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


Participation in interscholastic athletics is an important piece of Middle School student life. Almost 80% of SPA students in Grades 6-8 participate on one of our Middle School teams, and cheering on peers is a popular way for Middle Schoolers to spend time with friends after school and on the weekends. For detailed information about SPA's athletic program, visit the Athletics section of our website or contact Taylor Tvedt, Middle School Athletics Director.

The Middle School Physical Education program is also designed to expose students to a variety of sports, skills, and knowledge so they will be able to select their future athletic-physical education and lifetime physical activities. All Middle School students participate in P.E., even if they are also on a team.

Middle School teams are listed below. Most Middle School sports are open to all students in Grades 6-8 regardless of experience; teams marked with an asterisk (Alpine skiing, hockey, swimming and diving, golf, and girls' lacrosse) are Upper School teams open to athletes in Grades 7-8 who have prior experience in these sports, at the discretion of the coach and the Department of Athletics based on skill evaluation during tryouts.

Fall Sports

Girls Boys                               
Cross Country Cross Country
Soccer Soccer
Swimming and Diving* (7-8) (co-op team) Football


Winter Sports

Girls                                      Boys                
Alpine Skiing* (7-8) Alpine Skiing* (7-8)
Basketball Basketball
Dance* (7-8) (co-op team) Dance* (7-8) (co-op team)
Fencing Fencing
Hockey* (7-8) (co-op team) Hockey* (7-8) (co-op team)
Nordic Skiing Nordic Skiing
Gymnastics* (7-8) (co-op team) Swimming and Diving* (7-8) (co-op team)


Spring Sports

Girls                                      Boys                                    
Golf  (7-8) Baseball
Lacrosse* (7-8) (co-op team) Golf (7-8)
Softball Lacrosse* (7-8) (co-op team)
Track and Field Tennis
  Track and Field