Sixth-Graders Connect With Peers for Global Dialogue


MPA sixth-graders joined children from schools across the world on Nov. 17, 2020, for a global dialogue about their shared experience of the pandemic. Five of our students gathered online with more than 150 children from 10 states and India, England, and Mexico, to discuss the following questions: How has the global pandemic impacted you and your school? What about your larger community or city? What are some of the economic, environmental, and ethical issues related to this topic? What can we learn about citizenship and leadership through these experiences and conversations? What is the role you think science plays in [...]

Sixth-Graders Connect With Peers for Global Dialogue2021-02-25T12:26:29-06:00

Examining Social Questions Through Statistical Analysis


How does a good night's sleep affect your overall health? Is there a connection between income and religion? Are teenagers who have lost a parent more likely to use marijuana? Morgan Park Academy juniors and seniors in AP Statistics are using programming and statistical analysis to examine challenging social questions like these as they launch a semester-long project. Students are using the industry-leading SAS software suite to dig into data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, a nationally representative study that has followed more than 20,000 people from adolescence to adulthood over the past 25 years. “The [...]

Examining Social Questions Through Statistical Analysis2021-02-25T12:27:28-06:00

Dream It, Build It, Do It


The Thrall Family Makerspace opens up a world of hands-on imagination, design, and exploration for students and teachers. The lower level of Hansen Hall has seen many changes over the decades, but the newest renovations might be the most exciting yet. Thanks to a $150,000 contribution from the family of Jerome Thrall ’44, the entire floor has been remodeled to create a makerspace for Morgan Park Academy students and teachers, opening up a series of interconnected spaces designed for imaginative, collaborative, and hands-on learning, building, and exploration. Opened in Fall 2018, the Thrall Family Makerspace contains resources and space for computers [...]

Dream It, Build It, Do It2020-08-21T11:54:32-05:00

Civil Rights Tour Featured in New Documentary


Five months after they visited the American South on a life-changing tour through civil rights history, Morgan Park Academy students are set to be featured in a documentary film about the experience produced by The Nation magazine. MPA seventh- and eighth-grade students and teachers toured from Jackson, Mississippi, to Atlanta, Georgia, last February under the guidance of André Robert Lee, a teacher, producer, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker with years of experience leading civil rights tours in the South. With global studies at the core of its curriculum, MPA partnered with The Nation because of their expertise in presenting this emotionally complex [...]

Civil Rights Tour Featured in New Documentary2021-02-05T17:22:43-06:00

Commencement 2020


Congratulations to the Class of 2020! They went out in style at Commencement on July 25, with an inspiring commencement address from Bob Carpenter '73 and an emotional valedictory address by Celeste Kettaneh '20, while D. Stephen Menzies '73 accepted our highest alumni award, the Richard L. Duchossois '40 Integrity and Values Alumni Award. Meet the Class of 2020 Our graduating seniors had some very exciting options as they made their college decisions, with $4.7 million in scholarship offers and admission offers from top national universities and liberal arts schools including Northwestern University, Cornell University, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, [...]

Commencement 20202021-02-12T11:26:29-06:00

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

MPA Families Donate PPE to Healthcare Professionals


Morgan Park Academy students, families, alumni, faculty, and staff have been demonstrating our shared values in helping our healthcare professionals, first responders, and other essential service providers receive much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. FAMILIES RAISE THOUSANDS FOR PPE DONATION In the largest effort so far, a group of MPA families helped fund the donation of tens of thousands of surgical masks, N95 masks, protective goggles, and medical gowns to Chicago hospitals. Led by a donation from the family of sophomore Lana Liu, the families of MPA students Frank Li, Shane Liu, Wayne Zhang, Chris [...]

MPA Families Donate PPE to Healthcare Professionals2020-05-04T19:51:01-05:00

Confronting History on a Civil Rights Tour


A dozen Morgan Park Academy seventh- and eighth-grade students experienced a life-changing trip to the American South from Feb. 16-22, 2020, as they traveled with The Nation and filmmaker Andre Robert Lee to experience the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Traveling from Jackson, Mississippi, through the Mississippi Delta to Little Rock, Arkansas, and on to Memphis, Tennessee, students visited the sites and talked with some of the leaders of this important era of U.S. history. From there we went to Alabama — Birmingham, Selma, and ending our journey in Montgomery at the Lynching Museum and the [...]

Confronting History on a Civil Rights Tour2020-07-15T12:06:04-05:00

Merry Murderesses Light Up the Stage in Upper School Musical


Upper School students thrilled a packed house at Baer Theater with our spring musical, “Chicago: High School Edition" on March 6-7, 2020. Directed by Wayne Wendell, the adaptation of Bob Fosse's Broadway classic featured bravura lead performances by seniors Hailey Brisard, Olga Mourgelas, and Alex Fleming as Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, and Billy Flynn, respectively; and standout supporting turns by senior Drew Hunt as Matron "Mama" Morton and freshman Alex Coe as Amos Hart. Hailey previously was among 40 high school students statewide selected to perform in the all-state production of "Aida." SEE MORE PHOTOS

Merry Murderesses Light Up the Stage in Upper School Musical2021-02-05T17:15:54-06:00

Girls Basketball Duo Earns All-State Honors


Senior forward Kaitlyn Mullings and freshman forward Sheridan Harris received All-State honorable mention by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, capping a season that saw the MPA varsity girls earn a program-record 22 wins and a seventh regional championship. The two players led the Warriors (22-7) in scoring and rebounding this season, each averaging a double-double. Mullings averaged 11.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game, and finished the season by placing second in the state in the 3-point shootout. Harris also scored 11.7 points per game and grabbed a team-high 13.7 rebounds per game. This marks the third straight year that coach [...]

Girls Basketball Duo Earns All-State Honors2020-03-02T12:12:14-06:00
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