Name of School:
Mounds Park Academy

2051 Larpenteur Avenue East
Maplewood, MN 55109

Phone: 651-777-2555

Fax: 651-777-8633


Admissions Contact:
Craig Dodson
Director of Admission
P - 651-777-2555
F - 651-777-8633


March 9, 2016
Lunch @ MPA, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

April 11, 2016
Mounds Park Academy Open House, 5 - 7 p.m.

May 10, 2016
Lunch @ MPA, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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    MPA resides on a beautiful 32-acre campus in Maplewood, Minnesota.
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    All students learn together under one roof.
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    Mounds Park Academy offers a unique combination of academics, athletics and arts.
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    Our PreK classrooms focus on joyfully educating the whole child and introducing each young student to a wide variety of academics.
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    100% of MPA graduates are admitted to 4-year colleges and universities.
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    At MPA, teachers act as partners with students in their educational journey, creating a deep sense of community.

Mounds Park Academy (MPA) is an independent, nondenominational, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in Maplewood, Minnesota, Mounds Park Academy teaches students to think independently; communicate effectively; and act with respect and integrity in a diverse community that models intellectual ambition, global responsibility, and the joy of learning. MPA is a school where innovative and passionate teaching develops critical thinking and deep content knowledge in students of all ages. With a focus on growing flexible and essential skills in collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity, MPA's rigorous and broad curriculum cultivates students who are joyful and challenged.

Grades Served: PreK-12

Boarding/Day: Day

Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-Ed

Day Enrollment: 485

Boarding Enrollment: N/A

Setting (Urban/Suburban): Suburban

Religious Affiliation: None

Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1

Average Class Size: 13

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, enrichment classes and daycare

Application Deadline: Rolling; contact the Admission Office for more information

Required Testing: Varies by grade level — contact the Admission Office for more information

Tuition: $21,250 - $24,950

Financial Aid Program: Yes

% of Student Body on Financial Aid: 30%