The admission process at Mounds Park Academy is made up of a series of steps that will help us get to know students who are considering the school. We also encourage families to join us on campus for a variety of events throughout the year as that is the best way to learn about all of the wonderful opportunities we have to offer.

Mounds Park Academy uses an online application system called Ravenna. Within Ravenna, applicants and their families can complete their online admission application, request academic records and teacher recommendations, and track the status of their application. Once the application is complete, families can expect to receive an admission decision within three to four weeks. Please click here to create an account and apply.

Please note: To apply for a mid-year start during the 2019-20 school year, please select the 2020-21 school year in Ravenna. Then contact the Office of Admission at admission@moundsparkacademy.org or via phone at 651-748-5577 to let us know that your application is for a mid-year start.

We look forward to working with your family throughout the admission process!

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  • Admission Application & Application Fee ($75)
  • Recommendation Letter (by primary teacher)
  • Early Childhood Screening Results (optional, but encouraged)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (if requested by Admission staff)
  • Divorce and/or legal documentation (if applicable)
  • Parent Conversation (only for applicants between the ages of 3 and 3 1/2)
  • Policy on Early Entrance to Kindergarten at MPA
  • Admission Application & Application Fee ($75)
  • Play Visit at MPA (includes Gesell Developmental Assessment, Parent Conversation, Classroom Observation)
  • Gesell Teacher Questionnaire (provided to family when Play Visit date is established)
  • Gesell Parent Questionnaire (provided to family when Play Visit date is established)
  • Records from Current School (if applicable)
  • Early Childhood Screening Results (optional, but encouraged)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (if requested by Admission staff)
  • Divorce and/or legal documentation (if applicable)
  • Policy on Early Entrance to Kindergarten at MPA
  • Admission Application & Application Fee ($75)
  • Shadow Visit & Academic Assessment (at MPA)
  • Parent Conversation (scheduled on Shadow Day)
  • Recommendation Letter (by primary teacher)
  • Recommendation Letter (by any additional, non-related individual)
  • Records from Current School
    • Transcripts or Academic Summary (2 years)
    • Standardized Test Scores including, but not limited to the following assessments: NWEA, SSAT, MCA, IOWA Basic, ACT, ACT Aspire, SAT, PSAT, ERB, ISEE (if applicable)
  • Divorce and/or legal documentation (if applicable)
  • Admission Application & Application Fee ($75)
  • Shadow Visit (at MPA)
  • Parent Conversation (scheduled on Shadow Day)
  • Recommendation Letter (by teacher able to assess writing ability)
  • Recommendation Letter (by teacher able to assess mathematics ability)
  • Recommendation Letter (by any additional, non-related individual)
  • Records from Current School
    • Transcripts or Academic Summary (2 years)
    • Standardized Test Scores including, but not limited to the following assessments: NWEA, SSAT, MCA, IOWA Basic, ACT, ACT Aspire, SAT, PSAT, ERB, ISEE (if applicable)
  • Graded writing sample (grades 5-8) or writing assessment (grades 9-12)
  • Divorce and/or Legal Documentation (if applicable)

Please note: one recommendation must be completed by a current math teacher, for placement purposes only. Whenever possible, core academic teachers should complete the recommendation forms.