This year's Global Week experiences included trips to Central Europe, the Bahamas, southern Arizona, Gulf Coast Florida, and New York City; and local explorations of art collections, cooking, martial arts, and mosaic art and screen printing.
Katarina Stanley and David Valentine have been named 2018 National Merit Finalists after scoring in the top 1 percent of the 1.6 million students nationwide who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year.
Morgan Park Academy’s math team shined at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) regional competition, bringing home an armful of ribbons and medals home from Saint Xavier University on Feb. 24.
Senior standouts Brent McKnight and Isis Rodriguez took home team MVP awards as we honored the best of the MPA winter sports season with awards banquets for varsity and middle school basketball on Feb. 26.
As one of the oldest schools in Chicago, Morgan Park Academy is steeped in history, including a unique distinction as the first high school to participate in a basketball game. Now, the Academy celebrates the 125th anniversary of that historic first game, played on February 24, 1893, just fourteen months after James Naismith debuted the sport at Springfield (Mass.) College.
Morgan Park Academy's WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team began its postseason push with a strong performance at regionals, finishing third among schools with 1,500 or fewer students at the University of St. Francis on Feb. 2.
Home from college for winter break, MPA young alumni visited campus Jan. 8 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.
Morgan Park Academy will host Mike Moyer for a seminar on college admissions, “Better is Boring,” on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Based on his book How to Make Colleges Want You, Moyer’s talk will give students and parents a look at what goes on behind the scenes in the college admissions department and reveal the keys to improving admissions odds for students at all levels of achievement.