Orinda Academy

Tel: (925)254-7553
  • Orinda Academy provides a structured supportive environment for bright students in grades 8-12, 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.  Personalized attention  Accomodations for Learning Differences
  • Full-time Learning Support Specialist  ESL and International Student Program  Week long Educational Adventures (off campus learning and travel)
  • Sports and electives (Stage Band, Vocals, Yearbook, Art, Leadership, Sign Language, French, Spanish)

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Accommodations for Mild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 74 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Orinda Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Spanish, AP Literature and Composition, Honors American Literature, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry,
Average SAT score 1187
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $37,480
Tuition Notes 8th grade-$30,480 International-$41,480
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Janet Harrison

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Dance, SoccerBasketballCheering,
DanceSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Book Club, Knitting Club, LGBTQ Alliance, Makers Club, Student Council, Travel Club Book Club, Knitting Club, LGBTQ Alliance, Makers Club, Travel Club, Student Council,

School Notes

  • Our mission is to provide a structured, supportive college preparatory education that compassionately engages all learners as active members of our diverse community and empowers them to achieve their potential as successful, confident, self-reliant individuals.Orinda Academy is a co-ed independent school for students in grades 8 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 welcome and support students with mild to moderate learning differences, social-emotional needs (e.g. anxiety), and English Language Development in all our classes.We foster connection, collaboration and communication between parents, students and teachers to achieve a successful academic experience.We update parents approximately 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.
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