At Orinda Academy, we know that a strong foundation in the fields of math and science can take a student to incredible places in his or her future career. That is why our private college prep school in Orinda offers an elite program that prepares students to succeed in both the short and long terms for these two fields. Here is a closer look at the Orinda Academy Math and Science program.
Ground Courses in Mathematics
As our private school accepts students in the 8th to 12th grades, it’s important that we offer effective ground courses in mathematics early on. Our middle school mathematics program offers various subjects depending on a student’s interest and skill level. These courses include, Geometry, Algebra 1, and Math A, all of which prepare boys and girls for more advanced concepts in higher grade levels.
Comprehensive Sampling of Science Subjects
Our science program is just as diverse and driven and offers five specific subjects that are taken sequentially from eighth to twelfth grade. As an 8th grader, a prep school student will begin with physical science. As he or she progresses into high school, the next class will be environmental science, followed by biology, or honors biology, chemistry, and physics.
Individualized Math Curricula
When students are applying to our preparatory school, we’re always eager to share with them that we offer a very individualized approach to math, but that each path will put them on track for college. We prepare students for tests like the SAT and AP exams in subjects like calculus, and can accommodate those who don’t feel math is their strongest subject with our 2-year algebra sequence. Our advances math classes include Alg. 2/Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.
In addition to offering individualized options and high quality instruction, we also offer smaller class sizes and unique learning style approaches here at Orinda Academy. If you have questions about our college preparatory high school, then be sure to call us today at (925) 478-4504.