Welcome to St. Paul Academy and Summit School!
Welcome to St. Paul Academy and Summit School! SPA is an independent K-12 school with two beautiful campuses in the heart of Saint Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood. At SPA, we work hard to deliver the tangible elements of an exceptional educational experience, but what makes our school unique is intangible. Parents and students tell us that they feel a particular kind of energy when they walk through our doors: an openness and warmth that reflects our values and our culture.
This is made possible by the lowest average class size of comparable independent schools in Minnesota: at SPA, Lower School classes average 13 students, Middle School classes average 15 students; and Upper School classes average 14 students. We invite you to discover what makes SPA so extraordinary: our curriculum; the diversity of our community; and above all, our mission: to shape the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world.
There are many outstanding educational choices for families in Minnesota, from public schools to charter schools to independent schools. We are proud of the exceptional education SPA offers: If school comes naturally to your child, he or she will need to be pushed and challenged; if classroom learning does not come easily, your child will need support and encouragement. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to creating an environment in which each student's abilities are understood and needs are met.
We hope that this web site opens up the school for you, so you can learn more about our faculty and staff; our Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools; our parents; and our alumni/ae. We also strongly encourage you to attend at least one of our Admission Open Houses throughout the year, along with other events that highlight our activities and programs. You are also invited to contact us at any time if you have questions or would like additional information; if there is someone else here at the school who can give you an even fuller answer, we won’t hesitate to connect them with you. Finally, nothing replaces an in-person visit to the school. To schedule an individual conversation and tour with a member of our admission staff, please contact us by e-mail or telephone. We look forward to welcoming you to our campuses.