Admission Deadlines & FAQs

Admission Deadlines

  • Tours and Admission Visit Events

    Available beginning September 2016 and ongoing throughout the year

  • Online Financial Aid Application Available
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    hursday, December 1, 2016

    *Limited financial aid funds awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please apply promptly. See our Financial Aid section for additional information.
  • Fall (Priority) Admission Deadline

    Application Deadline – Thursday, December 15, 2016 (all required documents received and steps completed)

    *Please see How To Apply section for information on required steps to apply for admission.

    *Enrollment contracts will become available immediately after admission notification. Families are encouraged to apply for financial aid well in advance of admission deadlines. Those that have applied at least two weeks prior to the admission deadline will receive financial aid awards with their admission notification.

  • Winter (Regular) Admission Deadline

    Application Deadline – Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (all required documents received and steps completed)

    *Please see How To Apply section for information on required steps to apply for admission.

    *Enrollment contracts will become available immediately after admission notification. Financial aid awards will also become available immediately after admission notification assuming a family has applied for financial aid at least two weeks prior to the admission application deadline. Families applying for financial aid are asked to do so at the same time as they apply for admission. 

  • Online Financial Aid Application Submission Deadline

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    *Financial aid funding will be very limited or unavailable after our Regular Admission deadline. Families are encouraged to apply early as funds are awarded on a first-come, first served basis.

  • Spring (Space Available Basis) Admission Deadline

    Application Deadline – Saturday, April 15, 2017 (all required documents received and steps completed)

    *Please see How To Apply section for information on required steps to apply for admission.

    *Enrollment contracts will become available immediately after admission notification. After our Spring deadline, any new admission and/or financial aid applications will be considered on a space available basis. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information.

  • New Student Enrollment Deadline (Contracts Due)

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    *Families are encouraged to complete enrollment by submitting the enrollment contract via our online enrollment portal – TADS – as soon as they have made the decision to attend Mounds Park Academy. Offers of admission will be honored until May 1. Space will be limited or unavailable after this deadline.

New applications for admission and/or financial aid will only be considered as they are received after these respective deadlines if space and or funds are available. Please contact the MPA Office of Admission with any questions.

FAQs (click for anwsers)

  • Q — What is your admission process?
    A — Please refer to How To Apply for more information.
  • Q — How can parents get involved?
    A — Our Parents' Association is happy to welcome all new families into its membership upon acceptance to MPA. There are numerous volunteer opportunities no matter what your time commitment is. We look for ways to involve parents and would not be the school we are without our parental support.
  • Q — Will my child feel welcome as a new student to MPA?
    A — Many activities are planned to help all children and new families with the transition into MPA. All new incoming students in grades K-12 are paired with a buddy student during the summer before entering the school. We try to match personalities and interests in making buddy assignments. Students and faculty are very welcoming and curious about new additions to our family, and genuinely enjoy having new students in their classroom. MPA is, without a doubt, one of the most welcoming and inclusive environments you will ever experience.
  • Q — How can I afford an independent school education?
    A — Please refer to Financial Aid, Scholarship and Tuition for more information.
  • Q — Do you provide transportation to the school?
    A — Our families make their way to MPA via three methods: their own personal transportation, busing, and carpooling. Additional information on busing can be found here. While carpooling cannot be guaranteed and depends on many factors, MPA will make every attempt to help new families connect with existing families to share resources.
  • Q — How firm are the admission and financial aid deadlines?
    A — These deadlines allow for the maximum consideration for each applicant for either admission and/or financial aid funding. New applications for admission and financial aid will be considered as they are received after these respective deadlines and will be based on a space- and/or funds-available basis. Please contact the Office of Admission with any questions.