Exploring International Relations at Model UN

2021-11-29T08:48:38-06:00

Morgan Park Academy’s Model UN club took part in its first conference of the school year, with two dozen Upper School students joining hundreds of their peers from schools across Chicagoland at Saint Ignatius College Prep on Nov. 6, 2021. MPA students introduced motions, defended positions, and built coalitions while representing various countries in UN committees focused on issues including climate change and women's rights and while participating in simultations of organizations such as the College Board and the NFL Players Association. The team is comprised of seniors Elijah Davis, Chelsea Dunlap, Celia Echols, Ignatius Gathman, Faiz Hashmi, Christian Ikediobi, and [...]

Exploring International Relations at Model UN2021-11-29T08:48:38-06:00

Seniors Selected as State Scholars

2021-11-29T08:44:36-06:00

Congratulations to Celia, Ignatius, Maanav, and Merlin, our latest State Scholars! The four MPA seniors have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which honors Illinois high school seniors each year based on exemplary ACT or SAT scores and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. MPA has had 72 State Scholars in the past 11 years. Note: Students whose primary residence is outside Illinois (e.g., Indiana residents and international students) are not eligible.

Seniors Selected as State Scholars2021-11-29T08:44:36-06:00

Science Teacher Receives Outstanding Educator Award

2021-11-29T08:50:15-06:00

For the third time in seven years, a member of the Morgan Park Academy faculty has received the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award for excellence in teaching and mentorship. Lynsey Panek, who teaches high school chemistry and human anatomy, was recognized for this national award after being nominated by Charles Hendon, a University of Chicago freshman who graduated from MPA last spring. Panek is in her fifth year as a member of the Morgan Park Academy faculty. “This is a well-deserved recognition for Lynsey,” Upper School principal Tom Drahozal said. “Lynsey has a passion for learning that is contagious for [...]

Science Teacher Receives Outstanding Educator Award2021-11-29T08:50:15-06:00

MPA Senior Receives National Merit Commendation

2021-11-29T08:51:29-06:00

MPA senior Maanav Kaistha has earned recognition among the nation’s top high school scholars, receiving National Merit Commendation after scoring in the top 3 percent of the 1.5 million students nationwide who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year. Congratulations, Maanav! Beyond his success in the classroom, Maanav has been a leader and key contributor for Student Council, Model UN, National Honor Society, Service Council, our award-winning math and academic challenge teams, and varsity boys tennis. A Lockport resident, he has explored a potential career in medicine by interning at Northwestern Human Olfaction Lab and KodoCare Pharmacy and [...]

MPA Senior Receives National Merit Commendation2021-11-29T08:51:29-06:00

Upper School Exams – Fall 2021

2021-11-01T11:02:27-05:00

Upper School semester examinations are scheduled for Monday, December 13 through Wednesday, December 15, 2021, according to the schedule below. Regular classes for Upper School students will not be held during the three days of examinations. Students will not need to wear their uniforms on exam days. They may wear casual clothing. We ask that all students and parents familiarize themselves with the semester examination schedule and with all of the information included below. Please note that all students are expected to complete their examinations before the semester break and family vacations should be taken after examination week. Fall 2021 Exam [...]

Upper School Exams – Fall 20212021-11-01T11:02:27-05:00

Welcoming International Students From Across the Globe

2021-10-26T12:46:11-05:00

Ranked for years among the most diverse private schools in Illinois, Morgan Park Academy’s focus on global studies and community diversity includes the arrival of 13 high school students from across the globe for the 2021-2022 school year. Students from China, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Taiwan joined the MPA community this fall — some as four-year students and others on one-year exchange programs — and are living with host families throughout the Beverly and Morgan Park area. “International students and student exchange have a long history at Morgan Park Academy, and we are proud to have so many students from [...]

Welcoming International Students From Across the Globe2021-10-26T12:46:11-05:00

Doubles Team Wins 3 Matches at State

2021-11-29T08:52:00-06:00

Congratulations to Ayanna and Brooke on winning three matches in doubles play at the IHSA Class 1A girls tennis state tournament on Oct. 21-22, 2021! The senior duo opened with a win before dropping into the consolation bracket with a second-round loss. They rallied to win in the consolation second round and third round, earning the chance to continue playing into Friday's second day of the tournament. Their run ended with a fourth-round loss. Ayanna and Brooke each had qualified for the state tournament as singles players in past seasons, but elected to compete in doubles at the state level for [...]

Doubles Team Wins 3 Matches at State2021-11-29T08:52:00-06:00

Girls Tennis Places 3rd at Sectionals

2021-11-29T08:53:03-06:00

Varsity girls tennis tied for third at the sectional tournament on Oct. 15, 2021, with six Warriors competing in singles and doubles. Ayanna and Brooke teamed up to win the doubles championship, qualifying to return to the IHSA Class 1A state tournament for the third and second times, respectively. Celia, Jada, and the doubles team of Michaela and Madison also chipped in as the Warriors posted a strong showing at sectionals. MPA’s boys and girls tennis programs have sent players to the state tournament in 19 of the past 21 years, including 2009 and 2011 state singles champion Jerricka Boone.

Girls Tennis Places 3rd at Sectionals2021-11-29T08:53:03-06:00

MPA Ranked Among the State’s Top Private Schools

2021-11-29T08:42:23-06:00

Morgan Park Academy remains the top school in Chicago’s Southland area and one of the best in the state, according to an annual report from the school rankings and reviews website Niche.com. MPA was among 2.5% of schools nationwide to receive an overall grade of A+ and ranked No. 8 among Illinois K-12 private schools and No. 13 among the state’s private high schools. On diversity, long a strong suit, the Academy again earned the highest marks, ranked seventh in the state and in the top 100 nationally among most diverse private high schools. >> GLOBAL FOCUS PUTS MPA AMONG CHICAGO [...]

MPA Ranked Among the State’s Top Private Schools2021-11-29T08:42:23-06:00

Seniors Selected as 2021 State Scholars

2021-11-29T10:58:28-06:00

Congratulations to our State Scholars from the Class of 2021, Andrew, Emmett, and Hunter! The three MPA seniors have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which honors Illinois high school seniors each year based on exemplary ACT or SAT scores and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. MPA has had 68 State Scholars in the past decade. Note: Students whose primary residence is outside Illinois (e.g., Indiana residents and international students) are not eligible.

Seniors Selected as 2021 State Scholars2021-11-29T10:58:28-06:00
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