Our holistic teaching model provides a deeper learning experience for our students, one that is focused on both academic and social-emotional development.
This approach is transformative for our students, who go on to thrive in private college preparatory high schools and prestigious colleges and universities across the country.
Our holistic teaching model is steeped in the understanding that our students need to be heard, encouraged, supported, valued and loved in order to learn.
Our students are in school 50% more time than their public school peers, because that’s what it takes to prepare economically disadvantaged children for successful lives.
We put just as much emphasis on what happens in the classroom as what happens in the music room, art class, the theater, at camp, on the field, a farm or a field trip exploring the sights of a new city.
SMPA is committed to a belief in the dignity and worth of every person. We foster a strong spiritual foundation, which supports our students as they grow and navigate important moral and ethical choices.
Our approach to education is not just unique, it works!
We celebrate a:
- 97% Attendance Rate
- 98% Retention Rate
- 98% High School Graduation Rate
- 97% College Acceptance Rate
We give our students the opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives and to be leaders in their communities.