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Examining Our French Curriculum

Examining Our French Curriculum

Kathryn Saxby, French Teacher To help ensure that students in our preparatory school are competitive when they apply to colleges, foreign language is a major part of our curriculum. In addition to meeting state high school graduation and college admission...

Planning a School Visit

Planning a School Visit

There is only one way to know for sure if Orinda Academy is right for your child: visit our campus. We encourage families who are considering choosing our school to arrange a visit, explore our grounds, and learn more about our curriculum. Orinda Academy capitalizes...

Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?

Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?

Teens often keep irregular schedules. They may wake up early to get to their prep school during the week, yet stay up late and sleep in on weekends. Unfortunately, the lack of a regular sleep schedule and not getting enough sleep overall can be detrimental to teens’...

A Look at Our 12th Grade Civics Curriculum

A Look at Our 12th Grade Civics Curriculum

  When selecting a school for your child, knowing more about what he will be learning can make the process easier. Are you considering Orinda Academy for your child’s education? If so, then you may want to know more about our academics. Here, we’ll examine our...

Teens and Digital Devices

Teens and Digital Devices

Did your child recently begin private high school? If so, then it’s likely that he spends a significant amount of time looking at his phone and computer screens, as is typical of today’s teenagers. Watch this video to learn about how teens are affected by their...

Test Taking 101

Test Taking 101

One of the most important skills a student can learn in a college prep curriculum is the right way to take a test so that, when they do reach university classes, exams don’t lead to serious anxiety. Watch this video to learn different methods for overcoming...

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