Turning open-ended questions into new discoveries
Learning At MKA
“...an education at MKA is the foundation for critical thinking, authentic inquisitiveness and exploring a variety of learning and teaching styles.”– Drew Jennings, Class of 2004
Turning original ideas into insightful products
Turning questioning into personal understanding and global engagement
Turning shared learning experiences into a deep, multifaceted understanding of the world and what it means to be human
Turning the known into the new and unique
Turning universal and robust technology access into a springboard for dynamic learning and limitless creativity
Turning exploration into world perspective
Turning curiosity into understanding
- Dedicated to their own learning
as well as their students’, MKA faculty are committed to a continuous process of inquiry.
- MKA allocates significant funding
to support faculty members’ professional development.
- The Professional Growth Process (PGP)
engages every faculty member in an ongoing process of inquiry, reflection and adjustment of practice.
- On-site professional development workshops
provide opportunities for faculty to inquire, explore, collaborate, and experiment with new ideas.
- Faculty members travel locally and globally
to attend conferences and workshops with renowned experts.
As I reflect back on my MKA experience, what I valued most were my fellow students, our faculty, and the engagement in scholarship, community, and friendship that occurred between students and faculty. — Michael Feldman, Class of 1980
- Faculty-Student Bonds
Students enjoy close relationships with extremely caring and highly qualified teachers.
- Faculty Accessibility
Beyond the classroom, teachers welcome students’ questions and enjoying acting as guides and mentors.
- One School, Three Faculties
Each campus faculty is dedicated to teaching students at the appropriate developmental level.
of MKA students have a teacher who acts as their academic and social advisor and advocate.
of MKA students have access to their teachers outside of class—for academic help, mentoring or coaching.
of 3rd-grade students collaborate to design and test their own innovative egg drop container.
of 7th-grade students (and faculty!) participate in the interdisciplinary, intensive study and full-scale production of a Shakespeare play.
of 11th-grade students research and write a scholarly, historical analysis paper.
Explore multiple books about submarines and build your own "life-size" vessel, complete with reflecting mirrors to create a working periscope.
Inspired by a conversation with your favorite children's book author about where he gets his inspiration and how he started writing (and illustrating!), write and illustrate your own story.
Act as a docent to guide your family and friends through the museum-quality Primary School Art Show and explain the technique and design decisions behind your works on display.
Make a passionate, research-informed case in a social action letter to your local representative — perhaps to advocate for more wheelchair access in your community — and have your letter shared with the local Town Council.
Initiate and develop your own community service project by identifying specific needs in the local community and exploring ways to address those needs in collaboration with other MKA students.
Write, produce and perhaps even perform in your own play.
Present findings from your original science research project—investigated, modified and mentored in collaboration with MKA faculty—at a national symposium.
As part of Startup 101 during senior May Term, design an app that provides visitors to school and college campuses with unguided tours and pitch your concept to an audience of local investors and entrepreneurs.
Publish your junior independent history thesis in The Concord Review, an international journal devoted to publishing the best examples of secondary school historical research.