We pride ourselves at St. John’s of not only producing good students but good athletes as well. Although we are a small school, students are able to compete in a variety of sports and these students are prepared once they get to High School.
— Steven Sgourdos, Teacher and Coach

Athletics is a Ministry


We believe athletics is an integral part of a child’s ability to become a well rounded individual. Athletics promote a sense of sportsmanship and fair play as well as good overall health.

Our students also learn that playing with character and finding joy in wins and losses is part of Christian stewardship.

Competitive Athletics

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Loveland, Colorado offers Middle School Athletics for grade 6-8. We have Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball and Boys and Girls Track and Field.

St. John's students compete in the Northern Colorado Independent League against other Loveland and Ft. Collins charter schools and private schools.


Pre-k -  5th

St. John's and Loveland Parks and Recreation coordinate opportunities for teams with St. John's students grade Pre K-5th to practice at St. Johns for:

  • Boys and girls flag football

  • Soccer

  • Basketball

Signup for these teams takes place during the appropriate season through Loveland Parks and Recreation


6th - 8th

The Athletics Director coordinates the middle school teams for:

  • Girls Volleyball (Fall)

  • Boys Basketball (Early Winter)

  • Girls Basketball (Late Winter)

  • Track (Spring)


other opportunities

Students who attend St. John's aren't limited to participating in sports at St. John's.  The public school system offers athletic opportunities to all private school students and parents can pick which school the student will play for.

There are also a number of highly competitive leagues that our students play for.


2008-2009 - NCIL Middle School Boys Varsity Basketball Champions
2013-2014 - NCIL Middle School Boys Varsity Basketball Runner-Up (2nd Place)
2014-2015 - NCIL Middle School Girls Varsity Volleyball Runner-Up (2nd Place)
2016-2017 - NCIL Middle School Boys Track and Field Champions
2016-2017 - NCIL Middle School Girls Varsity Basketball League Runner-Up
2018-2019 - NCIL Middle School Girls Varsity Basketball Champions (Undefeated Season)

2018-2019 NCIL Middle School Girls Basketball Championship Team.

2018-2019 NCIL Middle School Girls Basketball Championship Team.


The Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Athletic League has adopted the Play Like a Champion Today (PLACT) Sports as a Ministry program from the University of Notre Dame.  The Sports as a Ministry initiative of the Play Like a Champion Educational Series is a research-based, child-centered curriculum designed to: 

  • Help us recognize the spiritual nature of sports

  • Train youth sport coaches to be effective ministers

  • Promote the moral and character development of our youth

      St. John’s Catholic School is participating in this ministry to encourage our student athletes, parents, and coaches to play like champions!