Most students enter MPA in Early Childhood (preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade) or in 9th grade. Other grades have limited spots open based on student attrition.
Please begin the admissions process one year in advance of your expected start date.
Applications for our first round of admissions are due by Jan. 15. If spots remain available, we will also accept applications by March 30 for a second round. Additional applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
1. Apply for Admission
Complete the online application, including the application fee and the school records release form (PDF).
2. Apply for Financial Aid and/or Merit Aid (optional)
Our initial round of aid is distributed based on applications received by Feb. 1, after which time funds will be awarded as available. See our Tuition & Financial Aid page for more information.
3. See the Campus
We strongly encourage parents and guardians to schedule a tour or attend an open house or another of our admissions events to see our programs in action.
Lower School (PK-4) – Scheduled as needed.
Middle and Upper School (5-12) – Students must take our entrance exam on one of its scheduled dates or arrange an alternative with our Admissions staff. We also accept the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT).
5. Student Classroom Visit
All prospective students are required to spend time in the classroom with our students and teachers. Early Childhood (PK-1) students will visit for 1-2 hours; all other students will visit for a full school day.
We will notify you of your status once all parts of the admission process have been completed, including our receiving records from the current school.
Preschool (3-year-olds) - approx. 12 spaces available
Child must be 3 by Sept. 1.
Preschool (4-year-olds) - space available based on attrition
Child must be 4 by Sept. 1.
Kindergarten - approx. 15 spaces available
Child must be 5 by Sept. 1.
Grade 1 - approx. 12 spaces available
Grades 2-8 - spaces available based on attrition; approx. 1-2 per year
Grade 9 - approx. 10 spaces available
Grades 10-12 - spaces available based on attrition