Middle Grades Cross Country Team photo at a meet

Middle Grades Athletics

  • Contact Indira Evora with questions.
  • If you would multilingual support registering, contact your school-based liaison. The athletics staff also have Portuguese language capacity in-house.
  • Teams represent members of our school district in grades 6, 7, and 8 who compete against other teams in the Greater Boston League (GBL), such as Everett and Malden.
  • Practice and game schedule: Athletics Calendar
  • Student-Athlete Handbook
  • Follow us on Twitter @SHSHighlanders1 or Instagram @shshighlanders 
  • Please note, SPS Athletics received 2 eighth grade waivers for the 2022-2023 school year from the MIAA for golf and for girls soccer, that will allow 8th graders to participate on our high school teams.
Please note: The Somerville Public Schools Athletics Department does not accept sponsorship, though individual teams may do their own fundraising. If you are unsure whether someone calling you is calling on behalf of our athletics department, please email or call (617-629-5250) our department.

Register for SPS Middle Grades Interscholastic Teams

Follow the registration process described on the Register My Athlete

Fall Program

Registration for Fall Sports is now open!

Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach: Brian Axelrod
Baseball Coach Gary Meskall
Softball Coach Chris Bartlett

Winter Program

  • Registration is currently open.
  • Medical Clearance is Monday, December 4, 2023 for the 30 minutes before the first practice.
  • Middle School Season is from December 2023 – January 2024. 
Boys Basketball Coach Chris Johanson
Girls Basketball Coach Joshua Jones-Powell

Spring Program

Outdoor Track and Field Coach Brian Axelrod 
Flag Football Coach Carlos Valente
Middle grades baseball team photo on field
Middle Grades Boys Basketball Team photo on court
Middle Grades Girls Basketball Team photo on court
Middle Grades Girls Softball Team photo on field

Somerville Recreation Department

Additionally, the Somerville Recreation Department runs separate programming for middle grades students. To learn more about the travel basketball or intramural sports programs, contact the Somerville Recreation Department directly.
  • They run  the Girls Travel Basketball (Pride) and the Boys City-Wide Travel Basketball programs.
  • They run the intramural sports programs. Intramural sports are school-based teams that compete with other Somerville schools. Those teams work on skills and sportsmanship in a fun, structured environment.