Character & Leadership


At OPPA we believe that complete education includes the development of intellectual competence as well as the nurturing of fine character. Our emphasis on both academics as well as character education prepares scholars to become informed, concerned citizens who are successful in work and in life Oak Park Prep students do not just develop as intellectuals, but also as responsible citizens. By adopting and practicing Oak Park Prep’s PREP values (Prepared, Respectful, Engaged, Professional), we prepare our scholars to become leaders and give back to their families and their communities. The goal is for Oak Park Prep scholars to not merely do “well,” but also to do “good.” We have the privilege of educating the future leaders of our community and instilling in them the beliefs and traits that make good citizens and good people. Through clear rules and constant positive reinforcement, all Oak Park Prep scholars learn to take responsibility for themselves, their school, and their community.