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Welcome MPA's new Administrative Director, Deborah A. Matese



Welcome to MPA's new School Director, Stacy Stuhldreher

Stacy is thrilled to be joining MPA at this momentous time in our history. She believes that MPA is poised to be a model of national excel

Open Enrollment Scheduled for the School Year 2017-18
MPA Celebrates Milestone for Future Home

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Menlo Park Academy Receives $4.6 Million Award

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MPA Receives State Historic Tax Credits

The 3rd times the charm. On June 28, MPA received notification that the third application to the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office yielded the school the coveted awarding of State Historic Tax C

Watch us Now on Fox8 New Day Cleveland

May 12, 2016 (Cleveland, Ohio)
Fox8 New Day Cleveland explores Ohio's only tuition-free school for gifted children with Menlo Park Academy Operations Director, Amber Oxley.

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MPA Hosts Interested Students

Choosing a school for your gifted child is an important decision for both you and your child. Menlo Park Academy, Ohio's only tuition-free

Join Our Team-Employment Opportunities

MPA is growing!

Menlo Park Academy (MPA) is excited to have the opportunity to add new members to our team. As a growing organization, we have additional faculty openings as well as administrative team leader opportunities. If you are intere

MPA Hosts Summer Open House on July 15th!

Choosing a school for your gifted student is an important decision for both you and your child. Menlo Park Academy, Ohio's only tuition-free public school exclusively serving gifted learners, is always happy to help families explore enrolling at

Crain's Talks About New Building

Menlo Park Academy buys former Joseph & Feiss complex -- By Stan Bullard, March 13, 2015

Plans are in the works to revive the former Joseph & Feiss complex on Cleveland’s West Side as a campus for a charter school focused on gift

Fresh Water Reports on MPA New Building

Charter School Purchases Iconic Hugo Boss Building, Plans Expansion -- By Erin O'Brien, March 09, 2015

Last week, the Menlo Park Academy (MPA) announced that it had acquired the Joseph & Feiss Cloth Craft Building on West 53rd Street

MPA Power of the Pen Teams Shine

Menlo Park Academy will send several students to the regional Power of the Pen tournament after its teams excelled during last month’s district competition.

The seventh-grade team achieved first place in the

MPA Student Qualifies for State Level Competition in National Geographic Geography Bee

Menlo Park Academy middle school student Clement L. has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Ohio National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Th

Open Enrollment for 2015-16

Legal Notice 
2015-16 Open Enrollment 
January 23, 2015

Menlo Park's Open Enrollment period for the 2015-16

"Why I Menlo"

Contest Winners' Warm Hearts In Time For Winter

Over the last several months, the Menlo Park Academy parent community has been highlighting and sharing stories, ideas, 

Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

The following is an important announcement from the Ohio Department of Education:

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be tu

MPA 5th Annual Walkathon

April 10, 2015

The MPA 5thAnnual Walkathon was held on the school grounds of Menlo Park Academy. The Walkathon fundraiser and community builder has become a student and

MPA Teacher Receives Crystal Apple Award

Cleveland, OH (March 5, 2014) Last week, Menlo Park Academy teacher Leslie Weber and 8th grade student Dylan Z. were surprised when their families suddenly appeared during first period, along with the MPA School Director and a

Student Inventors Discover Success

May 3, 2014

Menlo Park Students competed in the regional competition of the Invention Convention hosted at the Great Lakes Science Center. 


MPA Thanks Everyone for a Great 5th Annual WalkAThon

Cleveland Area Student Wins First Place in Worldwide Youth Art Competition

Cleveland, Ohio (April, 2011) -- Experts from around the world gathered at the International Academy of Astronautics Humans in Space Symposium to examine current human space exploration knowledge, plan future human space flight goals, and discuss

8 Year-old Wins School Spelling Bee with SAT College Prep Words

West Park, OH – (March, 2011) – Crepuscular, resplendence, cumulonimbus and nepotism are just a few of the words correctly spelled by 8 year-old Hunter Caraballo of Fairview Park to win the 3rd Annual Menlo Park Academy Spelling Bee.

Cleveland’s Menlo Park Academy Wins 1st Place at CONSEF

Cleveland, Ohio (March, 2011) -- The 8th Annual Concept Science and Engineering Fair (CONSEF) took place on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Cleveland State University.  The annual competition is designed to increase public awareness in science, m

“Meet the Garfields” – A Tribute to President’s Month

West Park, OH – (February, 2011) – In recognition of Presidents Month, Menlo Park Academy hosted President and Mrs. James A. Garfield, re-enactors Ed Haney and Debbie Weinkamer.   Their portrayal of Garfield and his wife, Lucretia, i

Menlo Park Academy Wins at Science Contest

March, 2010 -- Menlo Park Academy (MPA) is pleased to announce that twelve fifth and sixth grade MPA students were among more than 300 students from six states who were recent participants in the 7th Annual CONSEF (Concept Science and Engineering

Menlo Park Academy Hosts All School Science Fair

Menlo Park Academy, Ohio’s only community school exclusively serving gifted children, put on an all school Science Fair this past week. All students in grades Kindergarten through 6th participated.  Twenty-six judges from the scientific, me

Menlo Park Students Raise Money for Haiti Relief

January, 2009-- Students at Menlo Park Academy (MPA) held a bake sale on Friday, January 29, 2010, with all proceeds being donated to Haiti earthquake relief efforts. MPA’s population of about 135 students raised $459.44 during the event.


Community School for Gifted Learners Moves to West Park

Westlake, Ohio, June 2, 2009 - The Board of Menlo Park Academy (MPA), a community school for gifted children, is pleased to announce a new location for next year and beyond.  Having outgrown its facilities at Church on the Rise’s Storm Cent

School Events Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

Westlake, OH, April 27, 2009 - When staff at Menlo Park Academy (MPA) heard the theme for National Charter Schools Week was inspired by President Obama’s speech in which he praised effective public charter schools as a model for “pro

Ohio's Only Community School for Gifted Children Thriving

April, 2009 -- Amidst all the recent news surrounding charter schools -- uncertainty of future funding and investigations into some charter school operators – there is a positive story to report. Menlo Park Academy (MPA), the state’s only char

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