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Learning Beyond the Classroom

Educational Adventures week exposes OA students to life-changing experiences.
Our week-long adventures in  April help students immerse themselves in the world through travel, service, and adventure.

Recent Explorations & Learning Experiences

From volunteering in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, to mastering an escape room, to horseback riding throughout the Bay Area, Educational Adventure courses take learning beyond the classroom walls.
Recent offerings include:
  • Ecology and marine biology in Costa Rica
  • Shakespeare plays in Ashland, OR
  • Electronic Music
  • Hiking the Bay Area Hills
  • Surfing in Santa Cruz

How it works

From volunteering in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, to learning Karate in Japan, Educational Adventure courses span the globe:

Each fall, students select their Educational Adventures class from a catalog of mini-courses that have been carefully planned by our faculty. The offerings change from year to year and include international and regional trips as well as daily local adventures.

Students and families (parents are welcome to participate in long-distance trips!) indicate their top three choices through an online form. We aim to give as many students as possible their highest priority choice. Course assignments are announced at the end of December.

For questions about the Educational Adventures program, contact Admissions.


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(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.