Athletics are integral to the SPS experience and to teaching the lessons of competition and healthy living. Our athletic program offers choice and challenge for every student, whether it is running on wooded trails, rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta, playing competitive soccer, or hitting a tennis ball with a classmate.

SPS students take part in 17 interscholastic sports. Over the last five years, our teams have won league championships and/or New England titles in lacrosse, tennis, soccer, cross country, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, squash, wrestling, and crew.

St. Paul's offers interscholastic teams in these sports:
Fall Term
X-Country (b/g)
Field Hockey (g)
Football (b)
Soccer (b/g)
Winter Term
Alpine (b/g)
Basketball (b/g)
Ice Hockey (b/g)
Nordic (b/g)
Squash (b/g)
Wrestling (coed)
Spring Term
Baseball (b)
Crew (b/g)
Lacrosse (b/g)
Softball (g)
Tennis (b/g)
Track (b/g)

For students who choose not to compete interscholastically, SPS has a wide variety of intramural and fitness options in its club and instructional programs. Whether in soccer or yoga, tennis or rock climbing, there are opportunities to learn new skills to engage as a team member and to simply have fun. Club and instructional programs include:
Ice Hockey
Rock Climbing
Tai Chi


Our Athletic and Fitness Center serves the entire St. Paul's community inspiring our teams and promoting health and wellness for everyone.

Faculty coaches and two full-time trainers are charged with ensuring the health, well-being, and development of every student-athlete, regardless of interest area and skill level.

SPS athletic venues
  • 95,000 square-foot athletic center
  • Two indoor ice hockey rinks
  • An eight-lane, 25-meter indoor pool
  • A lighted artificial-turf field
  • Ten international squash courts
  • Three indoor tennis courts
  • Fifteen outdoor tennis courts
  • A 2,000-meter rowing course and boathouse
  • Eight outdoor athletic fields
  • Over 25 miles of trails on 2,000 wooded acres for hiking, biking, running, and skiing
  • Two hardwood courts for basketball and volleyball
  • An indoor jogging track
  • Multipurpose room with two wrestling mats
  • Two climbing walls
  • Indoor synthetic turf field
  • A rowing ergometer room
  • A fully equipped cardiovascular room
  • A state-of-the-art weight training room