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 92% 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, 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.