Admission Deadlines

  • Tours and Admission Events

    Available beginning September 2017 and ongoing throughout the year.

  • Online Financial Assistance Application Available

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Limited financial assistance funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please apply promptly. See the Financial Assistance section for information.

  • Priority Admission Timeline

    Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018

    This is the date by which all required documents should be received and steps completed. Please see the Admission Process section for detailed information.

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

  • Online Financial Assistance Application Submission Deadline

    Wednesday, February 15, 2018

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

  • Regular Admission Timeline

    Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

    This is the date by which all required documents should be received and steps completed. Please see the Admission Process section for detailed information.

    Enrollment contracts will become available immediately after admission notification. Please note: We cannot guarantee financial assistance funds will be available after our Priority Admission timeline (see above). If funds remain, awards will become available immediately after admission notification, assuming a family has applied for financial assistance at least two weeks prior to the admission application deadline.

  • New Student Enrollment Deadline (Contracts Due)

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Families are encouraged to complete enrollment by submitting the enrollment contract via TADS, our online enrollment portal, 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.

  • After the deadlines above, new applications for admission or financial assistance will be considered as space and/or funds are available. Please contact the Office of Admission with any questions.

FAQs (click for answers)

  • Q — What is your admission process?
    A — Please refer to Admission Process for more information.
  • Q — How can parents get involved?
    A — Upon acceptance to MPA, there are countless ways for parents to get involved in life on campus, 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-8 are paired with a buddy student during the summer before entering the school. We try to match personalities and interests in making buddy assignments. In Upper School, social activities are thoughtfully planned. 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 Tuition, Financial Assistance & Scholarships 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 assistance deadlines?
    A — These deadlines allow for the maximum consideration for each applicant for either admission and/or financial assistance funding. New applications for admission and financial assistance 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.