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


Thank you for your interest in SPA! Please note the following information for prospective families during the summer months:

  • If you are considering admission for Fall 2022, please call our office at 651-696-1332 at your earliest convenience. Openings in grade levels vary for Fall 2022, and a phone conversation is the best way for us to determine how to best serve your student and your family.

  • If you are considering admission for Fall 2023, please visit our Events and Deadlines page for up-to-date information about admission Open Houses, deadlines, and testing dates. Our Applying to SPA page may also be helpful in outlining the steps to the Admission process, which will begin in September 2022 for Fall 2023.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to any one of our Admission team with questions or to say hello!


SPA offers multiple bus routes and carpooling options for families looking for transportation to and from school. Our Transportation Coordinator manages busing and also helps facilitate carpooling arrangements among parents. For questions about SPA’s bus routes or help setting up a carpool group in your neighborhood, please contact Transportation Coordinator Melissa Douden.


Many SPA families participate in carpools to and from school. Our Transportation Coordinator can help you connect with families in your neighborhood who are also interested in participating in a carpool.


SPA currently offers daily bus routes serving Minneapolis, Edina, Woodbury, and North Oaks—see below for bus stop details. Service is offered both one-way (morning or afternoon) or round trip. Some routes also offer activity busing departing in the afternoon after athletic practices and extracurricular activities.

Minneapolis: Stops in Kenwood and surrounding areas
Edina: Stops at Mount Olivet Chapel and Wooddale Park
North Oaks: Stops at Preserve Trail and North Oaks Gatehouse
Woodbury: Stops at Guardian Angels Church

Transportation Programs