MPA resides on a beautiful 32-acre campus in Saint Paul.
Lower School at MPA is colorful, lively, and inviting. It's also calm and safe so that young learners feel free to explore, ask questions, and develop a sense of who they are.Lower School at MPA is colorful, lively, and inviting. It's also calm and safe so that young learners feel free to explore, ask questions, and develop a sense of who they are.
At MPA, we encourage Middle School students to follow their curiosity, deepen their connections to others, and pursue their talents with purpose.
MPA Upper School students are challenged and encouraged to express their ideas in and out of the classroom. The result is balanced, confident, prepared, and intellectually curious young adults.
MPA has a select group of educators who are among the most interesting and inspiring instructors you will find. They are mentors, advocates, confidants and role models for our students.
MPA offers more than 20 athletic programs, fielding over 55 different teams each year. 85% of students in grades 7–12 participate in athletics. Two state champions and two runner ups in 2013-2014.
For more than 30 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged thousands of students in transformative college-prep education that empowers them to think independently, act with integrity, and blaze new trails. Our rigorous curriculum and exceptional faculty are a catalyst for academic excellence, creating a vibrant learning environment where it’s cool to be smart, embrace your talents, and unlock your full potential.
At every age and grade, MPA students receive highly personalize support to help them reach their goals and build meaningful relationships. We’ve worked hard to create a place where children thrive. Where they focus and have fun. Where they can be … and become.
Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-Ed
Setting (Urban/Suburban): Suburban
Religious Affiliation: None
Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Accrediting Body: Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Special Programs/Features: Character Development program in lower school, lower school innovation lab, conflict management program in 4th grade, middle school advisory program, middle school iTerm program, upper school laptop program, upper school graduate certificates of distinction program, robotics, digital fabrication studio including 3D printers, before and after school care (Panther Club), pairing assemblies that match younger and older students for monthly activities.
Summer Programs: Summer@MPA — Camps, classes and daycare
Application Deadline: April 20
Required Testing: Varies by grade level — contact the Admission Office for more information.
Tuition: PreK: $13,900 (includes hot lunch); K–4: $19,560; 5–8: $20,850; 9–12: $22,190 (includes student laptop)
Financial Aid Program: Yes
% of Student Body on Financial Aid: 26