SPA will be closed Tuesday, January 23, due to the snow and hazardous driving conditions. Please note that school will be closed entirely on Tuesday, including all classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities. We do not make this decision lightly. Like you, we would much prefer our students to be in school, but today’s extreme weather makes travel unsafe for everyone.
Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.
Bryn S. Roberts
Head of School
Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
Philip de Sa e Silva
Philip de Sa e Silva joined the SPA faculty in 2013 as an English teacher. Mr. de Sa e Silva graduated from Harvard cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a certification in teaching. Prior to joining the SPA community, he worked with students as a tutor in the Harvard Extension School Writing Center. He was also an advisor in the Harvard Summer School Secondary School program and a teaching intern and health educator for Boston Public Schools. Mr. de Sa e Silva’s English and literature specialties range vastly. He teaches sophomores, juniors and seniors in the US English Department classes such as American Literature, New Global Voices, British Literature, Visual Narrative, Short-Form Literature, and Poetry. His interests outside of school include reading, classical music, and comedy.