How many students attend MPH?
Approximately 325 students are enrolled at MPH in Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Our students hail from over 30 area school districts and 3 foreign countries.
What are the school hours?
Our school day begins at 8:10 a.m. and dismiss at 3:05 p.m. Early drop-off and after-hours programs are available.
Does MPH offer extended-day programs?
MPH offers extended-day programming for students in Lower and Middle School. More information, including hours and fees, are located on the Lower School Extended Day and Middle School After-Hours Program pages.
What is the average class size? Our class sizes average approximately 15 students to one teacher, with class sizes ranging between 12 to 19 students. The overall student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1.
Is there transportation to MPH?
Many local school districts provide cost-free busing to and from MPH for students who live within 15 miles of the School. In addition, MPH offers daily transportation from Skaneateles and Utica/New Hartford for an annual fee. Please visit the Transportation webpage for specific information.
What extracurricular opportunities are available?
MPH students enjoy participating in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including an inclusive and competitive Athletics program, opportunities in Music & Performing Arts, and a wide range of clubs. Students are given access and encouragement to explore their extracurricular interests while forging peer connections and developing leadership skills.
What colleges do MPH graduates attend?
Our college-preparatory curriculum and history of 100% college placement is one of the many reasons parents decide to explore MPH. Our highly-personalized College Counseling program helps students find the best-fit placement for their academic and personal goals, and our academic program is designed to help students develop into confident, self-aware young adults capable of successfully navigating the college environment.
I am interested in exploring MPH for my child. Where do I begin?
Our Admissions staff is always happy to help prospective families learn more about the School. In addition to being available for personal appointments and campus tours, we offer several Events & Open Houses designed to help families begin their exploration of our program and community.
What do you look for in an applicant?
MPH aims to enroll students who will contribute to the life of the School and be active and engaged members of our learning community. Students who are fully engaged in their learning and have earned good grades in their current school make excellent candidates for admission. We also acknowledge talent and strength in extracurricular activities, arts, and athletics. Our admissions process is highly personalized and we are always willing to speak with parents who wish to learn more about whether MPH might be a good fit for their child.
Can my child visit MPH for the day?
Accepted students have the opportunity to visit MPH for a day as part of our admissions process. Occasionally, and when appropriate, we will sometimes make arrangements for students to visit prior to receiving an offer of admission. Our Admissions staff will be happy to discuss a possible visit with you and make the necessary arrangements.
How do I apply?
All applications begin with the submission of our Online Application. You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions to help you submit any required supplemental items, such as readiness exercises (Early Learning applicants only), recommendation forms, and school records. Our Admissions staff will provide personalized guidance every step of the way to ensure your child’s application is completed and can be reviewed as quickly as possible.
Is there an application deadline?
Because we are committed to keeping class sizes small, MPH has a limited number of spaces available for newly enrolling students each year. For the best chance at being offered an available space, apply early for the following school year (we recommend applying between January and March for the following September). Admissions decisions are on a rolling basis until all available spaces are filled. It is never “too late” to explore or apply to MPH. Even if your desired grade level is full, we will add you to our wait lists and retain your application on file for up to two years.
ACCESSIBLE TUITION PROGRAM
What is the Accessible Tuition Program?
Appreciating the importance of including diverse experiences and perspectives in the education of our students, MPH seeks motivated, talented, and enthusiastic students to create a rich and vibrant environment for teaching and learning. To ensure that students and families have equitable access to this educational experience, we award over $1,000,000 in grants and scholarships to more than 40 percent of our families each year.
How do I apply for Flexible Tuition?
Our process of determining the financial needs of each family reflects the personal and respectful approach MPH applies to every aspect of its admissions; we create a school–family partnership with the shared goal of educating students. As part of this process, we give every family the opportunity to submit a Parent’s Financial Statement through School & Student Services as part of the admissions process. Submission of the PFS allows us to learn more about your unique situation and determine whether MPH can offer a tuition grant or scholarship to support your child’s enrollment.
In addition, MPH contracts with FACTS Tuition Management as a service for those families who will benefit from a tuition payment plan.
Does MPH offer scholarships?
In addition to tuition grants offered through our Accessible Tuition Program, MPH also has endowed scholarships, including the Malone, Lenore, and Trustee Scholarships, which offer significant financial assistance to students who meet the admissions and eligibility requirements. You can learn more about each of these scholarships, and the eligibility requirements, here.
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