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Program & Affiliations

Athletics is an important part of the overall educational experience at Castilleja. Grounded in our Athletics Core Values, the program fosters the overall well-being of the student by developing athleticism, sportsmanship and teamwork. Through participation in sports at Castilleja, students learn life skills and develop positive character traits while striving for excellence in competition. Castilleja Athletics provides the community with a source of pride, unity, and school spirit.

The Middle School Athletics program provides access to all interested students by offering multiple teams that vary according to ability and experience. In the Upper School, Junior Varsity teams offer opportunities to participate and develop proficiency. Varsity athletics provides a platform for the most capable and committed athletes to excel in competition.

Strategic Vision
Castilleja School provides a comprehensive and competitive Athletics program that complements and enhances the educational experience of academically engaged, intellectually curious, and athletic young women.


The West Bay Athletic League was established in 2002 and is comprised of the following private schools: Castilleja, Crystal Springs Uplands, Eastside Prep, Harker, Menlo, Mercy Burlingame, Mercy San Francisco, Notre Dame - San Jose, Pinewood, Priory, Sacred Heart Prep, and The King's Academy.

The Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) is an 17 member school league. It was formed into a CCS "Super League" in 1996 with the merging of the former NPL and PAL into one big basic league. Schools in our league are geographically located from Atherton to Daly City. Our 17 member schools are divided into "divisions" or "supplemental leagues" by sport according to the strength of each school's program in that particular sport.The Castilleja Water Polo team is a member of the PAL.

The WCAL is a member of the Central Coast Section (CCS). The CCS consists of 12 different athletic leagues and roughly 140 high schools spanning the entire Bay Area and beyond, from San Francisco to Monterey.

In turn, the CCS is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), which governs interscholastic athletics. CIF’s ideal of “Pursuing Victory with Honor,” provides the opportunity to 
influence the actions of the athletic community, strengthening the integrity of students and adults across the state by promoting the concepts of sportsmanship, honesty and quality academics. 

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