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Admissions Process

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Experience Orinda Academy

At OA, we are dedicated to helping every student succeed. We put a rigorous curriculum within reach of every student and challenge them to excel beyond what they thought possible.

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We accept applications throughout the year for possible mid-year openings; however, the usual procedure is to submit an application in the fall for the following school year. Apply as early as possible to allow time for application review, visit scheduling, and completion of the process. Our priority application deadline is January 9; however, we do have rolling admissions after that date. This year, with our re-introduction of the eighth grade at OA, we're welcoming applications from potential eighth graders on an on-going basis.

Our application is entirely online and can be accessed via Ravenna.

Application Process

For applications submitted by the early application deadline of January 9, we will make admission decision notifications on March 15 via email. For applications submitted after that date, we will make admission decision notifications as expeditiously as possible.

"I’ve found my second home at this school and I will forever be grateful to the teachers, staff, and my fellow students for helping me gain confidence and a strong sense of who I am. I’ve managed to completely turn around my academic life since Freshman year, and It’s hard to express how immensely grateful I am to everyone in the community."Alex McCarthy

"School was so engaging. The teachers have so much to tell you and they let you go at your own pace." Sean Stover

"My favorite thing about Orinda Academy was being able to explore myself and learn from my mistakes." Andrew Evans

"At OA, I was instantly welcomed into a friendly community where I was able to find my own way to thrive both academically and socially, with all of the support I needed." Francesca D.