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Middle School Athletics

Cross country team member running through a field

Students who participate in sports have an opportunity to build sportsmanship while developing a positive work ethic, leadership, self-discipline, and team fellowship. 

St. Mark’s employs a no-cut policy for its students so that every student has an opportunity to be a part of an athletic team. A no-cut policy means that the number of athletes will change from season to season and year to year based on interest, class size and gender. Evaluations are held to determine team placement. 

Multiple sports are offered in the fall and spring, and students who have an interest may participate in more than one. The sports have different time commitments, and, while the seasons are staggered, they also overlap. The policy for managing a student’s participation in multiple sports for the fall and spring can be found in the Athletics Policy of the Family Handbook.

Register for a Middle School Team
Registration for Athletics is now available on the new St. Mark's Portal (view Portal Instructions). 

Middle School Sports - 5th-8th Grade

Fall (August - October)

Sport Cross Country Soccer Volleyball
Team Type Co-ed Team Co-ed Team Girls
Meets/Games 1 per week, typically on a Saturday 1-3 competitions per week, with some weekend tournaments 1-3 competitions per week, with some weekend tournaments
Practices 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice

Winter (October - January)

Sport BOYS BASKETBALL GIRLS BASKETBALL SWIMMING
Team Type Boys Girls Co-ed Team (Pilot Program)
Meets/Games 1-3 competitions per week, with some weekend tournaments 1-3 competitions per week, with some weekend tournaments 2-3 per season
Practices 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice Athletes will continue to practice with their individual club teams and swim for the school at meets only for the first year.

Spring (February - April)

Sport BASEBALL GOLF TENNIS TRACK & FIELD
Team Type Co-ed Team Co-ed Team Co-ed Team Co-ed Team
Meets/Games 1-3 per week Mon-Thu, with some weekend tournaments or games 1-2 per week, weather and schedule permitting 1-2 per week, weather and schedule permitting 1 per week
Practices 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice 2-4 times Mon-Thu, with an occasional Fri or Sat practice