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College and Career Advising

Where will your journey continue?
There are many paths forward after OA.
Our onsite college counselor will help you find and apply for the option that’s right for you.

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.

Applying to a four-year school?

Find your next step
Our college counselor helps you identify your priorities and define your list of options. We’ll dream big, find your target, and create back-up plans.

Keeping ahead of the curve
Testing dates, personal statements, scholarship opportunities, application deadlines—we’ll help you stay on top of it all.

College Placement

100 percent of graduating seniors in 2019 were accepted to college, and 95 percent of Orinda Academy graduates enrolled to continue their education in a college or university. College acceptances from the last five graduating classes include:
  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Beijing Conservatory of Music
  • Beloit College
  • Berkeley City College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boise State University
  • Bryant University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Maritime Academy
  • California Polytechnic Pomona
  • California State University
    • Bakersfield
    • Chico
    • East Bay
    • Long Beach
    • Los Angeles
    • Sacramento
    • San Marcos
  • Chapman University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of Idaho
  • College of San Mateo
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Dean College
  • DeAnza College
  • DePauw University
  • Diablo Valley College 
  • Dominican University
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Evergreen College
  • Georgia State University
  • Goucher College
  • Hampshire College
  • High Point University
  • Hofstra University
  • Idaho State University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Ithaca College
  • Kansas State University
  • Landmark College
  • Langston University
  • Liberty University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Macalester College
  • Mansfield Hall
  • Marymount California University
  • McDaniel College
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Miami University – Oxford
  • Mills College
  • Montana State University
  • Musicians Institute College of  Contemporary Music
  • New York University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Pacific University Oregon
  • Penn State University
  • Reed College
  • Regis University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology 
  • St. Mary’s University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Seattle University
  • Simmons College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Stanford University
  • State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity College
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California
    • Davis
    • Irvine
    • Merced
    • Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Montana
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Redlands
  • University of San Francisco
  • Ursinus College
  • Washington State University
  • Westminster College Salt Lake City
  • Wheaton College
  • Whitman College
  • Whitworth University
  • Willamette University

Join us and love school, love learning, and love being you.

19 Altarinda Road, Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-7553

Orinda Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID 94-2692929

Our bright and creative students thrive in our nurturing, small class environment. Through a combination of academic support, executive functioning skill development, and social/emotional balance, every student reaches their full potential.

Orinda Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identification, sexual identification, or family composition in the administration of its policies, procedures, or admissions process.