I recently graduated from MPA and I can proudly say that I wouldn't change anything about my experience there. It's academically challenging, provides a great learning atmosphere and both the faculty and students are incredible. It prepared me for college especially in writing papers. I can honestly
... Read more say that it is one of the most amazing communities that I've ever witnessed. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/08/14
Mounds Park Academy gave my two children a fabulous education. The teachers are terrific and the lessons are innovative. The students are always engaged because there are so many things to keep them interested.
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Posted by a parent on 11/15/13
My daughter received a great education through eighth grade here, and was well prepared to take the most advanced classes at our large public school (including two classes we were told were typically for grades above her). She received straight A's, but complained none of her classes were as challenging
... Read more as those she had had at MPA as a middle schooler. Needless to say, she returned to MPA the following year where she was immediately welcomed back by peers and teachers, and was once again challenged by rigorous and interesting curriculum in class sizes that allowed personal connection and more grade-heavy assignments. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/31/13
It is no coincidence that our alumni are amazing, successful people, who contribute to their communities and to the broader society in positive, meaningful ways. The Mounds Park community is a rare gem. I am happy to be a part of it, and even happier for my children. Mounds Park helps children realize
... Read more their potential, academically and beyond. That is exactly what I want for my kids. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/15/13
My son attended here for pre-k and kindergarten. We were very happy with the pre-k program but everything went downhill after that. Not impressed with some teachers at this school. Many are less than competently dealing with minor behavior issues and discipline. We demonstrated a need for financial aid
... Read more for his would-have-been third year of attendance but were denied. Quite frankly, this was a blessing because it turned out that our public school has been fantastic. Sure, some kids probably get a great education at MPA, but it isn't any better than what you can find at some public schools and not have to pay ridiculous tuition rates. Save your money for college. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/05/13
MPA has been a great place for our two boys to learn and grow. They both have really liked their high school experience - and that alone is huge. In addition to being strong in traditional academics, the school's music, art, and theater programs are outstanding. The leadership promotes and exemplifies
... Read more a culture of caring. If you were trying to design a really excellent school starting from scratch, MPA is the kind of place you'd create. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/25/12
Mounds Park Academy is an incredible place to be! The atmosphere of the school is warm and nurturing, with top notch academics. The faculty are exceptionally dedicated and passionate. The small class sizes allow for your student to thrive with as much one on one instruction as possible. I would highly
... Read more recommend taking a tour of MPA to see for yourself this wonderful place for students! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/12/12
This school is serious about educating the "whole child." It has an excellent arts program all the way from K-12, has strong academics, and puts a lot of emphasis on helping children grow into independent thinkers and leaders. The school is very inclusive of diverse families which is important to us
... Read more and to our child. They really encourage individuality and respectful self-expression. It's a great place. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/05/12
This school has been an excellent fit for my daughter! It has challenged her academically in a way that her previous school could not. The staff is available to the students and takes a vested interest in each individual. The environment is such that students are more than the athlete, the smartest
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Posted by a parent on 10/04/12
I am so proud to say that I am an alumni of this amazing school. MPA facilitated the development of my incredible love of learning, wide variety of cultivated interests and deep self of self-worth. It without a doubt laid the foundation for every success that I have had in my life. It wasn't until I
... Read more got to college that I truly realized how unique it is to have a collection of faculty as passionate about teaching and building strong relationships with their students as we have at MPA. Everything academic is exactly what you would hope to find at a college-prep independent school: the curriculum is challenging and unique, homework bountiful, advanced and honors courses a plenty... but what I now realize sets my experience at MPA apart is the fact that not only does the school strive to develop excellent students, they are even more deeply committed to cultivating excellent human beings. Good, compassionate people. And I think that's worth a lot. Read less
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Saint Paul schools — Mounds Park Academy is located at 2051 Larpenteur Ave E, Saint Paul MN 55109. 2051 Larpenteur Ave E is in the 55109 ZIP code in Saint Paul, MN Mounds Park Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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