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About Our School

Our Theme for the School Year: Cultivating Creativity

Ole A. Thorp Scholastic Academy, located on Chicago’s northwest side, is a Chicago Public School that serves over 840 students from kindergarten through eighth grade.  Students come from all over the city including the south, west, and northwest sides of Chicago.  We have over 25 language groups represented as well as a diversity of students from many different cultural backgrounds.  O. A. Thorp Scholastic Academy offers an outstanding educational program that encourages the active involvement of parents,  teachers, and students. Thorp Academy has consistently been ranked as one of the top performing schools in the state of Illinois and we are proud of the hard work and achievements of our students and staff. Please check out our latest school profile.

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Thorp History Fair

Our History Fair was a big success! The winners of the 2015 History Fair are the following students: Exhibitions: 1st place - Zachary Sockol, Alexander Gomez - "The Manhattan Project" 2nd Place - Norberto Nieves - "The Positive Legacy of…

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Friday Letter: 3.13.15

March 13, 2015 Dear Parents, Progress reports were sent home today. Our first impression of the PARCC test is that is much more demanding of students than ISAT was last year. The format for both paper based and computer based…

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Friday Letter: 3.6.15

March 6, 2015 Dear Parents, PARCC Assessments: Parents, Thorp School, along with the rest of CPS, will be administering the PARCC Assessment next week. The test will occur in two rounds. The first round of PARCC Assessments will be March…

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