Winter World Language Trips Bring Culture to Life in Middle School


MPA seventh- and eighth-graders got a chance to practice their French, Mandarin, and Spanish language skills and explore language and culture, community service, and environmental sustainability on week-long trips to France, China, and Panama in February. China SEE ALL PHOTOS Highlights of nine days in Beijing and Xi'an, China, included: sightseeing in and around Beijing and Xi'an, including world historic sites such as the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Army, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven; taking a bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an; a behind-the-scenes tour at Light Chase Animation Studio; exploring the old district [...]

Winter World Language Trips Bring Culture to Life in Middle School2019-02-28T19:32:53-06:00

Math Team Takes 1st at Regionals


Morgan Park Academy’s math team began competition season with a bang, bringing home an armful of ribbons and medals home from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) regional competition at Saint Xavier University on Feb. 23, 2019. Nearly two dozen Upper School students combined to help the Warriors win their region with 504 points, the third-best score among 71 schools in Division 1A statewide. Team members include seniors Murphy Chen, Bryan Coronado, Ethan Deng, Tony Tang, and Will Wei; juniors Chelsea Chai, Jason Chen, Anthony Jurek, Shane Liu, and Luming Zhao; sophomores Sabrina Eng, Shuji Lu, Oscar Zhang, and [...]

Math Team Takes 1st at Regionals2019-03-14T13:02:12-05:00

Celebrating the Best of Basketball Season


Morgan Park Academy honored the best of the 2018-2019 winter sports season with awards banquets for Upper School and Middle School basketball on Feb. 20 and 26. Senior all-conference selections Eli Moss and Amaya McLachlan were chosen by coaches as varsity MVPs, while Miles Beachum, Murphy Chen, Samaria Harris, Dion Madkins, Matthew McKnight, Kaitlyn Mullings, Madison Olimene, Tim Rooney, Emmanuel Sarpong, Hannah Schuman-Cook, Jalen Shelton, Logan Walton, and Oscar Zhang also received individual awards. Winter Sports Awards 2018-2019 Upper School & Middle School BOYS BASKETBALL [PHOTOS] Varsity Class 1A Regional Semifinalist MVP: Eli Moss Warrior Award: Matthew McKnight Most Improved: Logan [...]

Celebrating the Best of Basketball Season2019-12-22T14:09:07-06:00

Senior Forward Ends Record Career With All-State Honors


A year after her former teammate became the top scorer in MPA girls basketball history, senior forward Amaya McLachlan rewrote the record books again, breaking the season record with 611 points to finish her career second on the program’s all-time scoring list. McLachlan broke the season record of 569 points set last year by Isis Rodriguez; her 1,350 career points are second only to Rodriguez’s daunting total of 1,705. McLachlan and fellow all-ISL honorees Kaitlyn Mullings and Samaria Harris led the varsity girls to 21 wins — tying the program record set last year — and a berth in the Class [...]

Senior Forward Ends Record Career With All-State Honors2020-01-24T15:32:07-06:00

Upper School Brings ‘Drood’ to Life


"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" came to life in Baer Theater as Upper School students mounted their winter musical on Feb. 1-2, 2019. >> PHOTOS: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD February 1-2, 2019 Cast Maya Lopez -- Mr. William Cartwright, Chairman Anya Haynes -- Mr. James Throttle, Stage Manager & Barkeep Ethan Jorjorian -- John Jasper/Mr. Clive Paget Tom Gu -- Reverend Crisparkle/Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe Halle Berghoff -- Edwin Drood/Miss Alice Nutting Olga Mourgelas -- Rosa Bud/Miss Deirdre Peregrine Hailey Brisard -- Helena Landless/Miss Janet Conover Alex Fleming -- Neville Landless/Mr. Victor Grinstead Jill Dunlap -- [...]

Upper School Brings ‘Drood’ to Life2019-02-22T11:01:42-06:00

Boys Basketball Advances to Regional Semifinals


Led by all-conference point guard Eli Moss, the MPA varsity boys basketball team won its playoff opener on Feb. 18, beating Foundations College Prep, 58-35, to advance to the Class 1A regional semifinals against Fenger. Game time for the semifinal is Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m., again at St. Francis de Sales High School. Go Warriors!

Boys Basketball Advances to Regional Semifinals2019-02-22T13:07:35-06:00

MPA Ranked Among the State’s Top Private Schools


Morgan Park Academy ranks No. 6 among K-12 private schools in Illinois and No. 10 among the state’s private high schools, according to a report from the rankings and reviews website The 2019 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. >> READ MORE: GLOBAL FOCUS PUTS MPA AMONG CHICAGO MAGAZINE'S TOP SCHOOLS On diversity, long [...]

MPA Ranked Among the State’s Top Private Schools2019-02-25T12:10:51-06:00

Girls Basketball Falls in Regional Final


By Tim O’Brien The Beverly Review Racing to a hot start to begin the season, the Morgan Park Academy girls basketball team rode the shoulders of leading scorer Amaya McLachlan. Taking the mantle of the Warriors’ go-to scorer, the senior forward averaged 30-plus points through the first month of the season. As the season progressed, McLachlan continued her tear with her teammates finding a comfort zone and bigger roles offensively and defensively. Unfortunately, MPA’s season came to an end with a tough 58-34 defeat to Chicago Richards on Feb. 7, 2019 in the Class-1A Illinois Lutheran Regional championship. The Warriors finished [...]

Girls Basketball Falls in Regional Final2019-02-23T12:20:46-06:00

Global Diplomacy at Model UN Conference


Seventeen students from Morgan Park Academy's Upper School took part in one of the biggest Model UN conferences in the nation, joining more than 3,000 high school students at the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago on Feb. 7-10, 2019. Teaming up to represent the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on committees dealing with education, corruption, women's rights, and human trafficking were Adenike Basurto, Angela Cabrera, Emmett Campbell, Andrew Delaney, Ignatius Gathman, Jackson Glanton, Zara Hashmi, Christian Ikediobi, Dillon Leonard, India Lopez, Maya Lopez, Carter Middleton, Olga Mourgelas, Kennedy Olguin, Kelsey Ramski, Christopher Skawiniak, and Hunter Vujevic. Model UN is [...]

Global Diplomacy at Model UN Conference2019-05-09T21:55:25-05:00

Mandarin Language Program Continues to Grow


This school year, we expanded Morgan Park Academy’s World Languages offerings to include Mandarin as a full-year program beginning at the Middle School level. Students and parents now have the opportunity choose Mandarin as a full-time language of study in Middle School and continue to study the language in Upper School. It’s a chance for students to learn one of the most spoken languages in the world. I love that Mandarin is now a part of the full-year offerings. Giving students more choice in the languages and cultures they want to experience is one of the missions of the World Languages [...]

Mandarin Language Program Continues to Grow2019-02-07T14:24:07-06:00
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