Thanking Our Milestone Faculty & Staff


Cheers to the faculty and staff who marked milestone years at MPA this school year! We are deeply grateful for the countless contributions to our community made over many years by: fourth-grade teacher Harriet Arnold (35 years) English teacher Claire Concannon (30 years) first-grade teacher Beth Ferguson (30 years) Spanish teacher Gloria Ortiz (20 years) grounds crew veteran Mike Kalinowski (10 years) school nurse Nerissa Conley (5 years) educational technology coordinator Shavonne Terry (5 years) school counselor Jennifer Stec (5 years) preschool teacher Bridget Goggin (5 years) math teacher Catie McAlister (5 years) and assistant to the head of school and [...]

Thanking Our Milestone Faculty & Staff2020-06-25T13:02:29-05:00

Upper School Awards 2020


Morgan Park Academy seniors and other Upper School students received a host of annual awards at Awards Night, Senior Breakfast, and our 147th Commencement. Hadyn E. Jones Cup: Celeste Kettaneh Presented to the class valedictorian, based on cumulative high school grade-point average. Named for Lt. Col. Haydn E. Jones, who helped lead the Academy’s reorganization as a military school a century ago after separation from the University of Chicago. The campus quad is named in his honor. To be eligible, a student must have attended the Academy for at least three years, including 11th and 12th grades. The winner receives a [...]

Upper School Awards 20202020-08-07T09:40:10-05:00

Carpenter ’73 Named Commencement Speaker; Menzies ’73 to Receive Duchossois Award


Bob Carpenter ’73 will deliver the commencement address and D. Stephen Menzies ’73 will be awarded the Richard L. Duchossois ’40 Integrity and Values Alumni Award at the Academy’s 147th graduation exercises on July 25, 2020. “We are pleased to have Mr. Carpenter address the Class of 2020 and the MPA community,” Head of School Mercedes Z. Sheppard said. “He sets a tremendous example for our graduates and his experiences and insights will surely inspire them. I greatly look forward to welcoming him back to campus.” Carpenter began his career as a consultant in the Chicago office of the Boston Consulting [...]

Carpenter ’73 Named Commencement Speaker; Menzies ’73 to Receive Duchossois Award2020-07-06T10:23:23-05:00

Class of 2020 Celebrates College Acceptances & Scholarships


Morgan Park Academy’s graduating seniors had some very exciting options as they made their college decisions this spring. The Class of 2020 earned $4.7 million in scholarship offers and gained admission at top national universities and liberal arts schools including: Northwestern University; Cornell University; University of Southern California; University of Michigan; Wake Forest University; New York University; University of Florida; University of California at Santa Barbara; University of California at Irvine; Boston University; Northeastern University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Texas at Austin; Ohio State University; Syracuse University; Howard University; University of Washington; Loyola Marymount University; Morehouse College; and [...]

Class of 2020 Celebrates College Acceptances & Scholarships2020-06-01T10:55:56-05:00
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