Spring Sports Awards 2017


We honored the best of the spring sports season with an awards banquet for Upper and Middle School teams on May 26. Brooke Barber, Theo Covello, Annika Echols, D.J. Fletcher, Diego Gomez, Maya Kamin, Maya Lopez, Darryl Loyd, Summer Loyd, Carter Middleton, Vincent Oganwu, Ben Rosen, and Anastasia Stanley received individual awards. 2017 Spring Sports Awards BASEBALL Upper School Crane D’Louhy Award: Ben Rosen Sportsmanship Award: Summer Loyd Most Improved: Carter Middleton Middle School Warrior Award: Darryl Loyd GIRLS SOCCER Upper School Sportsmanship Award: Anastasia Stanley Warrior Award: Maya Kamin Most Improved: Annika Echols Workhorse Award: Maya Lopez Middle School Warrior [...]

Spring Sports Awards 20172018-08-29T16:25:26-05:00

Freshman Shines at State Tennis Finals


MPA’s varsity boys tennis team closed the spring with a strong postseason performance, with four players qualifying for IHSA Class 1A sectionals and freshman D.J. Fletcher placing among the top 32 players at the state singles finals. Playing at No. 1 singles for the Warriors despite his youth, the 6-foot-1 Fletcher won his first-round matchup in the state tournament on May 25, 2017, at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights before stalling in the second round of the double-elimination format. MPA’s boys and girls tennis programs have sent four singles players and a doubles team to the state finals in the [...]

Freshman Shines at State Tennis Finals2019-05-20T12:11:49-05:00

Summer Safety Tips from Nurse Conley


With summer break just around the corner, we are gearing up for lots of outdoor summer fun. Here are a few tips to help keep your child safe and healthy during summer break. Promote water safety: Never leave children unattended in the pool; have them wear properly-fitted life vests when participating in water activities. Protect against the heat and sun: Always wear sunscreen and/or hats when outside in the sun, and never leave children unattended in the car even if the window is cracked; cars heat up very quickly! Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water. Beverages containing sugar (like soda pop [...]

Summer Safety Tips from Nurse Conley2018-07-20T10:49:39-05:00

Chairman’s Dinner Celebrates Faculty & Staff


MPA faculty, staff, and trustees gathered May 24 for our annual chairman’s dinner, celebrating retiring faculty and trustees and those marking milestone years at the Academy. SEE MORE PHOTOS Retiring Trustees Beverly Biggs Colin McFarland 35th anniversary Peggy Scolan, Middle School math teacher 30th anniversary Tom Drahozal, Upper School principal 25th anniversary Carol Bollacker, Middle School math and science teacher 20th anniversary Elizabeth Raser, second grade teacher 15th anniversary Sarah Haskins, French teacher Heather Kurut, Middle School principal Beata Skawiniak, buildings and grounds 10th anniversary Michael Ellis, music and band teacher 5th anniversary Colleen Amberg, Middle School humanities teacher Peggy Bergin, [...]

Chairman’s Dinner Celebrates Faculty & Staff2018-07-20T09:57:40-05:00

Eighth Class Elected to Athletic Walk of Fame


Six alumni, two coaches, and five teams have been selected from a pool of dozens of nominees for election to Morgan Park Academy's Athletic Walk of Fame and will be inducted in ceremonies at Homecoming on Sept. 23, 2017. Chosen by our selection committee to join the top athletes, coaches, and teams in MPA sports history were: Dave Rosi '67 Football, Wrestling Tom Manos '77 Football, Baseball Noor Nahhas '05 Basketball, Softball, Tennis Kristen Javorski Kipping-Ruane '06 Softball, Volleyball, Basketball Robert Churchill '07 Baseball, Soccer, Basketball Alex Ingram '07 Baseball, Soccer, Basketball coach Tom Daker Volleyball coach Dalyn Drown Baseball, Soccer, [...]

Eighth Class Elected to Athletic Walk of Fame2019-12-22T14:16:26-06:00

MPA Ranked Among the State’s Top Private Schools


Morgan Park Academy ranks No. 5 among K-12 private schools in Illinois and No. 9 among the state’s private high schools, according to a report from the rankings and reviews website Niche.com. The report ranks schools based on a combination of data from the U.S. Department of Education and more than 60 million school reviews and parent and student surveys. MPA received an overall grade of A+ and ranked in the top 10 percent of all private K-12 schools and private high schools in the nation. On diversity, long a strong suit, the Academy again earned the highest marks, ranked second in the [...]

MPA Ranked Among the State’s Top Private Schools2018-07-20T10:50:00-05:00

Global Focus Puts MPA Among Chicago Magazine’s Top Schools


Ranked as one of the state's top private schools this month by Niche.com, Morgan Park Academy received similar honors from Chicago magazine, selected as the No. 8 private high school in Chicago. The magazine feature focused on Global Week, a cornerstone of the MPA global studies curriculum for all students and teachers from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. Infused into the curriculum throughout the school year, our study of language and culture, service to others, and environmental sustainability comes into sharpest focus for one week each March. Upper School and Middle School students and teachers share a broad range of learning experiences off campus, while our Lower [...]

Global Focus Puts MPA Among Chicago Magazine’s Top Schools2018-08-10T11:44:17-05:00

What Parents Need to Know about Signing up for Project Week


Our school’s mission statement focuses on educating the whole child and global leaders. What better way to accomplish these goals than by providing students opportunities to learn in the real world outside the classroom? During Project Week 2017, our students experienced a variety of global and cultural activities: they immersed themselves in the Japanese culture; explored the unique geological features of Iceland; home stayed with their German peers; performed field studies in Greece and Italy; visited leading companies and prestigious universities in Silicon Valley; adventured into the Yellowstone and learned how to make movies; visited different immigration communities in Chicago; experimented [...]

What Parents Need to Know about Signing up for Project Week2018-07-20T10:50:21-05:00

Personal and Professional Growth in College


As our senior students are heading toward completion of their high school career, they are now thinking about the mark they will make at the colleges they will attend. I have no doubt in my mind that our students are prepared to continue their academic, personal, and professional development through the opportunities that their colleges will offer. Considering this, I am often asked by students and parents alike what to look for in a college. While this answer will vary for each individual student (i.e. program of study, size, location, etc.), some factors which I discussed in an earlier blog, there are [...]

Personal and Professional Growth in College2019-02-22T23:26:03-06:00

Thank You, Mr. Malcolm


Students, faculty, and staff gathered May 5 to celebrate retiring Middle School science teacher Thomas Malcolm and an educational career that has changed hundreds of lives over 41 years and helped define the MPA experience for generations of students. School leaders praised Malcolm’s contributions, played a thank-you video featuring messages from colleagues, students, and alumni, and unveiled red T-shirts for a new addition to the MPA house system: Malcolm House. Passionate about helping others — especially students in that crucial, often tumultuous stage between childhood and young adulthood — Malcolm was Middle School head teacher for 30 years and coordinated activities [...]

Thank You, Mr. Malcolm2020-08-31T13:39:38-05:00
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