Friends of Oak Park Schools is the Education Foundation for the students who attend the schools in Oak Park. Our motto: “A Promise to Our Children” says it all. This is a collaborative effort of all of us!

The purpose of Friends is to help supplement additional funding resources to cover the costs associated with the a high quality educational experience for our students. The cost to provide this type of programs for a district rated in the top 1% in the state of California exceeds the funds received from the state, thus it is up to educational foundations to help bridge this gap.

Parents, businesses and communities such as ours continually step up to the plate to complete this bridge and each year’s test scores, program offerings and college acceptance rates validate the success of the district and its education foundation.

Friends of Oak Park Schools sends out one appeal letter each year asking for your annual support. It is simple; with your support, Friends is able to fund programs in every grade level at every one of our schools ensuring that every child can reach their potential. We are excited to feature some of these programs in this brochure:

Friends Supported K-5th Grade Programs:

  • Elementary Music Programs
  • New Art Programs
  • Project Based Learning Field Trips
  • Sponsored Assembly Programs
  • Legacy Brick Walkway completion at Oak Park High School
  • Medea Creek Summer School Program for outgoing 5th grade students introducing them to Middle School
  • Annual Sponsored Science Related Event for Community
  • Elementary School Financial Support
  • Odyssey of the Mind


Friends Supported 6th – 12th Grade Programs:

  • Odyssey Of The Mind
  • Idea to Impact (i2i) Science Competition Program
  • Project Based Learning Field Trips
  • Solar Related Activities and Competitions
  • Middle and High School Summer School Program
  • Legacy Brick Walkway completion housed at Oak Park High School
  • Oak Park High School Jazz Band Support
  • Elementary Music and Art Programs
  • Medea Creek and Oak Park High School Financial Support


Click Here to download the K-5th grade appeal letter

Click Here to download the 6th-12th grade appeal letter

To donate please click the button below. We accept checks, VISA, Mastercard and PayPal.


Send donations to:

Friends of Oak Park Schools
638 Lindero Canyon Road, #126
Oak Park , CA 91377

Our Federal Tax ID is #58-2676917. You will receive an acknowledgement of the donation by mail.

Does my company match donations?

The answer is most likely, Yes!

Many Southern California firms have gifts matching programs covering education foundations.

Because Friends of Oak Park Schools, an Education Foundation, is an IRS recognized non-profit and is for education, cash gifts are supported by many corporate matching gifts programs. So please check with your HR department.