More than 250 parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends gathered on Nov. 11 to celebrate and support Morgan Park Academy at the Annual Fund Gala, raising more than $200,000 for student programs, faculty professional development, financial assistance, and facilities improvements.
MPA honored the best of the cross country, golf, boys soccer, girls tennis, and girls volleyball seasons at our annual fall sports banquet, recognizing Angela Cabrera, Dev Desai, Olivia Kamin, Isis Rodriguez, and Niles Williams as top players at the varsity level.
We celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali with a program featuring music, dance, student presentations, and a fashion show about styles of dress in the many various regions where Diwali is celebrated.
Morgan Park Academy’s longstanding commitment to service was on full display last Friday during our all-school Service Day for the fall semester, involving students and teachers from Pre-K to 12th grade.
Great job by Demi at the wakeboarding world championships! She finished third among junior girls (9 and under) at the World Wake Association championships in Toronto after placing second at the national championships in Georgia.
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.
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.
Students, faculty, and staff gathered 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.
The Upper School math team closed its first season of Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition with a strong showing at the state finals, placing sixth in algebra 2 and 17th in pre-calculus among more than 50 Division 1A schools.
Middle School student Lauren R. placed 3rd and earned a $20,000 college scholarship in the national entrepreneurship competition Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) on May 5. She competed against students from all over the country.
Morgan Park Academy's graduating seniors had some very exciting options as they made their college decisions this spring, having gained admission at elite national schools such as Penn, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Brown, Vanderbilt, Cal Berkeley, UCLA, Georgetown, Michigan, NYU, Case Western, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Frank Burd '52 will deliver the commencement address and receive the Richard L. Duchossois ’40 Integrity and Values Alumni Award at Morgan Park Academy's 144th graduation exercises on June 10, 2017.
One key part of Morgan Park Academy's global curriculum is a school-wide Global Week each March. Upper School and Middle School students and teachers come together outside the classroom to share a broader range of learning experiences focused on language and culture, service, and sustainability. Lower School students explore the world's countries and cultures closer to home.
Congratulations to sixth grader Brooke B. who is the 2017 Illinois State Balance Beam Champion in her division! Her high scores in four categories gave her the 2nd place All-Around gymnast title in her division as well!
One hundred parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends came together to support MPA at the event of the season, an intimate dinner created by critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and television personality Graham Elliot and hosted by "Windy City Live" co-host Val Warner.
Morgan Park Academy's WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team began its postseason push with a strong performance at regionals, finishing second among schools with 1,500 or fewer students.
Middle School science teacher Thomas Malcolm announced this week that he plans to retire this June after 41 years at Morgan Park Academy, bringing to a close a teaching career that has changed hundreds of lives and helped define the experience of an MPA education for generations of students.
Before they head back for their second semester of college, seven members of the Class of 2016 joined us to talk with Upper School students about what to expect and how to succeed in college, from admissions and academics to dorm life and living away from home.