The Reid FamilyThe Reid Family comes from St. Louis Park. Warner ’26 and Hazel ’27 both started at MPA in ninth grade. Get to know their family!

What’s the best thing about being part of the MPA community?
Our teens have been able to find their own places and interests at school and other like-minded kids who support them in those interests. It feels cozy, welcoming, and full of joy.

What is your favorite MPA tradition or event?
We are still fairly new to MPA, but so far, we have really enjoyed the choir concerts and art shows. MPA does a wonderful job of seeing the whole student, and these events highlight one facet of many students.

Complete this sentence: MPA teaches my child…
To persevere, to fail, to set goals, to express themselves, and to explore what’s possible.

If your child has attended another school, how has your experience at MPA been different?
The community of students at MPA embraced our new ninth graders in their separate years, giving them a fresh start and a safe environment in which to learn and dream big.

What advice do you have for another family considering MPA?
Be sure to take in the community-centered feel of MPA during your visit. If that is something you value, MPA has it in spades! MPA is also putting energy toward The Center for Inclusive Teaching & Learning, a program to support neurodivergent students and their teachers to ensure the success and growth of every type of learner; this will be an incredible asset to the school and students, furthering MPA’s dedication to inclusion and individualized, whole-child learning.

In what ways has MPA prepared your child for life in the 21st century?
MPA has encouraged the skill of self-advocacy in our kids, learning to manage their homework, speaking up when they need help or support in advocating for themselves, and helping them to know what is important in the moment.

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