Saint Thomas is part of the 25-school Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council (GRACEAC). Through GRACEAC, we offer comprehensive, competitive athletics for boys and girls in 5th-8th grades. Typically, 95 percent of our eligible students participate in our athletic program.
Hornet athletics are an important part of our school ministry. Our program develops sportsmanship, responsibility, commitment, teamwork, and love. We teach our student athletes to appreciate their God-given talents and use them to the best of their abilities. Saint Thomas Hornet teams are intended to be competitive yet compassionate, without a must-win attitude. They provide an opportunity to promote Christian values through sportsmanship while fully involving the whole person – body, mind, and spirit, – in challenging and healthy activities.
To participate in athletics, students must be in good academic standing and have a Physical Form (your doctor’s standard sports physical form is sufficient) and a Sports Permission Form on file each school year. These forms must be dated after April 15 and are valid for the entire school year. All Saint Thomas athletes must have these forms on file before they may participate in any athletics (including practices).