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At a Glance

Four decades and hundreds of successful alumni are the legacy of Orinda Academy.

In the beautiful hills of the East Bay, Orinda Academy is an award-winning, accredited, independent school dedicated to creating a personalized learning environment for all students. Our graduates are equipped with the tools of self-advocacy and a love of learning, ready to change the world and make a difference.

An independent school that supports you!


Founded in 1982

Four decades and hundreds of successful alumni are the Orinda Academy legacy.

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Grades 8-12

The OA community welcomes students and their families from all over the East Bay and beyond.

8:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

Core class sizes range from 5-13 students, with an enrollment of approximately 50 students.

College Bound

Approximately 95% of OA graduates matriculate to a four-year college or university.

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A Bay Area School

OA students represent neighborhoods from all over the East Bay and beyond.

Orinda Bart Station

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Orinda Academy is conveniently located within walking distance of the Orinda BART station.

Accreditation and Associations

Orinda Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS), the California Teacher Development Collaborative (CATDC), and the East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA).

Because of Orinda Academy I have a lot of new friends. I'm happy, and the experiences I gained will help me throughout life.

Alejandro Ochoa