Transportation to MPA
Mounds Park Academy families hail from 63 different zip codes throughout the greater Twin Cities region. Many families find the commute conveinent on their way to and from the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Other families collaborate and carpool on a regular or semi-regular basis from a variety of suburbs including Lino Lakes, Apple Valley, and Roseville.
In addition, MPA offers extensive bus services that parents with students of all ages take advantage of. Three MPA bus routes are being offered for the 2018–19 school year under a group stop model. They serve the following metropolitan areas: Stillwater, Lake Elmo, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Paul, Vadnais Heights, and White Bear Lake. MPA provides extra care especially for younger students who are escorted to the bus area by an administrator to ensure that every student boards the correct bus safely. In addition, bus drivers do not leave a bus stop until all children are picked up by parents in the afternoon.
District 622 Buses
MPA students who live within the boundaries of Independent School District 622 (North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale) are eligible for free bus service to MPA. These routes are planned by District 622. If families living outside ISD 622 are willing to drive to an existing bus stop within the district, they can also ride these buses.
Transportation Reimbursement for Families
Many public school districts offer some travel reimbursement to families who live in their district but who are not attending local public schools. The amount and terms of the reimbursement vary from district to district. Each family should contact the local school district for further information about these reimbursements.