Students registered to the MPA Online will have admission priority into our outstanding Upper School on-campus programs. MPA ranks among the top 10 private schools in Illinois, and provides exemplary college preparation.
The Upper School program provides an excellent academic curriculum as well as varied athletic, artistic and leadership opportunities. It fields a variety of athletic teams; provides opportunities in the performing arts, including band, chorus and theater productions; and offers numerous co-curricular offerings to develop leadership ability. Students compete and consistently win in divisional, regional, and statewide academic and athletic competitions, including previous recognition in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) and Rube Goldberg contests. With a rigorous academic program, four-year college guidance, weekly assembly period, peer mentoring program, and standardized test review preparation, our students are accepted at the nation’s best colleges and universities, including Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Stanford, the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Williams, M.I.T. and the Naval Academy.