The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) is the athletic governing body of 30 private and parochial schools in Central Maryland which participate in girls’ interscholastic sports.

The purpose of the organization is to provide structured and organized support for interscholastic competition for female students at member schools. To achieve this, it is the intention of this association to regard athletics and competition in the context of the educational process. The educational objectives of athletics in the IAAM include the promotion of the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well being for all students. The IAAM embraces the highest ideals of fair play, integrity, dignified and ethical conduct and respect for self, opponents, and officials.

The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland values the diversity of its member schools and respects the unique qualities amongst these institutions.  For the 2010-2011 academic year, the IAAM features 14 sports.


The diverse member schools of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland share a common commitment to athletics as an extension of the educational process. Participation in healthy athletic competition provides our female students opportunities to build character, acquire and improve skills, demonstrate leadership, and have fun. The league, its member schools, and participants embrace fair play, integrity, and respectful behavior as integral components of the spirit of the games.


“Let the athletes play.
Let the coaches coach.
Let the officials officiate.
Let the fans cheer encouragement.”