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

SPA By the Numbers


Overall 2023-24 enrollment: 890 students (K-12)

Overall average class size: 13 (lowest among comparable independent schools in Minnesota)

Overall average student/faculty ratio: 7:1


  • Total 2023-24 enrollment: 244 (Grades K-5)

  • Average class size: 12 

Learn more about the Lower School


  • Total 2023-24 enrollment: 234 (Grades 6-8)

  • Average class size: 13

Learn more about the Middle School


  • Total 2023-24 enrollment: 412 (Grades 9-12)

  • Average class size: 13

Learn more about the Upper School


At the heart of St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s diversity work is the belief that an educational community is at its best when it includes and values all voices, perspectives, and experiences. At SPA, 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. 

Overall school diversity: 38%

Lower School diversity: 35%

Middle School diversity: 38%

Upper School diversity: 39%


Tuition for the 2023-24 school year, which includes lunch and activities fee, is below. SPA awards $4 million yearly in financial aid to our families. On average, approximately, 24% of our students receive an award, and the average grant covers approximately 54% of tuition.

Lower School tuition:

Middle School tuition:

Upper School tuition:


Our well-trained and experienced faculty is the backbone of the school and the fundamental component of our exceptional academic program. A sabbatical program and endowed funds for curriculum and faculty development support ongoing professional enrichment and growth for SPA teachers. 

128 full-time faculty members in all three divisions

Our teachers have an average of 19 years as educators

80% of SPA faculty members hold an advanced degree beyond the baccalaureate


Under the guidance of three full-time professional college counselors, SPA students identify personal talents and interests and discover a range of colleges that match and engage those interests. 100% of SPA alumni/ae attend college, many at the most selective institutions in the country. 

Meet the Staff

Our college counseling staff includes three full-time college counselors.

2023-24 School Profile

The School Profile provides an overview of colleges attended, test scores, and curriculum.

College Map, Class of 2023

Check out this interactive map to see where our Class of 2023 will be attending college!