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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
2051 Larpenteur Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55109
Telephone
(651) 748-5577

Applying

Application Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,500
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
From Mounds Park Academy

For 36 years, 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.

Mounds Park Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1410
26 responses
Average ACT
30
79 responses

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    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    480
    33%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Low
    80%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      B
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $63,941
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,092
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $198,400
    National
    $184,700

    Mounds Park Academy Reviews

    36 reviews
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    MPA teachers 100% have your back. Becasue my teachers know who I am both in and out of the classroom, they work to support me as a whole person. I can't count the number of times teachers have stopped me to ask how my sporting event went the previous night or how college applications are going. The college counselor even has a Keurig machine so you can grab coffee and just talk to her about life! Teachers will bend over backwards to make sure you have time to receive help from them and will work over lunch hours and after school to get you extra help. One upper school SS teacher has arranged tens of speakers to come in and talk to us so we can think about where our love of helping make the world a better place can take us occupationally.

    I am nearing the end of my k-12 run at MPA, and I really cannot express enough how grateful I am. Becasue of the teachers, I am a happy, successful student who knows I can go out into the real world and make a difference.
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    Mounds Park Academy is not perfect. You can’t say that about any school. What makes mpa so different is the community, the heated discussions among peers of different backgrounds, or the fantastic teachers! Not to mention the amazing opportunities students have. This school can be as great as the student makes it, by taking the opportunity to start a club or play on a basketball team starting at any age. Give this school a chance, I think it will be worth it.
    I graduated from MPA in the mid-90’s and still remember my years there like it was yesterday. Some of the best years of my life - friendships I still have to this day, classes and teachers I still remember vividly and a truly unforgettable experience. My time at MPA was transformative and without a doubt influenced the person I am today. I’m so glad to see MPA is as strong as ever!