Sports Philosophy & Achievements

St. Louis Athletic Program Philosophy, Overview and Achievements

The athletic program at St. Louis follows the mission of the school to educate our athletes in a positive environment where winning each game is secondary to the emotional and social development of each athlete. We strive for a positive atmosphere in which each child is taught the fundamentals of good sportsmanship, team play and the basic skills of the game. To this end, while every sport and league does not have a participation requirement, we do strive for each player to gain playing time in every contest.

Each coach is expected to conduct oneself at all times in an appropriate manner remembering that he/she is a representative of St. Louis School and the Diocese of Memphis.  The coach should instill the same behavior of his/her players.



A wide variety of team and individual sports are offered to all St. Louis School students and to regular participants in the St. Louis Church Parish Religious Education (PRE) program, in grades 1-8.  Parent participation is welcomed as volunteers are needed for coaching and assistant coaching positions at all levels.

  • 2004-2009 7/8th grade football team won the PAA championship; the 5/6th grade team won the championship five of those years.
  • 2009 7/8th grade girls’ cross country  team 3rd place in the state and 1st place in the West Tennessee region; 1st place PAA league champions
  • 2009 boys’ golf team placed 2nd in the PAA
  • 2009 7/8th grade boys’ soccer placed 2nd in the PAA
  • 2009 the following teams placed first in their respective PAA leagues: 8th grade girls, 7th grade boys, 6th grade boys, 5th grade girls, and 5th/6th grade boys
  • 2010 track and field team placed 2nd in the Shelby 78 League
  • 2010 6th grade boys baseball placed first in the PAA