Mounds Park Academy wholeheartedly embraces diversity and welcomes students from all over the world.


In keeping with our commitment to global education and a diverse student body, we are pleased to invite international students to apply to Upper School (grades 9-12) at Mounds Park Academy.

Our community is welcoming, safe, and inclusive. Our academic program is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. MPA is a secular school with no religious affiliation. We are, however, built on shared values such as open discourse, academic rigor, experiential learning, and mutual respect. Please take a moment to review our Upper School curriculum.

We are located in the Twin Cities, the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States, within the State of Minnesota. This is known to be a progressive region of the country and a place that is home to students, families, employees and companies from around the globe. At MPA, we have built a globally-minded community and we are currently home to students born in 16 different countries and many families who have spent significant time living abroad.

Our faculty, students, parents, coaches, host parents, and school community as a whole value the opportunity to learn about new cultures and gain fresh perspectives. International students at MPA will advance their global perspective and critical thinking, gain fluency in English, and experience an academically rigorous, college preparatory education.

All international students must have a good command of English. MPA does offer an advanced language and culture support class for all incoming students (click here for a course description and then click "courses offered"). However, a strong mastery of English is necessary to be an active, successful student in all classes and activities.

Please Note: For admission purposes, you are an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, and you are on a temporary visa or require a visa to study in the United States. If you are a U.S. Citizen living overseas or have dual citizenship and plan on enrolling at MPA, you should apply using the traditional application.

We are delighted that you are interested in attending MPA and look forward to getting to know you better!

Sincerely,
Natalie Waters Seum
Director of Admission and Communication


MPA has welcomed students and families from these countries!

Afghanistan
China
Egypt
Germany
Japan
South Korea
Brazil
India
Poland
Mexico
Syria
Hong Kong
Armenia
Canada
Great Britain
New Zealand
Lebanon
Pakistan
Switzerland
Hong Kong