Fostering Successful Learners
Four decades and hundreds of successful alumni are the Orinda Academy Legacy.
In the beautiful hills of the East Bay, Orinda Academy is an award-winning, accredited, independent school dedicated to creating a personalized learning environment for students.
Founded in 1980, OA was named Best Alternative Learning High School and Best Independent High School from Parents’ Press Best of the East Bay.
An independent school that supports you
Fast Facts about Orinda Academy
Founded in 1980
Independent co-ed high school
Class sizes range from 5 - 18 students
Our students are from all over the East Bay
We offer a wide range of activities and clubs
View our courses on the Academics page
Student faculty ratio of 7:1
Graduation requirements meet or exceed the University of California and California State University "a- g" admissions standards
Grades for standard courses are given on a A-F 4.0 scale; Honors and AP courses on a 5.0 scale. GPA is computed on the basis of academic courses only.
Approximately 95% of Orinda Academy graduates continue their education in a college or university.
"Because of Orinda Academy I have a lot of new friends. I'm happy and the experiences I gained will help me throughout life."
Alejandro Ochoa, Class of 2017
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.