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We believe everyone deserves an inclusive and supportive education

Orinda Academy is an independent, accredited college preparatory school dedicated to creating personalized learning for all students.  

Our school prides itself on creating a warm and welcoming environment where students can flourish and reach their full potential.

Our mission is to provide a safe, inclusive community that encourages bright young people to be themselves while building character, intellect, and creativity.

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In this close-knit community, students develop a strong sense of community and camaraderie

We celebrate individual achievements, nurturing a sense of self-confidence and self-esteem in our students. We focus not just on academic excellence, but also on fostering social and emotional growth, ensuring our students are well-rounded individuals developing confidence and purpose, ready to face the world. 

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We provide comprehensive support that bolsters confidence, self-esteem, and character

Orinda Academy is a nurturing haven for students who desire a smaller high school environment. Students can thrive, rediscover their potential and lay the foundation for a successful future.

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Our curriculum is designed to engage students through interactive learning experiences to nurture their curiosity, creativity, and passion for knowledge.

We understand that each student learns differently. With small class sizes and a dedicated team of educators, Orinda Academy fosters a supportive atmosphere where students with diverse learning styles feel valued and empowered to overcome obstacles. This personalized attention provides for academic growth, strong student-teacher relationships, and emotional well-being for our students.

Paula Vogel

"At Orinda Academy, I discovered my love of science and how to challenge myself. I learned how to take charge of my education."

Paula Vogel

Charlie Cottril

"Orinda Academy supported me and pushed me to succeed."

Charlie Cottril

Dylan Seidler

"The one-on-one relationship with my teachers helped me hone my skills and build strategies that fit my learning style."

Dylan Seidler