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 (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 59 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Year Founded
1985

Student Body

Total Students
59 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Orchard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Orchard School cost?
Orchard School's tuition is approximately $12,000 for private students.
When is the application deadline for Orchard School?
The application deadline for Orchard School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 59 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $16,632 for elementary schools and $26,328 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Cruz County, CA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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