The Greek scrawling on Oak Park River Forest High School's century-old seal translates to "Those things that are…More best." And since 1873, the faculty and students at OPRF have sought to achieve the very best in education and athletics.
Students at this large four-year public high school take part in a rich curriculum with more than 200 classes in nine academic areas, including traditonal subjects of study as well as fine arts and the performing arts, technology, business education, family and consumer sciences and special education. Select students may also qualify for honors and advanced placement courses.
The school also offers abundant extra-curricular activities and student clubs, from Gospel choirs to mock trial teams to the astronomy and outdoor adventure clubs. The OPRF Huskies athletic program sponsors nearly 30 sports programs and 80 different team levels.
Notable OPRF alumni include Ernest Hemingway, Ray Kroc, Thomas Lennon, Dan Castellaneta, Percy Lavon Julian, Kathy Griffin, Paul Harvey Jr. and many more.
This association offers two ways for kids to play soccer. Its Acorn Academy is available to kids from…More kindergarten through fifth grade; there are no tryouts or cuts. The association also offers 26 travelling teams, grouped by age and gender from sixth grade through high school, for which tryouts are required.
The club also provides special soccer skills training programs that run eight to 10 weeks in the winter, spring and fall.
The organizaton's mailing address is: OPRF Strikers, PO Box 5544, River Forest, IL 60302.