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

Spartans Give: Annual Fund


The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising initiative that provides 5% of SPA’s operating budget. The qualities that make a SPA education distinctive for every student are made possible by gifts to the Annual Fund. Last year, the difference between tuition and the full cost of instruction for each student at SPA was approximately $5,000. Gifts to the Annual Fund help make up an important part of this necessary income. Like all other independent schools, SPA relies on the generous support of members of our community each year.

In recognition of the work of our faculty, staff, students and community, this year’s Annual Fund theme is “Spartans Give” as we celebrate and recognize these individuals who have shown determination and dedication during challenging times. Your yearly support for the Annual Fund ensures that we are able to provide our faculty and staff the resources needed to innovate and enhance their curriculums, our students the chance to experience new programs and opportunities, and St. Paul Academy and Summit School to be at the forefront of an exceptional educational experience. Make your gift today!

Visit our Parent Participation Dashboard for more information on the Parent Campaign and for the current participation in each grade level.

For more information about the Annual Fund, contact Chris Jenkyns, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni/ae Engagement by email or at 651-696-1302. 

Thankful to be part of this wonderful school. I've known it was a special place for my kids all these years, but never more than right now. The resiliency to adversity and dedication the teachers and faculty have shown is quite amazing to me. You are exactly the role models our children need in this world. You've shown us ALL the way to keep spirits up and think outside the box. 

– Jennifer Degnan, Parent

I am so grateful for my colleagues throughout the school who are my dear friends, my inspiration, and abundant sources of abundant laughter. I am also grateful for all of my students, past and present, who remind me of what really matters and keep me grounded: you are all great gifts to one another and to me, and I am a better person for knowing you.

– Carrie Clark, Middle School English Teacher