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

Shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world

Welcome to SPA

Lower School

Grades K - 5

The Lower School curriculum supports and expands children's natural love of learning and eagerness to be part of a community.

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Middle School

Grades 6 - 8

In Middle School,  students experience the academic and social transition from childhood to young adulthood safely and surrounded by adults who care.

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Upper School

Grades 9 - 12

The Upper School's challenging and innovative college preparatory program emphasizes advanced inquiry, lively discussion, and deep engagement with ideas. 

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SPA by the Numbers

At A Glance

925

925 students K-12

33%

33% students of color

7:1

7:1 student/faculty ratio

80%

80% of teachers hold a graduate degree

Academics

14%

14% of the Class of 2020 were named National Merit Semifinalists

94%

94% of recent graduates say they are better prepared than their college classmates

20

20 awards given to SPA student projects at the 2019 Minnesota State Science Fair

4/4

The Rubicon has won a Crown Award from the Columbia School of Journalism four of the last four years

Athletics

14

14 ncaa division 1 athletes in last 5 years

88%

88% of Upper School students play on at least one SPA team

90/17

SPA fields 90 teams in 17 sports every year

10

10 varsity teams or athletes competed at the State level in 2018-19

Arts

81

81 "spotlight" awards for SPA musical theater in the last 5 years

36

36 STUDENTS RECONGNIZED BY MINNESOTA SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS in 2019

52%

52% of all Upper School students perform in the annual Pops Concert

100%

100% of Middle School students play an instrument or sing in a choir

Life @ SPA

The best way to understand life at SPA is to visit us, and experience our warm and welcoming culture and community in person! In the meantime, take a sneak peek into what makes SPA special through our social media feeds, videos, photo albums, and twice-yearly SPA Magazine. View more Life @ SPA.

Behind the Scenes at SPA: Middle School English