An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN


Starting in Grade 5, students may participate in SPA's Lower School interscholastic athletic programs. Lower School teams compete in the Catholic Athletic Association, made up of local middle schools that also field teams in Grade 5. Grade 5 athletic teams include girls' and boys' soccer, girls' volleyball, co-ed flag football, girls' and boys' basketball, and co-ed track and field. Practices are held right after school until 4:30 p.m.

Team sports are a wonderful way for Lower School students to develop their skills to a greater level, experience competition with others of the same age and ability, and enjoy the school spirit that comes with being part of a school sports team. Upper School student-athletes will often come to the Lower School to practice with younger players, and these experiences help Lower School students understand what it means to be a Spartan at SPA. Contact Middle School Athletic Director Taylor Tvedt for more information about Grade 5 athletic teams.