College Prep

When students are ready to leave MPA, they are thoughtful, independent, compassionate young adults with shining faces and a solid work ethic. Coupled with the uniqueness of attending an international, spiritually and academically balanced boarding school in India, graduates are uniquely attractive to colleges and universities around the world.

College Counseling

Our Academic Principal guides students to choose university options that fit individual academic goals, learning styles, and personalities. Our students come from many different countries, and we support students and parents in understanding and completing their applications. 

Students are supported during each step of the global college admissions process, including assistance with the SAT, ACT, AP tests, and any other country-specific college entrance requirements.

For some students, going straight into college isn’t the right choice for them and we work with them to determine the best next steps, including taking a gap year, attending vocational school, volunteering, or going into the workforce. 

A year by year guide


In a 2016 survey of alumni, 85% of respondents had applied to college and half of the remaining 15% were planning to apply soon. Of those who had enrolled or already graduated, 70% felt they were as prepared or better prepared for college than others at the same university and 88% reported receiving a 3.0 or higher GPA at their college or university.

Over the last ten year MPA graduates have been accepted at the following schools:

Alanos University
Amersham And Wycombe College
Barcelona and Grenoble Graduate School of Business
Bernard Pacific College
Boston University
Brickfield Asia College
California Institute of Technology
Chatman University
City College of San Francisco
City University Of Science And Technology
Clark College
College of Wooster
Connecticut College
Darushtat Berlin
Dean College
Escuela De Parteria En La Tradicion Osa Mayor
Escuela Peruana De Aviacion Civil – Espac Aviation Academy
Escuela Superior Internacional ISEI
Gateway College
George Mason University
Haffen City University Hamburg
Hampshire College
Hertfordshire North
Hollins University
Insituto Mexicano De Musicoterapia Humanista
International School Of Milano
ITESO of Guadalajara
Karlsruhd Stuttgard
La Esmeralda
Lake Forest College
Loyola College
Macalester College
Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Technology
MCM DAV College
Mt Holyoke
Naropa University
North Seattle College
Northeastern University
Northern New Mexico College
Nottingham Trent University
Ohio Westlin
Orita Sinclair School Of Design
Philipps Universität Marburg
Pittsburgh State University
Reed College
San Diego State University
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe University Of Art And Design
Santa Monica College
Smith College

Hans Werner – Class of 2016

Hans Werner graduated in 2016 after attending MPA for three years. After graduating he spent some time figuring out his next step knowing that he wanted to pursue art in a way where he could work on big projects that …

Sat Kartar Burmeister – Class of 2012

Sat Kartar graduated in 2012 after spending five years at MPA. After graduation he did what’s called a voluntary social year in Germany working at a kindergarten before he began studying International Business Management, which he has since completed. When …

Another Great Alumni – Rishi Parbhaat Singh Khalsa

Rishi Parbhaat Singh Khalsa is a graduate of Miri Piri Academy. He was visiting MPA at the start of the school year and joined us for our initiation trip to Anandpur Sahib. I sat down to speak with Rishi about …

Boxing with Maninder

MPA Alumni, Maninder Singh, is finishing up his dental degree in nearby Chandigarh; he visits the school periodically. This week he led two boxing classes; one for the boys on Monday and another for the girls on Wednesday. Maninder is …

Sevadar Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa

Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa, an alumni and great friend to MPA  serves in many ways even though he is not a staff member. He helps to teach Gatka, music and spiritual studies. He travels constantly to India and abroad …