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Mission & Vision

Madison Park Academy (MPA) students experience a full service educational journey that cultivates resilience, develops innovative agents of change that both reflect on and evaluate choices.

MPA shall create a more equitable society through community, wellness, leadership and collaboration by implementing a curriculum aligned to Business, Engineering and Digital Design leading to college and career readiness.

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470 El Paseo Drive
Oakland, CA 94603

Phone: (510) 879-8164
Fax: (510) 627-9164


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Core Beliefs

Madison Park Academy (MPA) Embraces these Concepts:

  • Education is a shared responsibility of everyone, including administration, faculty, students, parents, and the school community.
  • Educators must be caring and attentive role models, guiding students in character development and personal growth, preparing students for present and future academic challenges.
  • A safe and secure environment, marked by respect for the rights of self, others, acceptance, and personal responsibility, is conducive to effective learning.
  • Education must encompass the development of the whole individual: academic, aesthetic, creative, social, physical, and emotional.
  • Students are individuals whose learning is influenced by age, prior knowledge, background, experience, personality, and physiology.
  • Instruction should be researched­-based, data driven, project­-based, and student-­focused.
  • Curriculum should be challenging, and focused on improving student learning.
  • The learning environment and educational process should recognize different learning styles, abilities, and interests.
  • Education is most effective when the learner is actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Education should provide meaningful and relevant experiences that parallel those found in everyday life.
  • Establishing realistic, yet challenging, expectations and making learners responsible for their achievement promotes excellence.
  • A student’s school experience should foster self-esteem and self­-confidence, which are integral components of the successful learner.
  • Education should develop a sense of values within each student to assist them in understanding themselves and how their values related to the world in which they live.
  • Education should foster independent thinking and encourage creativity, thoughtful decision making, critical analysis, and an appreciation and understanding of difference in opinion.
  • The school experience should promote positive interpersonal relationships where students can work cooperatively with partners, groups, or teams to become caring, sharing, individuals, aware of the concerns of others.
  • Education should encourage responsible citizenship and global awareness.
  • Education should instill PRIDE, PURPOSE, PERSEVERANCE, POSSIBILITIES, and a desire for lifelong learning.