Editor’s Note: Morgan Park Academy’s global curriculum culminates each March with a school-wide week of global explorations, this year including an Upper School exploration of the history of Chicago. By Hannah Sipich ’22 I have lived in Chicago my entire life and have seen almost everything of importance in the city — or so I thought. For Project Week this year, our group explored the history of Chicago. I never thought that a history trip of my home city would be so interesting. I learned a great deal and would have never guessed that Chicago was so complex and important. The [...]
"We are proud to be part of the majority of MPA Middle and Upper School students who enthusiastically take part in this student-led movement."
It was amazing that so many MPA students and faculty were willing to participate and support the cause. It really shows how much we value respect for others -- that is how it should be at all schools.
Morgan Park Academy and Burr Oak Elementary students during the January day of service. By Tayler Malecki ’16 During our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Morgan Park Academy students leave campus to give back to our community. But I never knew I would also be receiving so much. I was part of a group of MPA student volunteers that day who visited Burr Oak Elementary School, a public school in nearby Calumet Park. Assigned to work with a class of third-graders, I was really nervous at first. I wanted to be able to help them and be a role [...]
By Vincent Oganwu ’17 Editor’s Note: A key part of Morgan Park Academy’s global curriculum is a week of school-wide global explorations each March, which this year included a Project Week trip to India. This trip to India was definitely a life-changing experience. We participated in various activities ranging from traveling past the Himalayas, to seeing the Dalai Lama, visiting the Taj Mahal, and participating in service projects. [Read more about this trip and view our explorers’ photo gallery.] Prior to the trip, I was anxious and a bit nervous; however, I was eager to explore, learn new things, and to interact [...]