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Orinda Academy has helped thousands of students to confidently tackle learning challenges and master the skills needed to go into the world. Students are successful because they are prepared, self-aware, and not afraid to let their true selves shine. Please join us as we celebrate our first 40 years and embrace our vision for the next 40!

The Annual Fund is the backbone of our fundraising efforts.  This year’s goal is $140,000 with 100% participation so everyone’s donation counts! The Annual Fund critically supports:

  • Competitive salaries and professional development to recruit and retain highly trained faculty
  • Increased programming for students
  • Equitable access to Educational Adventures for all students

Educational Adventures, OA’s signature travel program, returns in 2023! Students will have the chance to:

  • Cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge as part of the a Civil Rights tour
  • Study glaciers and cross-country ski at the Teton Science School

  • Soak up the rich culture of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Mexico

Your donations can help ensure access for any student who wants to participate in the exciting programming and travel of Educational Adventures.

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Glaciers at the Grand Tetons in Winter
Colorful Rooftops

Support OA - A Parent's Perspective

Why give? we used to wonder why give, I mean we pay tuition, right? We give because though they make it seem easy, we now know it takes a lot of resources and intentionality to run a small, nurturing yet rigorous high school. When we prioritize, these are the things we care about. We value the camaraderie and non-competitive environment where teachers, administrators, and the entire school community know and care about our children. This is our second time around and we could not be happier!    (David N.)

As with most independent schools and private colleges, tuition does not cover the entire cost of an education. This is why we are asking for a tax deductible gift according to your ability to give. There are many ways to make your gift - read more here.