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Welcome to Friends of Thorp

We are an independent, non-profit fundraising organization whose sole mission is to raise money to support O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy and its students.

Membership consists of all Thorp families and friends committed to supporting the fundraising efforts needed to sustain vital programs at Thorp. There are no membership fees – everyone is a Friend of Thorp!

If you want to know more about Friends of Thorp, our exciting upcoming events or ways that you can get involved, please email to sign up for e-mail blasts and join our Facebook page.

What's New?  

Believe it or not, we are less than a week away from this exciting event in collaboration with Kaboom! and Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group. We would like to thank all of our volunteers, who signed up, in advance for helping build a playground at OA Thorp!  Please visit our KaBOOM! Playground Build Day page for few reminders and helpful hints for a safe and fun build/prep day:

 For more information or questions, please email 

When: Sunday, September 21
Where: Galvin’s Pub, 5901 W Lawrence Ave
3:30 – 4:00pm check-in; 4:00 – 6:00om Pub Quiz
Cost:  $20.00/ person, $35.00/ couple in advance           
$25.00/person at the door.

Cost includes entrance, light appetizers and one 50/50 Raffle ticket! Purchase your tickets via PayPal here or pay at the door the day of the event. 50/50 Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event for $5 each or 5 for $20.

  • Alumni Outreach

Have you attended and / or graduated from O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy? Visit our Alumni page and let us know where you are and what you are doing.

  • Donate to "Here We Grow" Fund

Support OA Thorp, donate now to our Here We Grow Fund

  •  Degerberg Academy Fundraising


Degerberg Academy has done it again! They've offered a fabulous deal to Thorp families that will give your kids a chance to check out their martial arts academy while also donating to Friends of Thorp.

Sign your child up for 6 weeks of classes of martial arts classes (including a uniform) at Degerberg for the low price of $69 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to Friends of Thorp!

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to introduce your children to the martial arts or continue training that has already begun. Martial arts training can help increase self- esteem, build confidence, instill discipline, improve listening skills and self-control, teach respect and develop coordination.

Check out the flier for details and a sign up sheet. Thanks Degerberg for making fundraising so much fun and so healthy!


  • Playground Progress
    Do you know how to write grants? Do you have a connection in the community which might help us raise funds to construct a playground and our learning garden? If so, please contact us at  We would love to hear from you and have you involved! Be sure to check out our master plan and final presentation from Urban Habitats to see what may be possible!