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About MPH

Why choose an independent school?
Over and over again, the 400,000 families who send their children to the nation’s independent schools cite individual attention, small classes, teacher excellence, and high academic standards. The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) website serves as a valuable resource for parents seeking to understand the value and importance of an independent school education.

Why choose MPH?
The environment at MPH is characterized by an exceptional faculty, small classes, hand-on experiential learning, and extraordinary opportunities in the arts, athletics and community service. The curriculum is demanding and stimulating, and teachers have the flexibility to adapt their curriculum in response to students’ desires to explore certain material more deeply. 


What are the school hours?
All grades, including Pre-K, begin at 8:10 a.m. and finish at 3:05 p.m.


How many students attend MPH?
Over 450 students are enrolled at MPH in Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. 


What is the average class size?
The average class size is 15 students to one teacher. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1.


Who can apply to MPH?
MPH accepts applications for Pre-kindergarten through Grade 11.  Children must be four years old by December 1 to be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten.  Applicants to Grade 12 are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students admitted to Grade 12 may be required to attend MPH for two years to satisfy graduation requirements.

What do you look for in an applicant?
There is no such thing as a “typical” MPH student!  We aim to enroll students who will benefit from and be successful in our unique academic program. Students who are fully engaged in their learning and who will contribute constructively to the life of the School make excellent candidates for admission. In addition, we acknowledge talent and strength in extracurricular activities, the arts and athletics when considering admission.  While the focus in on the student, MPH seeks families who will be positive members of our school community.


What colleges do MPH graduates attend?
MPH students attend a wide variety of colleges and universities within the United States and abroad. They attend small, elite liberal arts colleges as well as Ivy League and large public universities. Our Upper School curriculum focuses on college-prep and MPH students benefit from our unique and personalized College Counseling program.


Does MPH offer after-school programs?
MPH offers extended-day options to families in the Lower and Middle Schools.  In Lower School, both before- and after-school care is available. Lower School students may be dropped off in the dining hall as early as 7:40 a.m. (there is no charge for before-school supervision).  Fees for Lower School Extended Day depend on use.  For students in the Middle School, MPH offers an After-Hours Program.  


Is there transportation to MPH?
MPH students come from 36 different school districts.  Approximately 19 area school districts provide cost-free busing to and from MPH for students who live within 15 miles of the School. In addition, MPH owns several vans that transport students on a space-available basis from Skaneateles, Oneida and Oswego. 





Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Cicoria
Director of Admissions
315/446-2452, ext. 131