South Pacific Academy was founded in June 1975 when a few members of the local business community responded to the concern of many parents that the territory lacked an educational institution that emphasized high academic standards and the use of English as the language of instruction.
In September 1975, the Academy first opened its doors as a private, independent, non-profit school, admitting twenty-two students at the Rainmaker Hotel. Only four months later, the school would move to government-owned buildings in Tafuna and remain there for seven and one-half years. In September 1983, South Pacific Academy made a landmark moves to its current site and proudly opened the doors to its own facility., The Thomas H. Drabble Building, named for one of the early supporters of SPA who served for many years on the school’s Board of Directors and spearheaded the construction efforts for the new school.
While the school has changed dramatically in its size and location since its beginnings, the founding vision has remained consistent-to provide the best possible education and to equip students with the skills necessary to meet the future with confidence and ability.
"To teach is to learn twice."
- Josept Joubert -