Get to Know Orinda Academy’s Academic Program

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Orinda Academy is an independent college preparatory school that strives to empower students to reach their academic and personal goals. Our highly-qualified educators adhere to a rigorous college prep curriculum that helps students realize they can achieve whatever they set their minds to. Our high school students also receive personalized, one-on-one instruction to accommodate various learning styles while working through our academic program. Here is a closer look at what we provide:

College Preparatory Curriculum

Our private school requires high school students to complete a certain amount of core curriculum classes, including three years of mathematics and two years of science. Our college track math program includes geometry, algebra, algebra 2, pre-calculus, and calculus. Our science program is designed to prepare students for college-level science classes and takes advantage of local resources in the East Bay area, such as museums and natural resources laboratories. High school students also complete four years of English. Our English teachers seek to instill a love of reading and composition in students. Additionally, students complete one year of U.S. history, one year of civics and economics, one year of an additional social science.

Enrichment Opportunities

Our college prep curriculum recognizes that a true learning experience extends beyond books and chalkboards. We offer our high school students a number of enrichment opportunities, including fine arts education and performing arts opportunities. Our arts education promotes creativity and self-confidence. Students can choose from a variety of subjects, such as stage band, guitar, drama, digital music production, and multimedia.

Educational Adventures

Our private high school encourages students to develop a sense of global citizenship and an abiding appreciation for other cultures. High school students have the opportunity to participate in our Educational Adventures program, which involves trips to destinations such as Japan, Yosemite, Turkey, and the Galapagos Islands. We also offer local day trips to educational destinations.

For a closer look at our college preparatory curriculum, Orinda Academy invites future students and their families to visit our website. You can also call our admissions staff at (925) 357-9719 for more information about enrollment this upcoming school year. Families in the East Bay area who are considering applying to our college prep school are encouraged to schedule a visit to our beautiful campus.