School Culture

“Students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”


SPA will provide a specialized and intimate learning program that will be a welcome option for our community.  Because we are a school of choice, students will immediately experience a sense of belonging and demonstrate increased engagement.  We will foster a safe, nurturing, and ethically grounded environment that will feel like extended “family” – a word we use a lot at SPA.

Character education and a strong sense of civic duty will be built into the curriculum, including focus areas of Restorative and Social Justice.  The size of the school provides the opportunity for teachers to know all students and vice versa, ultimately leading to a strong network of stakeholders all working in collaboration to support SPA.