Gentry Academy and Mounds Park Academy Announce CollaborationPosted on December 7, 2016
Gentry Academy and Mounds Park Academy are excited to announce that they will begin collaborating in order to enhance and expand the athletics opportunities available to students in grades 7–12 in both schools.
This relationship will allow the two schools to offer Minnesota State High School League Boys and Girls Hockey Teams beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The two schools will also partner for other sports, on a sport-by-sport basis, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. In addition, the two schools will explore other ways to partner to enhance students’ experiences.
The two schools take pride in their similar yet unique cultures, and both continuously seek to further enhance their students’ lives. The two schools share the following values and beliefs:
- Creative and innovative approaches to meeting students’ needs with a holistic approach;
- Leadership and character development embedded in the curriculum and in the school culture; and
- Athletics as a way to develop 21st century skills as well as foster lifetime fitness and well-being.
It is also important to understand how the schools differ and will continue to differ. Gentry Academy currently offers its students excellence in academics, leadership, and athletics including W.I.N (What I Need) time during the day. For some students, that involves pursing their athletic passion. MPA will remain committed to offering a rigorous, college preparatory balance between academics, arts, and athletics. While MPA is a PreK-12 school, Gentry Academy is currently a Middle School and will be adding grades 9–12 staring with the 2017-2018 school year.
“I have truly enjoyed getting to know the leadership team at Mounds Park Academy and believe their progressive and holistic approach to education helps students achieve their best, which clearly aligns with our vision at Gentry Academy. I am confident this relationship will prove to be beneficial to both institutions,” said Tami Lucius, founder of Gentry Academy.