Olive Crest Academy

5.00 (2 reviews)
2190 N. Canal Street
Orange, CA 92865-0927
Tel: (714)998-6571
Grades: K-12 | 134 students
Olive Crest Academy is a non-public, non-profit special education school serving special education students, grades K-12, in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
OCA is dedicated to meeting the academic, emotional, and behavioral needs of exceptional students through individualized and innovative educational programs.
This includes the mastery of basic academic skills, critical thinking skills, social skills, vocational skills, and the development of independence, mutual respect, feelings of self-worth and confidence.
The essence of the philosophy lies in the belief that growth is facilitated through human interaction between child, parent, and staff.
We believe that personal growth and love of learning should be nurtured as a lifelong process.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 134 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Olive Crest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(written dress code available)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lisa Shea

School Notes

  • Students are placed at Olive Crest Academy through the IEP process of their local school district.
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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (2 reviews)
5.0 Stars   09/01/16
I think that the school is a wonderful place that truly cares for the students. The students are able to learn and grow while working on issues that have inhibited them in the learning process. The staff is compassionate and caring. It is a very special place.
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5.0 Stars   09/01/16
Olive Crest Academy is an amazing place to work. The staff, students, and culture is what makes this place so great. There are rules, routines, and policies for different types of behaviors. The training program for new staff was very helpful when I first started. I would recommend this school!
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The average private school tuition in Orange, CA is $8,729 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orange, CA is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).