Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Oak Park Freshman Institute! We are a unique school designed to prepare ninth grade students for the rigors of the tenth through twelfth grade campus and beyond. We provide a safe and supportive learning environment that embraces cultural diversity and values student voice. We intentionally engage in positive, authentic, caring relationships that nurture a growth mindset to foster positive self-efficacy and life-long learning.

Our highly qualified staff are dedicated to meeting the needs of all learners.  Academic instruction and innovative programming support the development of 21st Century skills. We cultivate a teaching environment that fosters collaboration through professional learning communities and the use of student data to guide our instructional practices, common assessments and pedagogy.

Researchers have suggested that the freshman year of high school is a pivotal year for adolescents. It is critical that ninth-grade students develop effective strategies to balance multiple courses, a larger workload, and the influence of peers in a safe and healthy setting. The Oak Park Freshman Institute provides a proactive approach to empower and build confidence in students to ensure students graduate from high school college and career ready.

To learn more information, please contact Principal Pam Vermiglio to tour the Oak Park Freshman Institute!

Go Knights!

Pam Vermiglio, Principal