Community of Peace Academy
Community of Peace Academy (CPA) is a chartered public school located in the East Side of Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. Founded in 1995, this former K-5 school has now grown to be a PreK-12 school with over 700 students. In 2004 CPA earned the National School of Character Award, and is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as one of seven examples of a great school. The school participates in the University of Minnesota's College in the Schools program.
Community of Peace Academy serves a diverse population of over 700 students. Within the student body, 60% are Hmong, 30% African American and recent African Immigrants, and 10% Hispanic and European American students. Eighty-seven percent of students qualify for free or reduced-cost meals, and 60% are English Language Learners.