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


SPA offers 19 varsity sports with additional teams at the junior varsity and C squad level, and 88% of Upper School students participate in one or more of these teams. Upper School student-athletes are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment to their sports and their teams. We consider the playing field an extension of the classroom and gauge athletic achievement both on the outcome of games and on the sportsmanship, continued improvement and leadership of team members.

SPA's varsity teams are highly competitive and are very successful in conference, section, and state tournament competitions:

  • State Accolades: Ten SPA sports sent teams or individual athletes to State competition in 2018-19: cross country, football (state champions), girls' swimming and diving, nordic skiing (individual state champion), girls' hockey, fencing (state champions), alpine skiing, boys' swimming and diving, boys' tennis (doubles state champions), and track and field.
  • Conference Accolades: The 2018 volleyball team won the IMAC Conference Championship for the second year in a row. Additionally, the 2018-2019 girls' alpine skiing team also won the IMAC Conference Championship and the boys' swimming and diving team won the St. Paul Conference Championship for the fifth year in a row. 
  • Individual Accolades: In addition, individual SPA athletes were recipients of more than 85 All-State and All-Conference honors in 2018-2019. 

For detailed information about SPA's athletic program, visit the Athletics section of our website or contact Dawn Wickstrum, Director of Athletics.

Fall Sports

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


Winter Sports

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


Spring Sports

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


Rick Johns

Upper School Athletic Director
(Grades 9-12)

Explore Athletics!

View the upcoming schedule, visit our Middle and Upper School team pages, and explore recent results.