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


Participation in interscholastic athletics is an important piece of Middle School student life. The Middle School offers 12 dedicated sports teams for students in grades 6-8 to participate in and an additional 6 Upper School sport offerings for students in grades 7-8. Almost 97% of our students participate on one of our teams each year. SPA maintains a staff of 42 Middle School coaches and a 12:1 student-athlete to coach ratio. For detailed information about SPA's athletic program, visit the Athletics section of our website or contact Taylor Tvedt, Lower & 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, boys' 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.

Visit the Spartan Athletics Hub for schedules, results, and team information.