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 2021-22, 38% of children enrolled at SPA are students of color; of the new students who joined SPA for the first time in the fall of 2021, 50% 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.

DEIB Strategic Action Plan

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

Living Diversity at SPA