Orion Academy

Orion Academy provides a quality college-preparatory program for secondary students whose academic success is compromised by a neuro cognitive disability such as Asperger's syndrome, or NLD (Non-verbal Learning Disorder).
Orion students are bright young people whose potential for success in the world is often unrealized as a result of their disorders.
As a group, these students suffer profound difficulty with information processing and integration.
This, coupled with significant social skill problems, often makes it impossible to function and succeed in existing high school programs.
Without the necessary program modifications and social skill training, their future has been uncertain.
Orion Academy offers these students an academic curriculum that is challenging and structured, rich in its academic offerings and uniquely tailored to the strengths and needs of our students.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12

Student Body

Total Students 55 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Orion Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek (4.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Perpetua School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Perpetua School (1.7 miles away)
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  • Lafayette
    St. Perpetua School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 261 students
    1.7 miles
    3445 Hamlin Road
    Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Moraga
    Grades: PK-8 | 162 students
    1.9 miles
    1678 School Street
    Moraga, CA 94556
  • Lafayette
    Grades: K-8 | 162 students
    2 miles
    955 Risa Road
    Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Lafayette
    Grades: 9-12 | 285 students
    2.5 miles
    1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd
    Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Lafayette
    Grades: PK-KG | 87 students
    2.5 miles
    1049 Stuart St
    Lafayette, CA 94549

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The average private school tuition in Contra Costa County, CA is $10,764 for elementary schools and $21,743 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Contra Costa County, CA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).