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

Community Phase Kickoff!

Building futures Phase II: 
The campaign for the upper school

St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s students, faculty, and alumni/ae are among the most exceptional in the country. The school’s innovative curriculum and its culture of engagement and intellectual curiosity require a physical plant that fully supports the extraordinary teaching and learning that happens every day at SPA.

Over the last three years, we have been building and renovating our Upper School to fit our current and future needs. A number of SPA families have already stepped forward to support this effort. We have seen great success so far, and now we need our entire SPA community to band together and help us finish the fundraising for this transformational campaign. 

We have raised 85% of the funds needed to complete this project. We can’t get to the finish line without you. Help us build the future and make your gift today


  • Elizabeth Driscoll Hlavka ’82
    Trustee, Campaign Co-Chair, Current Parent, and Parent of Alum
  • Timothy Welsh
    Trustee, Campaign Co-Chair, Current Parent, and Parent of Alum
  • Anne Larsen Hooley
    Trustee, Current Parent, and Parent of Alum
  • David Kristal
    Trustee, Current Parent, and Parent of Alum
  • Thomas Patterson ’57
    Trustee, Alumnus, and Parent and Grandparent of Alum

$500,000 matching gift!

The first $500,000 donated to the Community Phase will be generously matched, dollar for dollar, by several campaign leaders!

Special Naming Opportunities

A donation of $3,000 will allow you to name a locker with wording of your choice. Recognize your student, your family, a special teacher, or your SPA legacy. Other naming opportunities remain for those wishing to make a gift of $15,000 or more. 

Contact Dorothy Goldie, Director of Institutional Advancement, for details.

Donations of all sizes are deeply appreciated.