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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?  

Celebrate Giving Tuesday - Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is where it's at! Giving Tuesday is a social media campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations.

You can celebrate Giving Tuesday by donating directly to Friends of Thorp's Here We Grow campaign to refurbish our beautiful, yet outdated, auditorium!


OA Thorp Holiday Tree Extravaganza

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy. 6024 W Warwick Ave.


Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts Fundraiser


Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts is offering their fabulous starters' deal to Thorp families again this year. The deal will give your kids a chance to check out their martial arts academy while also donating to Friends of Thorp. Offer for new students only! Check out the attached flier for details and to sign up. Thanks Degerberg for making fundraising so much fun and so healthy!

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.