See how we do school differently!
The best learning begins with a safe environment, where students feel known, respected, and valued for their individual perspectives and talents.
At Orinda Academy, keeping our enrollment size small creates an inclusive community where students can develop strong relationships with their peers and their teachers. Here, they are known and appreciated as a whole person, not just a classmate or student.
Strong student-teacher relationships help students feel comfortable taking risks both academically and socially and can lead to greater social-emotional development. We encourage students to collaborate with their peers, understand and advocate for themselves as learners, and cultivate both their creative and critical thinking skills.
At Orinda Academy, we believe:
- Learning can challenge AND inspire
- Learning happens everywhere
- Education should not be "one size fits all"
- Community is essential
- Families are our partners
- Education should be accessible
- OA sets you on a path for lifelong learning
Learning can challenge AND inspire
Learning happens everywhere
Education should not be "one size fits all"
Community is essential
Families are our partners
Education should be accessible
OA sets you on a path for lifelong learning
OA graduates attend universities all over the country
At OA you will love school, love learning, and love being you.