St. John’s is home to one of the top independent school athletic programs in Tampa. This is a result of the dedicated athletes and coaches whose effort and competitive spirit have helped the Eagles win championships in a wide variety of sports.
The philosophy of St. John's Athletic Department follows the Mission and Core Values of the School. Through participation, teamwork, unity, and commitment, we prepare our students for a lifetime of service to others.
St. John's fields more than 14 athletic teams for grades five through eight. Approximately 90% percent of Middle Division Students play on at least one athletic team. With a no-cut policy, all students have the opportunity to be on an athletic team.
In order to enhance and support the School's basic principles, the Athletic Department develops programs which teach sportsmanship, respect for opponents and the rules, and the ability to win and lose with grace. Each student-athlete will learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, competing, and the joy of competition for its own sake.
Our coaches teach, encourage, and propel ESD teams and individual student-athletes to great accomplishments. In the last few years, St. John's teams have won numerous championships in cross country, volleyball, soccer, basketball, track and field, tennis, baseball, and softball.
St. John's competes in the Florida West Coast League.
St. John’s Athletics provides our middle school students the perfect outlet to expand their horizons athletically and socially. We aim to develop not only individual skills, but strive to instill teamwork and sportsmanship. It’s great to be a St. John’s Eagle!
Coach Mo, Athletics Director
St. John’s Middle School is one of the top schools in the Florida West Coast League, winning a plethora of championships that are proudly immortalized on banners in Marx Gymnasium. One of the most important reasons our teams are so successful is the dedication and hard work of our coaching staff. Each one of our coaches has background knowledge, or playing experience, in the sport they coach, which enhances their abilities to teach all athletes appropriately. There is no doubt, St. John’s provides excellence in academics and sports as one of the best athletic programs in the Tampa Bay area.