Orion Academy Photo #2 - Orion students graduate with more than an academic education. We strive to engage students in an educational experience that provides a path to independence.
Orion Academy Photo #3 - The curriculum has the breadth and depth to prepare our students for college with course offerings that foster individuality, voice and personal growth.
Orion Academy Photo #4 - With a 4 : 1 student to faculty ratio, our students come first. College preparatory classes include Latin, calculus, physics, anatomy, botany, advance art and more...
Orion Academy Photo #5 - The Orion community works collaboratively to help students discover and develop their individual gifts and strengths, become self-advocates and realize their full potential.
Orion Academy Photo #6 - Local and world travel broadens experiences, challenges skills and builds independence. Opportunities often culminate in experiences many of our student travelers have found to be transformative.
Orion Academy Photo #8 - "Orion wasn't just about making the grades and doing well, it was about trying to find out who I was as a person." Orion Graduate
Orion Academy Photo #9 - Orion provides social skills curriculum that involves all aspects of the school.
- Orion Academy provides a quality college-preparatory program for secondary students whose academic success is compromised by a neuro cognitive disability such as Asperger's syndrome, or NLD (Non-verbal Learning Disorder).
- Orion students are bright young people whose potential for success in the world is often unrealized as a result of their disorders.
- As a group, these students suffer profound difficulty with information processing and integration.
- This, coupled with significant social skill problems, often makes it impossible to function and succeed in existing high school programs.
- Without the necessary program modifications and social skill training, their future has been uncertain.
- Orion Academy offers these students an academic curriculum that is challenging and structured, rich in its academic offerings and uniquely tailored to the strengths and needs of our students.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 8-12|
|Total Students||55 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||13 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Alameda Grades: 1-12 | 65 students
1910 Central Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
(510)769-7100 9.4 1-12
- Lafayette Grades: 6-12 | 49 students
1035 Carol Ln
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925)962-9660 2.6 6-12
- Oakland Grades: 6-12 | 12 students
3800 Coolidge Ave
Oakland, CA 94602
(510)482-2244 6 6-12
- Oakland Grades: 1-12 | 55 students
6325 Camden St
Oakland, CA 94605
(510)729-6384 6.8 1-12
- Redwood City Grades: Inquire with school | 38 students
1201 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650)365-3250 26.7 Inquire with school
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