Name of School:
Mounds Park Academy

2051 Larpenteur Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55109

Phone: 651-777-2555

Fax: 651-777-8633


Admissions Contact:
Renette Stinson
Director of Admission
P - 651-748-5577
F - 651-777-8633


Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Information Session - 8:45-11 a.m.

Monday, May 5, 2014
Information Session - 8:45-11 a.m.

  • No matter what their age, MPA students have endless opportunities - and are continually encouraged - to explore their talents and interests while being academically challenged and prepared for college and life.
  • 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.
  • Mounds Park Academy's history is filled with innovation and dedication. Since the school opened its doors in 1982, MPA students have been joyfully engaged in their own intellectual, social, physical, and moral growth.
  • 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.

Mounds Park Academy is an independent, PreK-12, co-ed, college preparatory day school in St. Paul. For more than 30 years, MPA has been serving all grade levels under one roof, a unique setting that fosters role modeling, cross-grade collaboration, mentoring, and many other opportunities for shared growth and learning. MPA upholds a standard of academic excellence within a challenging, yet nurturing environment. With small class sizes, exceptional faculty, and an experiential learning environment, the school delivers a thoughtful, unique, and effective curriculum that resonates with students from a variety of learning styles.

Grades Served: PreK-12

Boarding/Day: Day

Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-ed

Day Enrollment: 550

Boarding Enrollment: N/A

Setting (Urban/Suburban): Suburban

Religious Affiliation: None

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11: 1

Average Class Size: 17

Accrediting Body: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Special Programs/Features: Character development program for K-4, conflict management program in 4th grade, Middle School Advisory program, Upper School laptop program, before-and-after-school care (Panther Club), pairing assemblies matching younger and older students for monthly activities. New for 2013-2014: Innovation Lab.

Summer Programs: Summer@MPA: Summer classes, camps, and daycare

Application Deadline: New student priority application deadline is February 28, 2014

Required Testing: Varies by grade level. Please contact the Admission Office for details.

Tuition: PreK: $13,650 (includes hot lunch); K-4: $18,880; 5-8: $20,125; 9-12: $22,190 (includes student laptop)

Financial Aid Program: Yes

% of Student Body on Financial Aid: 26