Orinda Academy

19 Altarinda Rd
Orinda CA 94563
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  • Mon: 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Tue: 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Wed: 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Thu: 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am-3:30pm


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<p>Orinda Academy is a private, co-ed academy for students in grades 7-12, many of whom live within a 50-mile radius of the school, and nearly all of whom have their sights set firmly on college. The school, which has a total enrollment of less than 100 students, has a sizable contingent of international students. It prides itself on its college preparatory program, a path to higher education compatible with UC college entrance requirements as well as four-year colleges and universities around the world.</p> <p>The academy offers honors courses in U.S. history, biology, American literature and British and Western literature, as well as advanced placement courses focusing on mathematics and science. The campus includes access to an on-site fitness center and off-site facilities to engage in a number of athletic endeavors, including fitness training, basketball and mountain biking.</p> <p>The academy's Educational Adventures Program has taken students to Japan, Russia, Costa Rica, Greece, Turkey and the Galapagos Islands, among other locales. The school, the second of its type founded in the early 1980s, began its inaugural academic year in Orinda during the fall of 1982 with 26 students. It moved to its current location on Altarinda to take advantage of an increase in available space and proximity to local mass transit.</p>