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Mounds Park Academy
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  • Private
  • ST. PAUL, MN

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The MPA mission is more relevant and necessary during these uncertain times as we wrestle with the impact of COVID-19. Students PreK-12 are fully on campus for the 2022-23 school year with flexible scenarios that allow the school to pivot, if necessary. Our approach to COVID-19 has been to focus on timely and relevant communication and exceptional learning environments.

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
No data available  

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$34,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Mounds Park Academy

Since 1982, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college-preparatory experience that inspires. Our PreK-12 academic program is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it is what grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

MPA students dream big, roll up their sleeves, and take risks to build creative confidence. They apply the principles of design thinking to create real-world solutions. Extraordinary access to the latest technology allows them to transform the wildness of their imagination into inspiration for others. Students are encouraged to question the answers and by doing so, they find confidence in their voices and are ready and willing to speak.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1370
63 responses
Average ACT
30
177 responses

Rigor With Purpose At MPA

The academic environment at MPA is individualized and challenging, but not overly competitive. Teachers emphasize collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and deep understanding over rote memorization, creating active, engaging, and meaningful learning opportunities with real-world applications. We dive deep into content, always attempting to answer the "why."

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
  • Spirit Week
    31%
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Pairing assemblies
    14%
  • Senior Walk!
    10%
  • uh
    10%
  • I can't think of anything
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
578
42%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 19 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$23,800
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 20 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 20 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 20 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 18 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$72,959
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,160
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$230,100
National
$229,800

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