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For further details, please contact Rose Wick, Transportation Coordinator, at 651-748-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign-up for transportation, please contact Janet Vue, Student Billing Coordinator, at 651-748-5502 or email@example.com.
Parents with students of all ages (PreK-12) take advantage of the 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.
Minneapolis Bus Route
Mounds Park Academy offers transportation to and from the South Minneapolis area. This is in addition to the regular routes detailed below.
- To allow for participation in athletics, after school activities, and enrichment classes, this route will leave campus at 4:30 PM.
- Unlike our other bus routes, the Minneapolis route will include before and after school care for Lower and Middle School children.
Minneapolis 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
Three additional bus routes are provided by MPA under a group stop model. The following routes will be offered for 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.
Lakeland/Stillwater Route (Please note: this route is pending ridership and final determination will be made July 15, 2021.)
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)|
These routes are planned by MPA and the school's contracted bus company, First Student Inc. 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.
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.
Mounds Park Academy contracts with First Student Inc., a professional school bus service provider, to provide transportation. This 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.
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. Due to COVID-19 District 622's bus service offerings may be different in the 2021-22 school year than they have been in the past. More information to come on that soon.
District 622 Bus Route Pricing
|In District 622 (North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale)||No cost|
Transportation Reimbursement for Families
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 the 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 dots as MPA bus stops. In addition, District 622 offers extensive service to families within the district that is detailed above.