The World is Fast


In 2005, Thomas Friedman published his game changing book The World is Flat. In the eleven years since, globalization has continued to shrink the world and speed communications, change, and the very fabric of our lives. Despite this, or perhaps because of this increased speed and connectivity, there is a growing desire among politicians, academics, and everyday people to find ways to slow down and create real connections with the ever growing world around them. As a teacher, I often wonder at how quickly my students’ world changes and how quickly they are expected to adapt to every new change. I [...]

The World is Fast2018-07-20T10:57:20-05:00

Upper School Teacher Named a Golden Apple Award Finalist


Morgan Park Academy's Emily Drown is one of 30 finalists for the 2016 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching, an annual award that celebrates great teachers with the ability and passion to make life-changing differences in the lives of students. The awards recognize and honor outstanding teachers for their role in building a stronger, better-educated society. This year’s finalists were selected from a pool of more than 400 nominations, and represent 9th-12th grade teachers throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. For more information, visit Drown, who teaches Upper School science, was nominated for her passion and dedication to teaching. [...]

Upper School Teacher Named a Golden Apple Award Finalist2019-01-17T15:54:04-06:00

Spotlight on Mandarin


At MPA, we are proud to offer a thriving Mandarin program. Our program boasts two phenomenal faculty members; Dr. Zhao and Ms. Shi, and leveled classes throughout our curriculum from Pre-K all the way up to Upper School Mandarin 4 Honors. We are not the only school experiencing a surge in interest in this key language; participation in Mandarin programs in the United States has doubled in the last couple of years. That may very well have something to do with initiatives such as President Obama’s “1 Million Strong” program, which seeks to increase the number of Mandarin students in the [...]

Spotlight on Mandarin2019-02-22T23:34:12-06:00

Summer Camps


Join the fun and expand your horizon with MPA's Summer Camps. Campers choose from a variety of offerings to create an experience that is specific to their talents and interests. Academic, enrichment, new technology, fine and performing arts, recreation, and sports are just a few of the programs offered this year. Click here to learn more and here to register! If you register before March 15th, you will receive a discount! Just enter code 2016. In addition to the above camps, MPA announces that there will also be a Junior Golf Camp! The camp will run for one week (June 27, 2016 to July 1, 2016).  The [...]

Summer Camps2018-07-20T11:05:37-05:00

College Fair


Morgan Park Academy is excited to host a Spring 2016 College Fair! The event is FREE and open to the public! Several in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, including an international institution, will be available to answer all of your questions. The event promises to be very informative. We hope to see you there!

College Fair2018-07-20T10:48:21-05:00

Academic Summer Institute


Students can elect to take many of our 16 course offerings that will improve or deepen their knowledge of a certain subject, or courses that offer a new academic area for enrichment over the summer. There are four separate sessions that have different time schedules to help meet the needs of students with their personal summer plans. Class size is capped at 12 students. If you have any questions regarding the Academic Summer Institute at Morgan Park Academy, please email Matt Kenenitz. To see the full brochure, click here. To register, click here.

Academic Summer Institute2018-07-20T10:58:06-05:00

Building Skills for the 21st Century


21st century learning shifts the focus of learning from memorization to application. Often students think that 21st century learning means using smartphones and tablets daily in a classroom, that all projects and learning activities will be completed on a computer, and that all research will be done on the internet. Now, those are not completely incorrect assumptions, but 21st century learning is more than just using technology to learn content in the classroom; it is also about skill-building and collaborating with students that may not be in your immediate social circle. 21st century learning is about problem solving, not rote memorization [...]

Building Skills for the 21st Century2020-09-28T11:43:26-05:00

Pi Day


Calling all bakers! We are very much looking forward to celebrating another pi(e) day on campus. If you would like to contribute, please fill out and return the form by clicking here. And please read the letter to parents here with pie details for each class! Please note that extra credit will be given to Middle and Upper school students for bringing in a pie. And of course, additional donations of pies are always appreciated. We are looking for parent volunteers. If you can lend a hand, please click here to sign up!

Pi Day2018-08-14T12:31:18-05:00

The iPhone was introduced in 2007? Say what?


Yes, you read that right. Just 2007. Imagine a world with no iPhone? When I read that I had to sit down! I was seriously blown away at how much the world has changed since then and it’s not slowing down. What else has changed in that time? There are now millions of apps, the entire social media platform (the explosion of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), the iCloud (which I’m still trying to wrap my head around!) - just to name a few. Put these things together and think for a bit about what the world was like pre-iPhone and [...]

The iPhone was introduced in 2007? Say what?2019-02-22T23:34:29-06:00

Students Volunteer at WTTW


Upper School service council students and Service Council Coordinator, Mr. Smith, volunteered at WTTW Monday night, helping to raise over $5,000 for the station! The students reported that it was a fantastic experience and all really enjoyed their time.

Students Volunteer at WTTW2018-07-20T11:04:58-05:00
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