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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?  

Friends of Thorp is thrilled to announce that O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy has received a grant from KaBOOM! to build a playground! KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America's children; their mission is to create great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities.

Our actual playground Build Day will be on Saturday, August 9! Please visit our KaBOOM! Playground Build Day page to learn more and volunteer for Build Day.
 The deadline to sign up is August 1st.

 For more information or questions, please email 

  • Buy Bricks for Play

We are finalizing brick fundraiser as we will need the bricks on Playground Build Day on August 9. Contribute $50 or more to Bricks for Play and you, your family or your friends will receive a brick that will be personalized and eventually used to pave portions of our playground or learning garden area. We are getting closer and closer to a playground but we still need to raise additional funds - this is a fun opportunity to give a lasting gift to your children and family by buying a playground brick for the holidays and have their (or your) name on our playground for all to see!

The deadline for purchasing bricks is July 1st.

Visit to purchase your brick(s) now. Details about the appeal and brick fundraiser can be found on our Bricks for Play page.

  • 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!