Student Leaders Honored at Alderman’s Breakfast


Morgan Park Academy was pleased to once again host our friends and neighbors April 27 for the 19th Ward's annual breakfast for student leaders from local middle schools. Nineteen eighth-graders, including MPA students Angela Cabrera and Jonah Dobrutsky, were the honored guests of Ald. Matt O'Shea, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, and state Rep. Fran Hurley. After breakfast, the students worked in groups to debate several bills currently in the state legislature and presented their positions to family, friends, and teachers in attendance. Angela and Jonah were selected by MPA faculty and staff for this honor because of their history of leading by [...]

Student Leaders Honored at Alderman’s Breakfast2019-04-26T10:46:51-05:00

Students Explore Potential Future Paths on Alumni Career Day


Upper School students explored potential future careers on April 16 as nine alumni and one alumni parent returned to campus to lead Career Day presentations and small-group discussions.   Rawan Abassi ’06, Rachel Cuadros ’90, Tom Dryjanski ’05, Bennett Kalafut ’99, John Koht ’02, C.J. Kowalsky ’01, Amber Sipich ’08, Jessica Szkarlat ’07, alumni parent Mark Erzen, and Director of Alumni Relations Julie Cuadros-Perry ’93 discussed their careers in a wide variety of fields: medical research and healthcare art, photography, and sculpture science and engineering web design and mobile applications e-commerce law graphic design dentistry finance and accounting pharmacy The event [...]

Students Explore Potential Future Paths on Alumni Career Day2018-07-20T14:07:27-05:00

MPA Ranked No. 4 in the State Among Private High Schools


Morgan Park Academy ranks No. 4 among all private high schools in Illinois, according to a report from the rankings and reviews website The report ranks schools based on a combination of school data and parent and student surveys, weighting academics at 60 percent of a school's overall grade, student culture and diversity at 30 percent, and survey responses at 10 percent. MPA received an overall grade of A, and also ranked in the top 150 among all private high schools in the nation. "A high ranking," the report said, "indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse [...]

MPA Ranked No. 4 in the State Among Private High Schools2018-07-20T13:57:55-05:00

Senior Finishes 3rd at WYSE State Finals


Senior Jeffrey Eichinger achieved Morgan Park Academy’s best individual finish in three years at the WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) state finals, placing third in Division 300 in engineering graphics. Jeffrey, who also competed in computer science, was among six MPA students who qualified for the state finals, held April 16, 2015, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The group also included senior Ahad Hashmi (math); juniors Hiba Katerji (chemistry), Augustine Liu (chemistry), and Pramukh Sreerama (engineering graphics); and sophomore Daniel Jesuthasan (math). Morgan Park Academy’s WYSE team annually places individual competitors at the state finals, but had [...]

Senior Finishes 3rd at WYSE State Finals2019-03-14T13:04:15-05:00

Spring Musical Brings to Life the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Upper School and Middle School students entertained a packed house at Baer Theater with our spring musical, "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," on April 16-17.   Adapted from Mark Twain’s classic novel by William Hauptman and Roger Miller, the play featured bravura lead performances by seventh-grader Sofia Clute as Huck Finn and sophomore Journey Davis as Jim; dexterous comedy by junior Madi Delaney as the King, junior Zara Singh as the Duke, seventh-grader Matthew Dwyer as Tom Sawyer, and junior Will Callihan as Pap Finn; and standout vocal performances by sophomore Ashley Wilson, eighth-grader Maya Lopez, sixth-grader India Lopez, and seventh-grader [...]

Spring Musical Brings to Life the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn2018-07-20T13:52:09-05:00

Parent Education Series: Focusing Too Much on Happiness?


Morgan Park Academy’s 2014-2015 Parent Education Series concluded April 8 with a workshop centered on Aaron Cooper and Eric Keitel’s book I Just Want My Kids to Be Happy, led by Director of Student Support Services Kari Misulonas.   Parents and faculty members joined our wellness team as we focused on how parents are setting up their children for major disappointment if they focus too much on ensuring their “happiness.”   Why are millions of parents pledging their allegiance to this happiness creed, yet children are less happy than ever? What should parents promote instead? After 30 years of research, Cooper and [...]

Parent Education Series: Focusing Too Much on Happiness?2018-07-20T14:16:25-05:00

Global Week 2015


One key part of Morgan Park Academy's global curriculum is a school-wide Global Week each March. Upper School and Middle School students and teachers come together outside the classroom to share a broader range of learning experiences focused on language and culture, service, and sustainability. Lower School students explore the world's countries and cultures closer to home. This year's experiences included trips to India, Peru, Hawaii, and the American Southwest; and local explorations of art, nature, horses, and alternative sports.VIEW ALL GLOBAL WEEK PHOTOS WATCH STUDENT VIDEOS FROM PROJECT WEEK   Upper School India — Photos | Student Reflection | Student Video Peru — Photos | Student Video American Southwest — Photos | Student Video [...]

Global Week 20152018-08-13T11:41:00-05:00
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