Mission Statement

Oak Park and River Forest High School exists to provide all students a superior education so that they may achieve their full human potential. 

In pursuit of this mission, we value and promote: 

  • Educational excellence for its own worth
  • A broad range of educational opportunities
  • The potential in all students to learn
  • A commitment to learning as the responsibility of each student to achieve his or her full potential
  • An awareness of students as individuals with different learning styles
  • Respect for the rights of all members of the school community in a secure, safe and caring environment
  • A sense of community and good citizenship
  • Equity across groups and fairness toward individuals
  • The high school as a communicator of common values to students
  • An appreciation of diversity
  • A sense of self worth
  • A partnership between the student, family, school, and community