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The MPH Effect

What’s the MPH Effect?

The MPH Effect results from Manlius Pebble Hill’s one-of-a-kind combination of academics, culture, and community, which shapes exceptionally bright, conscientious, self-directed young scholars and citizens. MPH students expect more of themselves academically, because their teachers expect them to delve far deeper than just finding the “right” answer.

MPH students also challenge and support their peers in ways you don’t always see at other schools—because here, it’s cool to be smart. Our students develop authentic self-assurance, curiosity, and ingenuity, because we constantly encourage them to try out new endeavors—in the science lab and in English class, on the stage and at the podium, on the playing field and in the art studio.

You can see the mph effect in your child’s eyes when he wakes up every morning, energized for the school day ahead. When he dives deeply into every subject, from French to Forensics, always pushing himself to discover more. When he spontaneously decides to take up the drums, just because he’s never played them before.

Most of all, you see it in your child’s ever-growing expectations and aspirations, not just for himself but for the world he inhabits and helps create.