Parents are an integral part of the MKA community, and their involvement is welcomed throughout the school. Working in partnership with the administration, parents have a special opportunity for participation in school life through PAMKA, the school's exceptionally active parents' association. Hundreds of parent volunteers run events and programs devoted to fundraising, serving the local community, supporting the faculty and bringing together families for social and educational events. From being involved with organizing the largest school Book Fair in the country, to helping chaperone a class trip, there is something for every parent to help with in enriching the MKA educational experience.


School Hours - Monday - Friday

Primary School - 8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Middle School - 7:50 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. Interscholastic sports to follow

Upper School - 8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. Varsity and JV sports to follow

Extended Day is available until 6:00 p.m. daily

Snow Closing

In the event of bad weather, school may be cancelled, implement a virtual learning day (V-Day) or have a 90-minute delayed opening. A decision for either will be made by 5:30 a.m. and posted on the MKA website and delivered via an Instant Alert message shortly thereafter. Please remember to check your Honeywell Instant Alert account (located in the Parent Portal) to update phone numbers, email addresses, etc. that you would like these alerts delivered to.

Click here to read about MKA's homework/learning policy for extended weather cancellations.


Classes and/or school activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at the regularly scheduled time for each campus.

Students may arrive at school between 8:45 and 9:30 a.m. Please do not bring your child to school before 8:45 a.m. because buildings may not be open and ready, and driveways and walkways may not be plowed. Faculty, administration and staff will not be available to supervise students before 8:45 a.m.

For those families using Station Wagon Services, a parent or guardian should remain at home until their child has been picked up. It is possible that the bus driver will arrange a different pick-up location that may be a street or a block away from the home location.

Vacation Dates

MKA will be closed for vacation on the following dates:

Rosh Hashanah: Monday, October 3, 2016

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Parent Conference Day (no school for students):
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving Recess: Monday, November 21–Friday, November 25, 2016

Winter Recess: Monday, December 19, 2016–Monday, January 2, 2017

Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 16, 2017

Faculty In-Service (no school for students): Friday, February 17, 2017

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 20, 2017

Spring Recess: Monday, March 13–Friday, March 24, 2017

Faculty In-Service (no school for students): Monday, March 27, 2017

Good Friday (no school for students):
Friday, April 14, 2017

Parent Conference Day (no school for students):
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Memorial Day: Monday, May 29, 2017


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