Spero Academy Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Individualized, compassionate
learning - year round.

Welcome to Spero Academy! We are a tuition-free public charter school in Northeast Minneapolis with programming designed to meet the individualized needs of students with disabilities. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how our program may be able to help your student grow academically, emotionally, and socially. 

What Is Spero Academy?

Spero Academy is a tuition-free, K-6 elementary charter school located in Northeast Minneapolis. Spero Academy’s mission is to provide a personalized and adaptive education to help each student grow ​academically, emotionally, and socially. Our programing and instruction is designed to support students with various disabilities.

Why Spero Academy?


Families choose Spero Academy for the small classroom sizes, 11-month academic calendar, tuition-free individualized academic programming, and the day-to-day success they celebrate with their children. Families also appreciate that our therapy services allow students to set and attain goals and objectives all within the safe spaces of Spero Academy. Spero is a place where every child is welcomed and encouraged to be themselves! At Spero, we motivate each student to shine as brightly as they can! We have many resources for students and families and encourage every student to participate in all that Spero stands for and embodies.


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Upcoming Events


Spero Academy Board Meeting

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Picture Day

All Day Event


What is the future of Spero Academy?

Our dedication to a comprehensive education for students with autism and other disabilities, is supported by substantial support and encouragement from our community. Building on that success, we are in the process of designing a new look for Spero Academy, as well as a new building designed to support children and delight all students and their families. Our intent is to become the leading educational expert for students with disabilities in Minnesota.

A Subtle and Sensitive Design

At Spero Academy, we offer every student a high-quality education and a calm, welcoming environment in which to pursue it. We carefully assemble our highly qualified staff by prioritizing caring and compassionate individuals because we know those traits enhance their teaching abilities. We want our community to have a clear understanding of our focus on the values that represent our staff, so we are changing our presentation to reflect the softer, empathetic side of our Spero persona. 

You'll note that the colors of our imagery are softened from brights and bolds to pastels and neutrals. We chose the new hues and shades because they represent trust, empathy, growth, and optimism, each of which is a foundational tenet of our school. We hope you will enjoy the look of Spero Academy as much as we do! 

A Sensory-Sensitive Space

After several years in our rented space on 6th Street, we offically moved into our new facility in 2018. 

The new Spero Academy facility is so much more than just a new building, however. Our designers, HDR Inc., worked to ensure that the new layout and surfaces incorporate the building and education industries' best practices for schools that support students with disabilities, focusing specifically on researched-based design for students with an autism spectrum disorder. Designed to reduce environmental and sensory barriers while facilitating learning and fun, the new Academy is a safe and calming place for every student and all those who support and love them.

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