Our school is grounded in the Quaker tradition and we are committed to nurturing individuals with empathy, character, social intelligence--the skills necessary to not only get along with their classmates, but to work towards solving real-world problems through collaborative projects.

OPFS students exploring Millenium Park in downtown Chicago.  Field Trips into the city are normal parts of our emergent curriculum and inquiry-based education.  They are often used to spark interest into a theme or to capture emergent topics of study.