• Local students: recommended to start in Grade 5 to have one year to learn English before classes are combined with international students in Grade 6.
  • International students, who do not speak English: recommended start in Grade 8 at the latest. Cambridge Curriculum starts in Grade 9, in English.
  • International students, who already speak English: can start in Grade 6, 7, 8, 9 or 11. We do not accept new students in Grades 10 or 12 due to exam years. We recommend students’ MPA journey begins by Grade 9 at the latest.

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 curriculum starts in Grade 10 and finishes in Grade 11.

Cambridge core curriculum was built more than 30 years ago. Today, it’s the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Teaching at MPA is guided by the standards/syllabus of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). Details of the curriculum can be found at https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-upper-secondary/cambridge-igcse/

Yes, they can transfer but we recommend that they join with proficiency in English since all Cambridge courses are taught and tested in English.

Yes. Day and boarding school students attend the same classes between 8:30 am and 5 pm.

No. Most students who attend MPA are new to Kundalini Yoga. Classes are taught in a way that works for both beginning and more advanced students.

No. Not all students at MPA are Sikh. MPA provides the opportunity to learn about Sikhism and live a dharmic lifestyle.

It is highly recommended for your child to learn as much English as possible prior to attending MPA. Students who do not know English will be admitted up to Grade 8 and be given extra support in order to learn the language. Students start preparing for Cambridge exams in Grade 9. At this point, it’s important that students speak English in order to focus on subject-matter content.

General communication with parents happens through newsletters, blogs, and emails. Individualized communication is through student-led conferences, residential-life conferences, parent meetings and sometimes Zoom calls.

Amritsar and other areas of Punjab have relatively low crime rate compared to some other states in India. However, like any urban area, it is important to stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded places or tourist areas where pickpocketing and petty theft can occur.

As you arrive on campus in September, be prepared for hot temperatures, reflecting the end of summer. You can then anticipate a refreshing change in October as the weather cools down, where we will embrace the comfortable climate for outdoor activities and exploration. As April approaches, the hot weather cycle will begin again. Check out the graphic below for the average temperature highs/lows per month, and average precipitation. 

Yes! MPA offers a 1-week trial for grade 6-9 students who are interested in attending our boarding school. We recommend a trial period that includes drop-off on either Sunday or Monday and pick-up on Saturday, to provide a full and immersive MPA experience. Please check with us before confirming flight plans, especially during winter and spring holidays, as well as exam periods, as our availability may vary.

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