You Be You
An intentionally small, independent high school where you can be your true self.
Find your people
Learn more than you ever thought possible.
Get ready for more
OA meets you where you’re at and supports you as you grow.
Adapting to COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders
Thanks, Sayre! Your recreation on your driveway of a scene from last fall’s retreat is a great reminder of how much we love being together. We miss you for now and can’t wait to see you safely and soon.
"The school has done a fantastic job continuing the education of the students. I often hear my son down the hall video conferencing into his classes, hear the teacher engaging the students in lively discussion -- occasionally I hear laughter, and it is clear that he is enjoying his "classroom" time. I couldn't recommend Orinda Academy more highly.
Steve Podell, Parent
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Academy we do things differently.
We’re all about relationships — the ones you’ll form with your teachers as you dive in deep to subjects you love — and the ones you’ll build with classmates across all grades.
We’re a college prep school that’s tuned in to what you need to be successful.
Our intentionally small community is here to get to know you and keep you from getting lost in the shuffle. We’ll support you as you find your learning style, find your people, and discover your very best self.
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5 reasons why OA is a good fit
Discover your learning style
Our expert faculty and staff really get to know you and how you learn.
We give you the skills and resources so you can do your best.
Our program allows you to explore your interests and reach your full potential.
Build your community
Our school is intentionally small so you can just be you.
We help you plan for college and other opportunities. Our program and built-in resources will help you prepare.
Make a small, independent school your high school destination
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Meet teachers, staff & students, and get a feel for our community.
"At Orinda Academy I discovered my love of science and how to challenge myself. I learned how to take charge of my education."
Paula Fogel, Class of 2016
Get Excited About Orinda Academy
At Orinda Academy, we know you’re looking for a high school where you can be you.
You’d love a school where individual attention is baked into every class.
Add in the flexibility to approach schoolwork in a way that aligns with your best learning style…
…what’s not to love!?
That’s why we’re committed to staying small.
We think our blend of academics and the opportunities to explore your gifts is spot on.
Come see for yourself.
Experience the best independent school in the East Bay
"Orinda Academy supported me and pushed me to succeed."
Charlie Cottril, Class of 2019
“OA was where I belonged. We were unified in that we elevated one another.”
Collin Pugh, Class of 2001, Current Trustee
"Orinda Academy has the best of everything––it’s a mini high school. We love that it’s small and he can get the individual attention that he needs."
Deb Andrich, about son Aidan, Class of 2017
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Orinda Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID 94-2692929
Our bright and creative students thrive in our nurturing, small class environment. Through a combination of academic support, executive functioning skill development, and social/emotional balance, every student reaches their full potential.
Orinda Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identification, sexual identification, or family composition in the administration of its policies, procedures, or admissions process.