Orchard School

Tel: (831)688-1074
  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6

Student Body

Total Students44 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeOrchard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
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