St. Paul Academy and Summit School is an independent, non-denominational day school with 930 students in kindergarten through grade 12. The School has two campuses, approximately 3 miles apart, both located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Co-educational for more than 30 years, the School was formed from the 1969 merger of St. Paul Academy, founded in 1900 for boys, and Summit School, founded in 1917 for girls. Each year, more than 120 new students enroll at SPA. Although major entry points are kindergarten, fifth, sixth and ninth grades, new students enroll at many grade levels. Valuing a racially and ethnically diverse community, SPA invites students of all races, creeds, colors, and national or ethnic origins to apply for admission. SPA has a minority enrollment of 19% and attracts a diverse student population from throughout the Twin Cities.
More than half of the 117 faculty members hold advanced degrees. An endowed fund for faculty development and a sabbatical program enable faculty members to obtain support for professional enrichment and growth. The School provides an excellent salary and benefits program. Benefits include, but are not limited to, health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurances, and a TIAA-CREF pension plan.