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Support OA

Since 1980 Orinda Academy has been committed to providing a safe, inclusive community that encourages bright young people to be themselves while building character, intellect, and creativity. It is through the generous support of our community of parents, guardians, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, trustees, and friends that OA continues to keep this mission alive.

We are in the midst of a period of exciting change and progress and the transformation is visible the second you enter the school, and every day in the classroom. From new master teachers to tech improvements and a makeover of our interior space, we are grateful for all the parents who have made – and continue to make – these important and lasting changes possible through their gifts. As with most independent schools and private colleges, tuition does not cover the entire cost of an education at Orinda Academy. This is why we are asking for a tax deductible gift according to your ability to give.

Click the button below to schedule a meeting with Sue Porter, our Head of School, to discuss how you can support Orinda Academy.

Annual Fund


The Orinda Academy Annual Fund is at the center of our fundraising program. This year’s goal is $101K. Your gift helps to provide financial aid, supports our robust academic programs, and funds future planned campus upgrades. Last year your generous contributions to the Annual Fund enabled us to:

  • upgrade classroom furniture throughout the school
  • recruit several highly qualified master teachers
  • Equip the new Arts Building

This year we turn our focus towards creating a beautifully designed outdoor meeting space to enhance our ability to gather safely. The Annual Fund is our top fundraising priority and we ask families to consider giving in the fall so that we may plan accordingly and put your gifts to good use.

What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is a source of unrestricted funding that OA relies on yearly to cover the full cost of operating the school. In addition, the Annual Fund provides income for campus improvements, special projects, and professional development.

Ways to Give

By Check

Please send checks payable to Orinda Academy to:
Orinda Academy
19 Altarinda Road
Orinda, CA 94563

By Credit Card

You can make a credit card gift through this secure PayPal link.



In Person

Drop a gift off in the Business office.

Give Via a Donor Advised Fund

Drop a gift off in the Business office.

Recurring Gifts

Contact Susan in the Business Office and we would be happy to set up a monthly or quarterly recurring gift.

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Appreciated Securities

A gift of stocks or bonds benefits both OA and the donor! First, by contributing appreciated securities held for more than one year, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation. Second, you qualify for a charitable deduction on your income tax based on the value of the securities on the date you make a gift.

Please contact the Business Office if you are interested in this option.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gift programs can double or triple your gift. Please contact your company’s Human Resources Department to find out if they offer a matching gift program.

Orinda Academy Parent Group

Our amazing network of parents and guardians are truly the backbone of our school community. The OAPG’s constant support and engagement with the school allows students, faculty, and families to weave deep and lasting friendships that nurture our close-knit community.

Here are a few ways you can help:

  • volunteer
  • chaperone or drive students on a field trip
  • support the All School Retreat and other student activities
  • host a parent social
  • assist at the fall or spring arts show
  • contribute to a Faculty and Staff Appreciation event
  • support prom
  • organize the Annual Spring Fundraising Event
    purchase spirit wear (link)
  • Shop on Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com each time you make purchases. The first time you visit, you will need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases. Please select North Bay Secondary School Inc.
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.