Athletics at St. Stephen's
The Athletic Program is an integral part of the overall educational process at St. Stephen’s. Through sports, students are taught the value of hard work, discipline, team building, sportsmanship, and other values that help develop a child’s character. A large part of our self-esteem is derived through positive athletic experiences. At St. Stephen’s, we will provide every student-athlete an environment in which students achieve not only athletic success but also lay the foundation for success in life. Athletic trainers work with the health center nurses to coordinate the orthopedic care of all student-athletes.
Click here to download the Athletics Handbook for Parents (PDF).
The Middle School competes in the Austin Inter-Parochial League: the AIPL. “AAAAA”, “AAA,” “AA,” and “A” teams are offered in most sports.
In the fall, girls may compete in field hockey (SPC grades 6-8) or volleyball (grades 6-8); boys may participate in football for grade 6 and tackle football for grades 7 and 8; and boys and girls may participate in cross country (grades 6-8).
During the winter, basketball and soccer are offered for both girls and boys (grades 6-8).
In the spring, track and lacrosse are offered for all grades. Golf and tennis are offered for those in 7th and 8th grades.
St. Stephen’s competes in the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) and also against non-conference opponents in the central Texas area. Junior varsity and 9th-grade teams are offered in many sports and also have interscholastic schedules. The following varsity sports are offered:
In the fall, girls may compete in field hockey, volleyball, and cross country, while boys may participate in football or cross country.
In the winter, girls and boys may choose from basketball, swimming, or soccer.
In the spring, golf, lacrosse, tennis, and track are offered for girls; baseball, golf, lacrosse, and tennis are offered for boys.
St. Stephen’s sponsors alternative activities for the athletic requirement. In the fall, students may choose cheerleading, dance, and caving. In the winter, they may take dance. In the spring, they may choose from dance, rock climbing, and crew. Crew is offered as a physical education alternative during the fall and winter terms at an additional cost. Students are required to try out to participate as a member of the crew team in the spring.
Spartan Fitness and Wellness Center
|The Spartan Fitness and Wellness Center offers 8751 square feet of state of the art equipment for students, faculty, and staff.|
The facility includes a weight lifting and exercise equipment space, training suite with cold tub, injury assessment and rehabilitation area, conference room, and office spaces for full-time coaches.
The facility also houses St. Stephen’s Soccer Academy offices and clubhouse for student-athletes as well as outdoor gathering spaces and pedestrian pathways.
Weight Room Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6-8 AM
Monday-Friday 6-8 PM
|Basketball - 7/8 Girls Purple|
5:15 PM @ MS Gym - 1
|Basketball - 7/8 Boys Purple|
6:30 PM @ MS Gym - 1
|Basketball - 7/8 Girls Red|
5:00 PM @ Regents
|6:30 PM |
|Basketball-7/8 Boys Gold|
5:00 PM @ MS Gym - 1
|5:00 PM |
|San Marcos Tournament|
|10:30 AM |