An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

At the heart of St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) work is the belief that an educational community is at its best when it includes and values all voices, perspectives, and experiences. Maintaining an inclusive, multicultural environment is inherent to our mission and evident in our community: in 2022-23, 39% of children enrolled at SPA are students of color. Our faculty and staff also represent a broad range of diverse identities with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.

Overall school diversity: 39%

Lower School diversity: 42%

Middle School diversity: 38%

Upper School diversity: 37%

Ongoing DEI initiatives and programs


View photos and video from some of our many DEI events for students and families.

Judge Sarah Wheelock, the first Indigenous judge to sit on the Minnesota Court of Appeals, joined Upper School Intercultural Club representatives Maya Coates Cush '23 and Milkii Tigro ’23 for a conversation at our Upper School assembly on Indigenous Peoples Day.

Middle School Assembly on Indigenous Peoples Day.

DEIB Strategic Action Plan

View or download SPA's Strategic Action Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (Spring 2022)

Living Diversity at SPA