Orinda Academy

19 Altarinda Road
Orinda, CA 94563-0945
Tel: (925)254-7553
Grades: 8-12 | 111 students
Orinda Academy provides a structured supportive environment for bright students in grades 8-12, who are seeking a broad, engaging, and challenging curriculum as well as small classes and a 9:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
Our graduates attend prestigious universities throughout the United States.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Accomodations for Mild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 111 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Orinda Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Spanish, AP Literature and Composition, Honors American Literature, Honors Biology,
Average SAT score 1187
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 13 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $30,475
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Laurel Evans


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Mountain Biking, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
DanceMountain Biking,

School Notes:

  •   Our mission is to provide a college preparatory education to empower each student to reach his or her full potential as a successful, confident, self-reliant individual, including those smart, creative students with learning differences. Orinda Academy is a co-ed independent school for students in grades 8 to 12 in Orinda, California in the San Francisco East Bay.
    • We offer a college prep curriculum committed to providing students with academic growth, ambitious and advanced classes in the arts, competitive interscholastic athletics and a rich technological curriculum.
    • We develop students’ critical thinking skills, ethical values, an appreciation for culture, a healthy lifestyle, and a sense of social responsibility.
    • We bring together a diverse student body with a multitude of talents and abilities and develop their love of learning and an appreciation for the opportunities in our multi-cultural world. 
    • We foster connection, collaboration and communication between parents, students and teachers to achieve a successful academic experience.
    • We update parents every two weeks with progress reports and hold parent conferences three times per year.
    • Student support includes collaboration with outside tutors, therapists and specialists to ensure student success.

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Holden High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Contra Costa Jewish Day School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Danville Montessori School (3.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Orinda
    Holden High School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 34 students
    0.3 miles
    10 Irwin Way
    Orinda, CA 94563
  • Lafayette
    Grades: 9-12 | 285 students
    2 miles
    1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd
    Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Lafayette
    Grades: K-8 | 160 students
    2.7 miles
    955 Risa Road
    Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Oakland
    Grades: K-12 | 643 students
    3.4 miles
    1 Hiller Dr
    Oakland, CA 94618
  • Moraga
    Orion Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 8-12 | 55 students
    3.4 miles
    350 Rheem Blvd
    Moraga, CA 94556

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