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History of Mt. Zion Preparatory Academy

Mt. Zion Preparatory Academy, a private boarding high school, located in Prince George’s county, Maryland was established in 2019. MZPA is the evolving effect of Mt. Zion Prep School established in 2011, a post-secondary school with emphasis on academics and athletics. As a direct result of the much anticipated growth of Mt. Zion Prep School; the progression into Mt Zion Preparatory Academy was necessary to accommodate the international and local enrollment demands. Currently, Mt. Zion Preparatory Academy is accepting students locally and internationally.

Mt Zion has created a culture that inspires students and unifies the community. Teachers are given the guidance to develop lessons that promote thought-provoking conversations and transformative learning. We have a high value for diversity, welcoming students from all over the world, and encouraging individuals to share differing opinions and perspectives. At Mt Zion, students find a safe, uplifting environment where they can fully be themselves and freely express their thoughts.

Individuals learn the power of their voice, their choices, and their ability to influence the world around them. They are mentored in such a way that their life will speak even louder than their words, modeling the change they want to see so they can leave their mark on the world.



Each scholar will be encouraged to reach their highest potential by analyzing, applying, and learning in ways that challenge each other and the larger community.


Fostering positive connections with the local, national, and international leaders, organizations, and businesses.


Collaborate with & experience various cultures while developing a respect and understanding of one another’s values.

Mt. Zion Preparatory Academy’s Guiding Principles

We go beyond educating the mind, we ignite the soul to come alive, serving a greater purpose to change the world while developing compassion, love, and appreciation for others.

Our guiding principles act as a code of conduct for students, teachers, and staff to reflect upon, align their mindset and choices, and take responsibility to contribute to the positive growth and development of MZPA’s community.

  1. Stay F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself) – take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually
  2. Don’t Let Anyone Silence Your Voice
  3. Your Voice Should Be a Gift to Others
  4. Always Speak Your Truth
  5. Lead with Integrity
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"When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts."
— Dalai Lama