USA Illinois, USA
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Morgan Park Academy

Established: 1873

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Spring Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Morgan Park Academy (MPA) is an independent, college preparatory school located on the south side of Chicago. Founded in 1873, the school has 160 students enrolled in upper school with small class sizes and a low student to teacher ratio. Graduates emerge asconfident young adults, original thinkers, and creative problem solvers.

The facilities include a theater, an art gallery, a library, a courtyard for outdoor events, and a field house (tennis courts, three gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, athletic fields).

MPA competes for league championships in 10 sports with other independent schools in the area. The Academy supports a child’s development of artistic expression, and encourages students to be lifelong supporters of the arts; many graduates go on to study the arts at exceptional universities like Berklee College of Music.

Morgan Park is a historic neighborhood of the city of Chicago. Located on the south side, it is about 30 minutes from Lake Michigan. The neighborhood has a number of parks and shopping available to international students.

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Famous Alumni

Al Hoffman, Jr.- former United States Ambassador to Portugal, former CEO of WCI Communities;
Albert E. Bennett - Illinois State Senator and lawyer;
Edward C. Eicher – former Congressman and former chief justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia;
Ellsworth B. Buck – former member of the US House of Representatives from New York;
Jason Ervin (Class of 1992), Alderman for Chicago’s 28th ward since 2011;
Maestro Harrell - professional singer and actor, best known for roles in The Wire and Ali;
Matt "Money" Smith - Sports radio personality;
Paula Newsome - actress best known for Barry (TV series);
Steven Rosengard - fashion designer, appeared on Project Runway

  • Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 20 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Acting, Art, Film Academy, Studio Art, Studio Art, Theater - Design and Production
Band, Choir, Music Fundamentals, Music Production
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Government and Politics, Physics 1, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, US History
Chinese, French, French Language and Culture, Sign Language, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Amnesty International, Art Club, Athletes Club, Book Club, Calligraphy Club, Chess Club, Dance Team, French Club, Girl Scouts, Improvisation, Mandarin Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (Model UN), Newspaper Club, Origami Club, Photography Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Technology Club, Thespian Society, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
TOEFL Minimum
65-85 (varies by grade)
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Diploma is offered for students who attend 2+ years

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