Oak Park River

Mission, Vision, Values


Oak Park and River Forest High School provides a dynamic, supportive learning environment that cultivates knowledge, skills, and character and strives for equity and excellence for all students.

Oak Park and River Forest High School will become an ever-improving model of equity and excellence that will enable all students to achieve their full potential.

  1. We believe all students are capable of high levels of academic and social success.
  2. We embrace our diversity and believe race, income, gender, and learning differences should not predict success.
  3. We believe trusting, collaborative relationships and strong communication establish a safe and respectful school community.
  4. We believe an excellent educational environment cultivates curiosity, imagination, character, leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills.
  5. We believe in allocating resources in equitable, transparent, and purposeful ways.
  6. We believe in adult learning and leadership that supports equity and excellence for all students.
  7. We believe in providing academic and social supports for all students.