Morgan Park Academy invites inquiries and applications from international students seeking a dynamic American private high school education and cultural experience.
We believe that students from other countries enrich our community. Students learn firsthand the importance of cross-cultural relationships, global awareness and sensitivity through the presence of international students in our classrooms.
Eligibility for Application
The Upper School (grades 9-12) is the only division that accepts international students at this time. Most spaces are available in grades 9-11. Students entering grade 12 must be able to complete our graduation requirements to be granted a diploma.
English fluency is required. Applicants and their families should understand that all classes are taught in English. International students will be held to the same standards of language and assessed against the same scale as native speakers. If an international applicant has not attended a school where English is the primary language of instruction, and he is a non-native English speaker, he will need to post a strong score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in order to demonstrate his fluency in English.
Morgan Park Academy is a day school, not a boarding school. We use gphomestay to find appropriate housing for international students.
To host an international student, please inquire with gphomestay.
All students applying from China must apply through Ivy International at this time. Please contact them for more information.
Families should complete the following steps:
1. Complete and submit the Admission Application along with a $50 application fee. After the four-page application has been received, the admissions office will contact you to schedule a parent/guardian interview and a full-day visit for the applicant to attend classes, be interviewed, and take an in-house academic assessment.
2. Request that two current teachers (English and one other academic subject of your choice) submit a Teacher Recommendation, directly to the Admissions Office.
3. Schedule a TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, or SSAT test.
4. Submit an official transcript (current and previous year) including grades, attendance records, and standardized test scores.
5. If the applicant cannot visit campus, we will arrange for a Skype interview.
English as a Second Language/English Language Learner (ESL/ELL) classes are offered for an additional fee. It is determined through the admission process if these classes will be required of the applicant. Most international applicants take the ESL/ELL classes.
Please also see our welcome page for Chinese International Students, featuring campus and neighborhood tours hosted by Yijiang Wu of our Admissions office.
For more infomation, please contact Director of Admissions Adriana Mourgelas (email).