Orchard School

Orchard School, founded in 1983, is rooted in the belief that children naturally want to learn, and when given a safe, dynamic scholastic experience, grow to be happy and independent life-long learners.
We believe that children need to live vigorously in an environment that invites exploration.
Our woods, orchard, open fields, and seasonal stream provide rich resources and stimulation. Our mission is to provide an educational experience in which a child's self esteem and intellectual curiosity remain intact; to offer a scholastic curriculum which is factually rich, skill building, environmentally and socially strong; and to nurture responsibility, independence and empowerment in the academic process for success in life's future pursuits.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 58 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded
1985

Student Body

Total Students
58 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Orchard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director
Manila Bol
Admissions Associate
Rosy Weiser

School Notes

  • Orchard School, founded in 1983, is rooted in the belief that children naturally want to learn, and when given a safe, dynamic scholastic experience, grow to be happy and independent life-long learners. We believe that children need to live vigorously in an environment that invites exploration. Our woods, orchard, open fields, and seasonal stream provide rich resources and stimulation. Our mission is to provide an educational experience in which a child's self esteem and intellectual curiosity remain intact; to offer a scholastic curriculum which is factually rich, skill building, environmentally and socially strong; and to nurture responsibility, independence and empowerment in the academic process for success in life's future pursuits.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 58 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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