Mounds Park Academy is a private, tuition-based PreK–12 school in Saint Paul where children experience a rigorous curriculum with purpose and joy.
Small class sizes allow students to go on immersive journeys, led by expert faculty. They feel the soul of the arts, discover the complexity of the sciences, and grow the roots of social responsibility. They grow into brilliant, remarkable people who will stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world through deep content knowledge and strong character.
The best way to get to know this school community is by scheduling a personal campus tour. You will be able to see our students and teachers in action, catching a glimpse inside what life at Mounds Park Academy is really like. To schedule your tour, please call the Office of Admission at 651-748-5577 or email us!
We offer daily tours on the following schedule:
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 9:30–10:30 AM
- Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 1:30–2:30 PM
A campus tour is your opportunity to see the heart and soul of MPA in action—our students and faculty engaged in respectful discourse and joyful learning. Over the course of an hour, we’ll introduce you to the people and show you the spaces that matter most to you. You'll come with questions and leave with a better sense of MPA.
Please email or call us to schedule your tour.
Our most comprehensive method for a prospective student and family to visit MPA, shadow visits offer the student an opportunity to spend nearly a full day with a current student as they move from class to class, lunch, and school activities. Additionally, family interviews and admission assessments and/or writing samples will be scheduled during a shadow visit. These visits are generally reserved for students who have applied for admission.
Shadow Visit Days for 2016–17:
MPA's school day runs from 8:30 AM to 3:10 PM. Shadow visits will be scheduled between 7:45 AM and 4:30 PM with family interviews, assessments, and/or writing samples being scheduled during this time. Please call us to set up your shadow visit.
Kindergarten is a pivotal time in a student’s academic development and a common entry point at Mounds Park Academy. As a result, we offer specific visit and assessment opportunities designed with prospective kindergarten students and their parents in mind.
All applicants for kindergarten must complete a “play visit” during which the student will be observed in a play setting with other prospective and current students and be assessed by a faculty member using the Gesell developmental assessment.
Play visit dates fill quickly—parents are encouraged to RSVP as early as possible. Please call the Office of Admission to schedule your child’s kindergarten play visit.
Weekday play visits are available on Wednesdays from 8:45–10:15 AM on the following remaining dates:
May 17, 2017
May 24, 2017
MPA has already hosted all of its Lunch at MPA events for the 2016–17 school year. Please contact us to schedule your personal campus tour. We would love to get to know your family better!
Office of Admission
We're always adding more events in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities. Check back for one near you!
- June 3, 2017, MakerFaire, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
- June 4, 2017, Grand Ole Day, Saint Paul
- June 10, 2017, TPT Kids Family Fun Day, Como Town
- June 24, 2017, Pride Festival, Minneapolis
- July 14–16, 2017, LumberJack Days, Stillwater
The MPA Previews are structured programs that allow prospective students and parents to get a broad sense of what makes Mounds Park Academy a unique place to learn and grow. You will follow a schedule that allows you to learn more about our unique blend of academics, athletics, and the arts. You will meet the people and discover the place where children of all ages experience a genuine joy for learning, an innovative approach to education in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, all while surrounded by peers, faculty, and administrators who encourage them to become their best selves.
MPA has already hosted all of its Preview events for the 2016–17 school year, but many other opportunites exist to visit our campus above!
Construction is impacting traffic on I-94 between St. Paul and Woodbury. Please click here for details. Upon entering campus from Larpenteur Avenue, please park in any available space. Enter the building through the South Entrance (Door #1), which is behind the large flagpole.