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How to Apply

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Unlock the potential within.

Orinda Academy helps every student succeed. We put a rigorous curriculum within reach of every student and challenge them to excel beyond what they previously thought possible.

Ready for OA?


Visit our campus and discover the OA difference.

Visit OA


Virtual Tours and Zoom Meetings
Our campus is open for socially distanced tours! Contact Admissions to schedule a tour.

Our Admissions Director would love to meet with you in a Zoom video conference to talk about how OA can support your student. To schedule a meeting, please contact Janet Harrison at

A virtual tour of our campus is available here. Use the white arrows to navigate.

Shadow Visit

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We share a Zoom link with your child so that they can experience our classes remotely while we are able to maintain our low class numbers for health and safety reasons. Thank you in advance for your flexibility with this!

The same day, your student will have a brief one-on-one zoom interview with our Admissions Director.


Apply to OA

Ready to roll? The application process is easy.
Create a Ravenna Account

Your application is submitted online through Ravenna, an online hub for school applications.

Prepare Your Documents

Alongside your application we also request teacher recommendations, transcripts, and test scores. 

Complete Financial Statements

For families seeking financial aid, please complete the Parent Financial Statement (SSS) using Orinda Academy’s school code #5379. Both parents (regardless of marital status) must submit information and 1040 tax forms.

"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, Class of 2020

"School was so engaging. The teachers have so much to tell you and they let you go at your own pace." Sean Stover, Class of 2017

"My favorite thing about Orinda Academy was being able to explore myself and learn from my mistakes." Andrew Evans, Class of 2017

The one-on-one relationship with teachers help me hone my skills and build strategies that fit my learning style."

Dylan Seidler, Class of 2016

What does it take to graduate?

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.



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

Francesca D., Class of 2020



Schedule a Shadow Visit


We invite you to schedule an informal visit at Orinda Academy by completing this form.


Email Admissions or call (925) 254-7553 ext 1005
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