill level. Sports are an avenue for our students to connect with our school, and that shouldn’t only involve the best athletes.
– Jeff Weiss, Director of Athletics
9-time Coach of the Year– Independent Private Parochial School Athletic League (IPPSAL)
Coach of the Year- LI Newsday, 2006, first independent school coach honored with the award
Member – New York State Basketball Hall of Fame (inducted 2010)
The LWA athletic program emphasizes participation, sportsmanship, hard work, and leadership, reflecting the school’s mission, philosophy and objectives. We provide both a competitive and supportive atmosphere to give our student athletes the best experience possible.
In addition to regular physical education classes from Preschool through grade 12, our athletic program offers a variety of competitive sports opportunities for students of all ages.
We have also proudly maintained our “no cut” policy. If a student wishes to play a sport, he or she will become a member of the team.
Our athletic facilities include a large gymnasium, two outdoor soccer fields, a baseball-only field and outdoor tennis courts.
LWA is a member of the Private School Athletic Association (PSAA). Our Middle School and Upper School interscholastic teams compete against other private schools on Long Island and in New York’s five boroughs in baseball/softball, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, and volleyball.
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LWA has a long history of successful athletics teams. We have won over 30 league champions over the last quarter century, including championships in boys and girls basketball, softball, baseball, soccer, and tennis.
Here are just a few of our alums distinguished in athletics, and what they went on to do after graduation:
- Caroline Boneparth, a three-time NCAA Champion women’s soccer player at UNC-Chapel Hill
- Tyrone Nash, a starting forward in basketball for the University of Notre Dame
- Brittany Loweree, US National Freestyle Skiing Competitor
- Caroline Clark, an Empire State Games Participant in soccer