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For further details and to sign-up for transportation, please contact Gina Wallraff, CFO, at gwallraff@moundsparkacademy.org.

Parents with students of all ages (PreK-12) take advantage of MPA's bus services. Bus transportation is a safe and reliable way for students to get to and from school. MPA provides extra care, especially for younger students, 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. MPA parents utilize First Student's GPS bus tracker to get real time updates on where their child's bus is.

Routes are planned by MPA and the school's contracted bus company, First Student. Group stop locations and pick up/drop off times are based on actual enrolled bus ridership and are subject to change each year. Parents will be notified if a selected stop becomes unavailable. If a new stop is not workable for the family, transportation deposits will be refunded. Current year bus routes are provided for reference only and are subject to change each year.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due upon enrollment or reenrollment and the remaining amount will be distributed over a family's chosen payment plan. First Student obligates MPA to pay for each student who utilizes the bus for the entire year. Consequently, families who sign up for MPA transporation become obligated to pay MPA for the full amount contracted, and no refund, or portion of refund will be provided in the event a student discontinues service.

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 their local school district for further information about these reimbursements.

MPA Transportation Map

Represented on the map below you will find the grey dots as MPA families and the gold flags as MPA bus stops. In addition, District 622 offers extensive service to families within the district as detailed below. District 622 stops are not displayed on the map.

Minneapolis Express Bus Route

Mounds Park Academy offers transportation to and from the South Minneapolis area. To allow for participation in athletics, after school activities, and enrichment classes, this route leaves campus at 4:30 PM. Unlike our other bus routes, the Minneapolis route includes before and after school care for Lower and Middle School children.

Minneapolis Route Details

Minneapolis Express Bus Route 2021-22 Pricing

Division First Child Second Child Three+ Children
Lower School $1,950 annually $1,750 annually $1,550 annually
Middle School $1,625 annually $1,425 annually $1,225 annually
Upper School $1,300 annually $1,100 annually $900 annually

Other MPA Bus Routes

Four additional bus routes are provided by MPA under a group stop model. The following routes are being offered during the 2021-22 school year. Unlike the Minneapolis route, these routes do not include before and after school care and leave campus at 3:10 PM.

Highland/Saint Paul Route Details

North Oaks/Roseville Route Details

Woodbury Route Details

Lakeland/Stillwater Route Details

Other MPA Bus Route 2021-22 Pricing (Non-Minneapolis)

First Child $1,325 annually ($147 per month)
Second Child $1,125 annually ($125 per month)
Three + Children $925 annually ($103 per month)

District 622 Bus Routes

School District 622 residents are eligible for free bus service, as Mounds Park Academy is located within this district. District 622 buses pick students up at a corner close to their home.

District 622 Bus Route Pricing

In District 622 (North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale) No cost