A Vibrant Place
MPA CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS
- 32 acre campus in Saint Paul, Minnesota
- 246,000 sq. ft. building
- All grades, PreK-12, under one roof
- Extensive outdoor learning labs
- Virtual classroom
- Brand-new commons, cafeteria, and kitchen
- Outdoor amphitheater and courtyard
- Indoor Olympic running track
- Four-court sports center
- New library coming during the 2019-20 school year
Our families say that MPA "feels like home." That's because you won't find multiple campuses at MPA. All of our students learn, grow, play, and thrive under one roof. They develop strong relationships and become accustomed to interacting on a daily basis with all age groups. We've spent the past three decades evolving and expanding our physical environment to create an extraordinary educational setting to accompany the rigorous, joyful atmosphere.
The MPA campus is technologically advanced, aesthetically sensitive, and environmentally aware. It's 32 acres of intrigue and enrichment for the children who are entrusted to our care. Classrooms are sunny and spacious. Science labs are meticulously equipped. Our campus features theatres, recital halls, ceramic studios, a robotics lab, quiet study spaces, and convivial social areas. Our Lansing Sports Center was built in 2006 with an indoor 200-meter running track, four full-sized basketball courts, a weight training facility, and seating for 800 people.
Outdoors, you will find a welcoming playground, tennis courts, soccer fields, two amphitheaters and lots of green space and ponds for classroom experiments. Students enjoy the courtyards, ball yards, and shady corners. You'll see snowmen in winter and flowers in spring. It's a vibrant, happy place for students of all ages.
by Eighth Grade Students Henry G., Kensi B., and Lilly P.
Our school works together as a community on environmental sustainability. We have implemented strategies to limit our carbon footprint including the placement of 96 solar panels on the roof that account for five percent of our energy use.
In addition to the solar power, MPA takes recycling very seriously. We incorporate student involvement by having a student-run recycling program in Middle School that collects recycling weekly throughout the school. This teaches our community at a young age the importance of taking care of the environment.
MPA is proud of the program in place whereby food waste from school lunch is composted and fed to pigs at a local farm and in partnership with Sage Dining Service, we use reusable plates and silverware, rather than single-use plastics.
We have started to convert our lights to LED bulbs, starting with all the exterior lighting, including the parking lots, and the newer spaces in our school. Overall, this improves the energy consumption here on campus.
MPA is committed to educating students about the effects of climate change and empowering them to make a difference in large and small ways.