DCPS student athletes are required to submit a Participation Packet and a Universal Health Certificate before try-outs. Forms must be cleared by DCIAA Athletic Trainers before students can participate in athletic contests.

The following teams are open to students in Grades 4 & 5.
Learn more about DCIAA’s mission and policies here.

Janney Athletic Director
Emily Lilja

In the fall, Janney has an Interscholastic cross country running team for both girls and boys in 4th and 5th grades. Tryouts are typically held during the first week of school and the season lasts until the end of October. Practices are twice a week: Friday after school and early Saturday mornings. The meets consist of a two-mile cross country run at various locations. Meets are typically on weekdays after school and some Saturdays.

Any rising 4th and 5th graders who might be interested in trying out for the Janney Cross Country team, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/a8LcCEezsrLWosxh7 to be added to the mailing list. We will hold a few optional training runs in the late summer, and tryouts will be the first week of school. Any parents who are interested in helping out, please also reach out to janneycrosscountry@gmail.com.

Coaches: Kelly Healy & Laura Bogomolny

Janney Cross Country team celebrated its 10th anniversary during the 2023-2024 school year and said goodbye to long-time coaches Jeff Davis and Ginny Warren. The Boys Team won the DCIAA Championship, and Girls Team took second. 

Janney fields girls and boys basketball teams each winter, typically starting in November, for students in 4th and 5th grade. The teams practice twice a week and play against other DCPS schools.

Information sessions for parents are held before the start of the season.

Janney won the 2023-2024 DCIAA Elementary Girls Basketball Championship – our third year in a row!

Janney introduced a Co-ed Cheer Team during the 2023-2024 school year. Coached by Jessica Baker, the Cheer Team roots for our basketball teams during their season and participates in numerous Janney events.