Sophia Spisak '23What do you love about MPA?
I love how MPA is such a close-knit community. I really value the relationships I have with my teachers and friends, and I still keep in touch with some of my Middle School teachers. It’s wonderful to have such close connections. I also love that MPA gives students the opportunity to try so many different things–most students aren’t just known for one passion.

How are you encouraged to dream big and do right at MPA?
Since MPA is a PreK-12 school, I’m able to learn from students of different ages. When I was in Middle School, I always looked up to my team captains as my role models, and I wanted to be just like them because they were so kind and caring. Being the older kid now lets me learn from younger teammates and set a positive example.

Why do you believe your teachers teach the way they do?
It is very clear how much MPA teachers care about their students; they always teach with joy and authenticity. I believe they teach this way because they care about us so deeply and want to see us succeed outside of the classroom.

If you have attended another school, how has your experience here been different?
The variety of classes I can take and the support I receive from my teachers is incredible (much better than my previous school).

What would you tell another student your age considering MPA?
It is such a wonderful community to be part of.

What’s your big dream?
I would love to live in northern Minnesota and spend lots of time outside! And visit lots of libraries.

In what ways has MPA prepared you for life beyond school?
Having strong relationships with my teachers, coaches, classmates, and teammates has taught me the importance of having a supportive community, which is something I will look for in college. I’ve learned how much I value these connections, and I know that MPA has prepared me to seek that out.

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