The best way to get to know this private, tuition-based PreK-12 school in Saint Paul is to visit our campus!
Attend Lunch at MPA on December 12
You and your entire family will meet the people and see the spaces that make MPA an exceptional place to learn and grow. A casual lunch with students and administrators, followed by a tour of our campus to see our teachers and students in action, will help answer all of your questions about our school. We hope you will join us! RSVP Today!
Schedule a Personal Tour
A personal tour is another wonderful way to get to know if this community will be right for your entire family. Over the course of your tour, we’ll introduce you to the people and show you the spaces that matter most to you. You'll come with questions and leave with a better sense of MPA. To schedule your personal tour, call the Office of Admission at 651-748-5577 or email us!
Construction is impacting traffic on I94 between St. Paul and Woodbury. Click here for details. Upon entering campus from Larpenteur Avenue, park in any available space. Enter the building through the South Entrance (Door #1), behind the flagpole.
A campus tour is your opportunity to see the heart and soul of MPA. Over the course of your tour, we’ll introduce you to the people and show you the spaces that matter most to you. You'll come with questions and leave with a better sense of MPA.
Tours are offered daily at 8:30 AM or by appointment. Please email or call us to schedule your personal campus tour.
MPA Previews are structured programs that allow prospective students and parents to get a broad sense of what makes Mounds Park Academy a unique place to learn and grow. You will follow a schedule that allows you to learn more about our unique blend of academics, athletics, and the arts. You will meet the people and discover the place where children of all ages experience a genuine joy for learning, an innovative approach to education in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, all while surrounded by peers, faculty, and administrators who encourage them to become their best selves.
The following Previews remain during the 2017-18 school year:
- Sunday, January 28: Middle and Upper School Preview at 2 PM
- Thursday, February 1: Lower School Preview and Pajamarama Children's Event at 5 PM
Join us on campus during a regular school day to meet school administrators over a casual meal and tour the campus to see our students and teachers in action.
The following Lunch and Breakfast at MPA events are planned during the 2017-18 school year:
- Tuesday, December 12: Lunch at MPA starting at 11:30 AM
- Wednesday, March 14: Lunch at MPA starting at 11:30 AM
- Tuesday, April 17: Breakfast at MPA starting at 8:30 AM
- Tuesday, May 15: Lunch at MPA starting at 11:30 AM
Our most comprehensive method for a prospective student and family to visit MPA, shadow visits offer the student an opportunity to spend nearly a full day with a current student as they move from class to class, lunch, and school activities. Additionally, family interviews and admission assessments and/or writing samples will be scheduled during a shadow visit. MPA's school day runs from 8 AM to 3 PM. Shadow visits will be scheduled between 7:45 AM and 4:30 PM with family interviews, assessments, and/or writing samples being scheduled after school. These visits are generally reserved for students who have applied for admission.
Kindergarten is a pivotal time in a student’s academic development and a common entry point at Mounds Park Academy. As a result, we offer specific visit and assessment opportunities designed with prospective kindergarten students and their parents in mind.
All applicants for kindergarten must complete a “play visit” during which the student will be observed in a play setting with other prospective and current students and be assessed separately by a faculty member using the Gesell developmental assessment. Dates fill quickly—parents are encouraged to RSVP as early as possible as spaces in kindergarten may fill prior to later dates listed below. We ask that all play visits be scheduled at least one week in advance.
2018 Play Visit dates (for 2018-19 school year enrollment, all Thursdays):
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Schedule for visit:
8:30 AM – Student and Parent Arrival
8:45-9:30 AM – Play Visit & Classroom Observation
9:30-10:15 AM – Gesell Developmental Assessment
We're always adding more events in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities. Check back for one near you!
- Saturday, January 6, 2018: Woodbury MOMS Club Preschool Fair
- Saturday, January 13, 2018: Twin Cities Public Television Second Saturday in Downtown Saint Paul
- Saturday, January 13, 2018: White Bear Lake MOMS Club Preschool Fair
- Saturday, January 20, 2018: Saint Paul MOMS Club Preschool Fair
- Saturday, January 20, 2018: Ramsey County Library Kindergarten Day
- Saturday, June 2, 2018: MSP Makerfaire in Saint Paul
- Sunday, June 3, 2018: Grand Old Day in Saint Paul
- Saturday/Sunday, June 23/24, 2018: Twin Cities Pride in Minneapolis