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An intentionally small, independent high school where you can be your true self.
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"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.
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At Orinda 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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"At Orinda Academy I discovered my love of science and how to challenge myself. I learned how to take charge of my education."
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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.
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"Orinda Academy supported me and pushed me to succeed."
“OA was where I belonged. We were unified in that we elevated one another.”
"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."
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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.