The Good News 2020

Celebrating nearly 150 years of educational excellence, Morgan Park Academy (MPA) is an independent college preparatory school for grades PreK-12 that is ranked annually among the top private schools in the state and first among all schools in Chicago’s Southland area.

The school will be reopening in August for in-person learning on its expansive campus at 2153 W. 111th St. Families can choose to have their children attend classes on campus or attend classes remotely, interacting with teachers and classmates in real time from home via video link.

With class sizes intentionally kept small, MPA students and teachers will have plenty of room to spread out through 20 acres of outdoor spaces, 60-plus classrooms, and auxiliary spaces including a theater, a dining hall, two libraries, two gymnasiums, and two early childhood houses.

Morgan Park Academy is driven by a mission to engage the whole child, inspire the independent learner, and prepare the global leader of tomorrow to make a positive difference in the world.

Small class sizes mean that MPA students can not only speak up and stand out in the classroom, on stage, and on the athletic field, but also develop genuine relationships with teachers that foster achievement and create a sense of community.

Learning in discussion-based classes and exploring in the school’s new maker-space for building, design, and creation, students broaden and deepen their thinking beyond the boundaries of campus, city, and country. In a campus community annually lauded for its unique diversity, students and teachers connect across cultures, applying a global lens to curriculum in all subject areas.

Graduates emerge as confident young adults, original thinkers, and creative problem solvers, well prepared for advanced college coursework and poised to meet and exceed the high expectations that they refined at MPA.

In the past decade, Morgan Park Academy students have earned admission at 38 of the nation’s top 40 colleges and universities, including a graduating class of 37 students this year that received more than $4.7 million in scholarship offers.

Limited space is available for 2020-2021 enrollment.

Families are invited to learn more by calling (773) 881-6700 or visiting the website at