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The Process for 9th Grade Applicants

Our early admissions season begins the August prior to the year of potential enrollment and runs until mid-March. If any spots are remaining, they are available during our rolling admissions period. Our application is entirely digital and can be accessed here. Two Open Houses are held October 23 and December 5. You may RSVP here.


The Process for Transfer Applicants

Our experience is that students who are seeking to change their educational environments are looking for a school that will help them discover who they are. Orinda Academy might be that place! 

The deadline for transfer applications for Fall is January 15. We occasionally accept transfers at mid-year; if you believe your child would benefit from a mid-year transfer, please contact our Admissions Director.

All applications are submitted through Ravenna, although we require an unofficial student transcript and a meeting with Admissions prior to starting the formal application process.


At Orinda Academy, we strive for excellence in all areas of education and help students meet their goals for development. For a list of graduation requirements, available courses, special programs, and accreditations, download the Orinda Academy Brochure.

Application Timeline

Shadow Visits and Interviews

September-February (by appointment)


Open House Events

October 23 and December 5, 10am

RSVP for our Open House

Priority Applications

Our application opens on September 1, 2021 and early applications are received through Thursday, January 6, 2022


Admissions Decisions

Decisions will be mailed on Thursday, March 17, 2022 and emailed on Friday, March 18, 2022


Enrollment Agreements and Decisions Due

Friday, March 26, 2022 by noon

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