Orinda Academy

19 Altarinda Road,
Orinda, CA, 94563-0945
Tel: (925)254-7553
Grades: 6 - 12 | 111 students
Orinda Academy provides a structured supportive environment for bright students in grades 6-12, 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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 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 20%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Orinda Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
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 20%
Admissions Director Laurel Evans

Sports

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

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 6 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.

Nearby 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 Applegarden Montessori School (3.7 miles away)
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  • Orinda Holden High School
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    Orinda , CA , 94563
    (925)254-0199
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  • Lafayette Bentley Upper    
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    Lafayette , CA , 94549
    (925)283-2101
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  • Lafayette
    Contra Costa Jewish Day School
    Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
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    Lafayette , CA , 94549
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    Oakland , CA , 94618
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