Orion Academy

350 Rheem Blvd
Moraga CA 94556
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 8:30am-5pm
  • Tue: 8:30am-5pm
  • Wed: 8:30am-5pm
  • Thu: 8:30am-5pm
  • Fri: 8:30am-5pm

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<p>This co-ed, non-sectarian private high school is tucked between a convalescent hospital and the Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga. One of only five schools in the country providing grade 9-12 instruction to children with learning disabilities, the school focuses on teaching students with Asperger's Syndrome, or NLD (Non-verbal Learning Disorder). Orion attempts to keep class sizes small and distractions to a minimum in keeping with the needs of its specialized student body. The school's curriculum has been designed to prepare its students for entry into four-year college and university programs while keeping stress levels low. Orion Academy also uses service dogs in a specialized program to help teach non-verbal communication skills, something that does not come naturally to students with Asperger's. For more information about the Orion Academy, visit the school's Web site.</p>