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

Spartan Online Hub

In the spring of 2020, the SPA community moved online. Our Spartan Online Hub was where SPA students, teachers, staff, and families gathered together, even as we kept our distance to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It's how we stayed together, even while we were apart

We hope you enjoy exploring the photos, videos, and stories of our community during this unprecedented time. Many, many thanks to all the students, faculty, parents, and alumni/ae who shared their stories with us and became a part of this unforgettable moment in SPA history.

Commencement 2020

On June 20, 2020, SPA celebrated the Class of 2020 at the school's first physically-distanced Commencement ceremony, held on the Randoph Campus. In adherence to COVID-19 protocols, only the graduates and two guests were in attendance. It was the first time that the Class of 2020 had been together on campus since March 13, 2020, and we were grateful to be able to celebrate them in this way. Congratulations to our graduates!

Commencement 2020 livestream

The entire SPA community was invited to view the Commencement ceremony via livestream; many thanks to the 300+ family and friends who joined us online. Watch the livestream.

Diploma montage: Class of 2020

US choir performs "New Year's Day"

Kindergarten Final Project

Middle School Choir Virtual Performances

The Middle School choirs virtually performed two original songs last week for the Middle School Student Showcase—Watch the performances and read more!

Upper School Council May Madness

May Madness is a two-week-long challenge that puts a fun spin on the classic scavenger hunt! All students and faculty are invited to play, and the class (including faculty) that earns the most points by May 25 will receive a reward! Visit the May Madness website for the list of activities, submission instructions, and official guidelines. 

Resources

Looking for information or support during distance learning? We're here to help.

Admission Virtual Visit Hub: A special collection of resources for newly-admitted and prospective families. Welcome to SPA!

Distance Learning Home: Distance learning plans and information for the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.

Center for Learning and Teaching: Support and resources from the CLT and academic coaches during distance learning.

Counseling: Our counselors in all three divisions can help support students and families during distance learning.

Tech Help: Having trouble with your device, login credentials, or online platform? Our tech staff is ready to help.

COVID-19 Updates: Current and archived updates regarding SPA's operations during COVID-19.

Photos and Videos

Looking for enrichment activities? Check out these virtual "Minis,” which were curated by teachers for students in grades K-5 to develop a range of life skills. Students are invited to post their projects in their grade level communities on Seesaw!

Middle School students are taking part in a virtual Spirit Week this week and yesterday, Ms. Flom's French 8 class celebrated "hat day" together during their synchronous class! Send us your spirit week photos and don't forget to wear your Spartan gear on Friday for Blue and Gold Day!

At the Lower School Assembly on Monday, April 13, Kindergarten teacher Regi Santiago read students a book called The Gift of Nothing — Listen to the story above! We hope all our SPA families are enjoying time together doing "nothing and everything."

SPA's very own therapy dog Finn (whose human is CLT Director Karen Rassmussen) has some tips for Upper School students about staying connected.

Join Ed Williams, Middle School drama teacher, for a series of fun and silly movement exercises with songs from "A-Z Animals."

Middle School counselor Sara Mairs shared some tips for staying healthy by getting outside during Middle School assembly on Monday, April 13.

Can you plank for a full minute while reciting a Shakespearean sonnet?! Upper School English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva can - Check it out!

On Monday, April 6, the Middle School held its first assembly since starting distance learning. Check out how Middle School Principal Virginia Andres and the rest of the Middle School team are working hard to foster the vibrant Middle School community in this new way of doing assembly!

School News

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Community Diary

Doing school...at home (with Dr. Nan Dreher)
I'm doing school at home in a little anteroom with glass doors at the top of the staircase in my house. I'm not sure what purpose this room originally served (I live in an old Victorian house).  It's a bit of a mystery -- but now it's my office!

TELL US YOUR STORY!

We want to keep the SPA community connected, even while we are apart. Help us do that by:

  • Sharing a story about how distance learning or social distancing is going for you.
  • Sharing an idea about how our community can connect.
  • Sharing a fun photo and video.
  • Tagging us in your social media posts with the hashtag #SPASpartansTogether.

Use the form below to tell us your story!

Submit your story!

Share your Gratitude!

Even in uncertain times, we have a lot to be thankful for in the SPA Community. Who or what are you grateful for? Teachers, medical professionals? Sunny days, lunch as a family during distance learning? Share your gratitude using the form below by submitting:

  • A few sentences about who or what you are thankful for.
  • Make a video highlighting your gratitude.
  • Hold a picture or sign of what you are thankful for.
  • Or get creative!

Share your gratitudE!

 

Admission Virtual Visits

Congratulations and welcome to all our newly-admitted students and families! Visiting us in person isn't an option right now, so we've created these Virtual Visits to help you explore what make SPA so special. We can't wait to meet you!

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

Stay connected: SPA Social Media