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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Vision Statement:
At St. Paul Academy and Summit School, our vision is a diverse school where all feel a sense of belonging, and our commitment to this vision is enduring. We expect every member of our community to contribute intentionally to a culture in which all can thrive in every aspect of school life. We value our individual identities, lived experiences, diverse perspectives and shared commonalities, and acknowledge that these are essential for a healthy and inclusive community. We work to create this community through brave, respectful dialogue, and through equitable and inclusive actions and policies that respect the dignity and humanity of all.

Maintaining an inclusive, multicultural environment is inherent to our mission and evident in our community: in 2023-24, 38% 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.

2023-24 %
Students identifying as BIPOC, K-12 38%
Lower School 35%
Middle School 38%
Upper School 39%

Ongoing DEI initiatives and programs


View photos from some of our many DEI events for students and families by clicking on the galleries below.

DEIB Strategic Action Plan

View or download SPA's Strategic Action Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (Launched Spring 2022; currently being updated for September 2024)

Living Diversity at SPA