Welcome to the Mounds Park Academy Handbook. Here you will find information, policies and guidelines with which students and parents should be familiar in order to have the best possible experience at MPA. Browse through the sections or use the search tool to find a specific topic. Changes to the MPA Handbook will be noted by the date listed below each entry. Please check back before the start of each school year to make sure you are up to date with the latest Handbook policies. Thank you for your cooperation!
Mounds Park Academy aspires to create a pleasant and challenging school environment for its students – an environment where sensitivity, respect for others, and hard work are valued. As a college preparatory school, Mounds Park Academy intends to thoroughly prepare its students for further education, encouraging them to strive for excellence, yet paying attention to their individual needs. It is hoped that the atmosphere of the school will encourage students to enjoy a variety of activities and experiences and take pride in the quality education at Mounds Park Academy.
This section of the handbook is organized to provide additional information specific to grades PreK-4. Please read over and keep as a reference. If you have further questions, please call the Lower School Office at 651-777-2555.
Principles of Good Practice for Lower School
Elementary education emphasizes the development of the whole child, providing for each child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. Elementary programs are developmentally appropriate, in that they are based on an understanding of general patterns of growth in the early years as well as children’s individual development.
The Middle School at MPA is a dynamic, welcoming, and stimulating place where students are appreciated for who they are while concurrently being challenged to take risks in a safe environment. The Middle School faculty understand that some of the most dramatic social, physical, emotional, and intellectual changes of a person’s life take place during early adolescence, and use research-based best practices to meet the developmental needs of all learners.
This handbook is designed to help students, parents, and guardians become familiar with the MPA Middle School policies and procedures, and to provide some general information that will be useful throughout the school year.
What We Value
Middle School Responsibility Code
Our voices raised within these walls
The Mounds Park Academy Administration may introduce new rules and procedures, or modify existing ones, and reserves the right to interpretation.
This section of the handbook includes information specific to Upper School life. Parents and students are reminded to read the K-12 section of this handbook for other information that also applies to Upper School students.