“[I] consider sports as an instrument of education when it fosters high human and spiritual ideals; when it forms youth in an integral way in values such as loyalty, perseverance, friendship, solidarity and peace. Surmounting differences of cultures and ideologies, sports offers an ideal occasion for dialogue and understanding among peoples, for building the desired civilization of love. To put into practice these values, based on the dignity of the human person, in face of possible interests that might darken the nobility of sports itself.”
– Pope John Paul II (Sept. 16, 2002)
The Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School athletic program does not take precedence over the academic program. It is expected that each student who participates in athletics maintains a” C” or better in all academic areas. The athlete is expected to perform to the best of his/her ability at all times while also extending courtesy to coaches, officials, opponents, spectators/fans, and school employees during games and outside of them. SPPS offers soccer, cross-country, basketball (girls and boys), and cheerleading.