MPA graduating seniors had some very exciting options as they made their college decisions, having gained admission at elite national universities including Brown, Rice, Notre Dame, Cal Berkeley, USC, NYU, Georgia Tech, Wash. U., Tufts, Michigan, and the University of Chicago. MPA students in the past decade have been accepted by 28 of the nation's top 30 colleges and universities, as ranked by US News & World Report.
Omar Raddawi ’03 became the first recipient of Morgan Park Academy’s new Young Alumni Award as he returned to campus to address the Class of 2018 and their families, friends, and teachers at the annual Senior Breakfast on June 1.
Eighth-graders Brooke Anderson and Madison Miller rode their outstanding Chicago Metro History Fair projects all the way to Springfield, representing Morgan Park Academy at the state finals this month.
Nine alumni, one coach, and five teams have been selected from a pool of dozens of nominees for election to Morgan Park Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame and will be inducted in ceremonies at Homecoming on Sept. 22, 2018.
MPA's math team shined at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) state finals, capturing a third-place individual medal and three top-10 finishes in team events in Division 1A competition.
Four MPA students were among 13 local eighth-graders chosen to participate in the annual student leadership breakfast hosted by Alderman Matt O'Shea, State Sen. Bill Cunningham, and State Rep. Fran Hurley.
We celebrated the parents, alumni parents, alumni, and friends who contribute their time and talents to the MPA community, including the fifth annual Thomas Malcolm Volunteer Award winners, at our annual volunteer appreciation dinner.
Walter Snodell ’62 will deliver the commencement address and Board of Trustees chair Rajeev Rathi ’84 will receive the Richard L. Duchossois ’40 Integrity and Values Alumni Award at the Academy's 145th graduation exercises on June 9.
Four Upper School students had a unique opportunity to explore potential careers in science and engineering at the 31st annual Science Careers in Search of Women conference at Argonne National Laboratory.
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.