6 Reasons Why We Travel


An old Chinese proverb says that traveling ten thousand miles is better than reading ten thousand books. While I would never discourage reading, which gives us knowledge that our ancestors gained over centuries, traveling is an equally indispensable method for young people to better understand the world. At Morgan Park Academy, students frequently explore off campus and throughout the Chicago area, including national and international travel for students in grades 7-12. >> READ MORE: GLOBAL WEEK 2018 Here are a few of my favorite benefits that travelers of all ages experience: Traveling allows us to experience firsthand the varieties of the [...]

6 Reasons Why We Travel2018-10-22T10:15:19-05:00

Junior Places 3rd at ISL Golf Championships


Congratulations to MPA junior Brandon Chan on placing third at the ISL golf championships! He shot an 82 at Cog Hill on Sept. 25 to join Dev Desai, Daniel Jesuthasan, and Jack Costello as the Warriors' fourth all-conference golfer in the past six years. Brandon and senior Carter Middleton (92) will compete next week at IHSA regionals.

Junior Places 3rd at ISL Golf Championships2018-09-26T15:10:43-05:00

Alumni Spotlight: Capt. Margaret Kealy-Machella ’10


Catching up with Capt. Margaret Kealy-Machella ’10 ... Q&A What are you up to now? I am currently serving as the Chief of Public Affairs for the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base in southwestern Idaho, leading a unit of 15 airmen who capture photo, video, and create products that tell the story of the Air Force and our fighter wing to various audiences. In this role, I ensure that my airmen are cared for both professionally and personally, so that they not only are able to do their jobs but also are a part of something bigger, [...]

Alumni Spotlight: Capt. Margaret Kealy-Machella ’102019-01-26T23:53:38-06:00

Homecoming 2018


Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fieldhouse Grounds Help us celebrate at MPA's Homecoming event. Featuring fun, food, friends, and family! Want to help? The Parents Association is seeking volunteers! VOLUNTEER TO HELP Schedule of Events 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Coffee, Dining Hall 10:00 a.m. MS boys soccer game, Soccer Field 10:00 a.m. JV girls volleyball game, Bitta Gym 10:00 a.m. Bike decorating, Warriors Circle 10:30 a.m. Lower School Bike Parade, Warriors Circle 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Carnival (games, inflatables, lunch and more!), Fieldhouse Grounds 11:00 a.m. Varsity girls tennis match, Tennis Courts 11:00 a.m. Varsity girls [...]

Homecoming 20182018-09-12T13:21:03-05:00

Remembering 9/11


Middle and Upper School students, faculty, and staff began the school day by stopping to remember the 9/11 attacks on their 17th anniversary. PHOTOS

Remembering 9/112018-09-11T08:58:24-05:00

Nikita Stange ’06 Joins Alumni Office


We are excited to welcome Nikita Stange '06 to our alumni office as Associate Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations! Ms. Stange brings nearly a decade of nonprofit experience, including a background in special events, volunteer management, and fundraising. She holds a B.A. from John Carroll University and a Master's degree in non-profit leadership from the University of San Diego. Drop her a line at alumni@morganparkacademy.org!

Nikita Stange ’06 Joins Alumni Office2018-09-22T13:39:45-05:00

Rathi ’84 Retires from Board of Trustees; Echols Elected Board Chair


After 10 years of distinguished service to his alma mater, including the past four years as Board Chair, Rajeev Rathi ’84 retired from Morgan Park Academy’s Board of Trustees this summer. Heidi Yernberg Echols assumes the role of Board Chair. Rathi has been an Academy trustee since 2008 and Board Chair since 2014. In June, he received the school’s highest alumni honor, the Richard L. Duchossois ’40 Integrity and Values Alumni Award, at our 145th graduation exercises. “Raj Rathi has been a tremendous leader for Morgan Park Academy and a tireless advocate for its students, faculty, and staff,” Head of School [...]

Rathi ’84 Retires from Board of Trustees; Echols Elected Board Chair2020-04-15T13:17:03-05:00

Dream Big: Welcoming the School Year at Convocation


We welcomed the new school year at our annual Convocation assembly on Sept. 5, including an opening address by Head of School Mercedes Z. Sheppard.  A transcript of her remarks: Welcome to the 146th school year at Morgan Park Academy. Since this is only the second day of school, some of you are still finding your way around campus — that’s students and teachers alike — trying to remember your class schedule, determining which lunch table to sit at, and all those fun things that come with starting a new school year. Well, don’t feel like you are alone. This year we [...]

Dream Big: Welcoming the School Year at Convocation2018-10-18T14:42:14-05:00

Welcome to Our New Faculty & Staff


Welcome to the new members of our faculty and staff who have joined the MPA family this year! Meg Carey, Upper School English An Ohio native, Ms. Carey earned her undergraduate degree at Kenyon College and also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University, a Master’s degree in literature and composition from Northeastern University, and a Master of Science in literacy education from Northern Illinois University. She taught high school English and coached swimming in the Boston area and taught writing at a suburban high school for the past five years. Ms. Carey, a Naperville resident for nearly [...]

Welcome to Our New Faculty & Staff2019-01-26T23:56:02-06:00
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