School News

Looking Forward to Fall 2018

As we look forward to next year, please keep the following in mind: Parents/guardians will receive an email with instructions to register for electives for the 2018-19 school year. If you have any changes to your address that will affect bus pick up or drop off, please contact the office as soon as possible. Our first day of school next year is Monday, August 27, 2018. You can see next year’s school calendar here:  2018-19 School Calendar & Highlights

Welcome Back, Families!

Dear UMA Community, I hope you have had an engaging and enjoyable summer so far. We are looking forward to the beginning of the fifth year of Upper Mississippi Academy, as we welcome back our returning students and get ready to meet many new families joining us across all grades. Our current enrollment is over 280 students with three sections of grades 6-8, two sections of grade 9, and one section of grade 10.We are pleased that we have doubled our retention rate...

Announcing the Newly Elected Board of Directors

Upper Mississippi Academy is proud to announce that the following people were chosen through the voting of parents and staff to be on the 2016-17 UMA Board of Directors: Joseph Klancher (parent) Krista Hong (parent) Chris Svensrud (parent) Lesley Ernst (teacher) Chris Mortenson (teacher) Dan Trockman (community member) Congratulations!  The new board members will take on their responsibilities at the July 2016 Board Meeting.

UMA Welcomes Harry Adler, New Executive Director

From the UMA Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Adler as Interim Executive Director of Upper Mississippi Academy, effective immediately. Harry Adler brings over 30 years of experience in education and business management to Upper Mississippi Academy. Mr. Adler served as the Upper School Director for the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School for four years, after 11 years of leadership and math and science teaching roles at the Twin Cities Jewish Middle...

We Have a New Home!

SAME MISSION, NEW DIGS! Our lease has officially been signed with St. Francis Church and UMA has a new home! Effective July 1, 2015, we will be located at 426 Osceola Avenue South, St. Paul, 55102. Just 1.8 miles from Crosby Farms and the Mississippi River, 15 minutes from downtown St. Paul, and 2 blocks from a 2 square block city park, we could not be more excited! Please stay tuned for information about a community meeting to answer questions and to celebrate our new building.    

Upper Mississippi Academy

Upper Mississippi Academy PreK-12 Campus Upper Mississippi Academy is a non-districted public school that provides a high quality education by using innovative teaching methods to foster creativity and promote student achievement. UMA provides an engaging environment that supports dynamic teaching and learning through an interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional instructional approach.  In our commitment to honoring diversity both in culture and disciplines, we have designed our learning program to eliminate the hierarchy of subjects, recognizing that the arts, the sciences, humanities, languages, physical...

UMA Board Update Mar 09, 2014

Our Path Forward  As we move into the final quarter of our first year and reflect on the tremendous accomplishments of Upper Mississippi Academy, our school continues to be a vibrant and exciting place for learning. We are excited by the overwhelming support for our program as evidenced by the fact that next year’s openings are oversubscribed. We would like to take this opportunity to fill you in on a number of important developments that have occurred in the past...