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Even if your child is a good student, they may feel stressed about finals near the end of the semester. To help make finals more manageable, offer to help your child study. This video offers a few other studying tips to help your child get through final exams.
First, it’s important to understand exactly how much studying your child needs to do. To help your child fulfill their obligations, offer to sit with them during study sessions. If your help is declined, ask when they intend to study—that way, they’ll begin thinking about creating a study schedule.
If you’re looking for a preparatory school that suits your child’s learning needs, call Orinda Academy at (877) 884-0221. Our private co-ed school is conveniently located in the East Bay Area.
Last updated 6 days ago
Join us for Giving Tuesday here at Orinda Academy. Help us reach our annual goal and together we can give students the chance to not only grow, but thrive in a learning environment.
Last updated 6 days ago
Tuesday, December 3rd is being called Giving Tuesday. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Tuesday is a time to support charities and non-profits like Orinda Academy. By supporting Orinda Academy through donations to the Annual Fund, you are directly supporting your child and other children at our school. Orinda Academy does change lives and we need additional resources to be able to accomplish this incredibly worthwhile goal.
Thirty-percent of our students are on financial aid and we receive no funding for providing a quality college prep education in a private school for academically-qualified, but financially-needy families. This helps provide our diverse and wonderful student population with the resources they need to be successful and work to their potential. It also increases the amount of lives we can improve through an excellent education and a rich, diverse, and international community of learners in an outstanding learning environment.
Donations received by December 31st can be applied as charitable donations for this tax year of 2013. You may donate online here or use the brochure we sent out, which is enclosed here.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and enjoy the holidays.
Last updated 10 days ago
Orinda Academy is renowned in the East Bay for its nurturing teaching staff, effectiveness of instruction, and student success. But as a caring parent, prestige alone probably isn’t enough for you; you need to see the facilities for yourself and understand how Orinda Academy delivers outstanding academic opportunities. For this reason, Orinda Academy is pleased to arrange visits for students and parents.
If your child is going to attend Orinda Academy through middle and high school, he should get the opportunity to take an extensive tour. All you have to do is contact our admissions office and schedule a tour of the campus, then show up on the day of your tour. During a school tour, you and your child can get a better idea of how Orinda Academy can provide your child with a great education while fulfilling his academic and personal needs.
If your child is impressed by what he sees during a tour, he can arrange a half-day shadow visit. During a shadow visit, your child will partner up with a current student and experience academic life at Orinda Academy. This includes interacting with students, talking to teachers, and gaining a better understanding of the classroom atmosphere. Shadow visits are available every school year between October and February.
Every few months, Orinda Academy offers open houses for students and parents to learn even more about our programs. An open house is a great opportunity for you and your student to ask questions about our history, curricula, and teaching philosophy. Several of our teachers and other staff members attend our open houses, and will gladly complete the picture of what it means to get an education at Orinda Academy.
If you’re interested in visiting Orinda Academy, call (877) 884-0221 to arrange a tour. Our friendly, qualified, and committed educators are just part of what makes our East Bay college preparatory school stand out. Visit our website to get a better idea of our programs and admissions process.
Last updated 19 days ago
Understanding math and science is essential for future technological development. However, many kids struggle with these areas in school. That’s why Orinda Academy has developed a sophisticated math and science department that helps students learn at different rates.
Our middle school mathematics program involves a mixture of pre-algebra, geometry, and other basic math disciplines, with plenty of opportunities for accelerated learning. Our high school math program introduces students to algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Our science program keeps students engaged in science from middle school onward. Our middle schoolers get an introduction to physical science, 9th graders take environmental science classes, 10th graders move on to biology, and the 11th and 12 graders take chemistry and physics classes. With help from Bay Area museums, natural resources, and laboratories, we work hard to prepare our students for college and the working world.
Orinda Academy has been helping East Bay students achieve excellence since 1982. To learn more about our college preparatory school’s math and science programs, call us at (877) 884-0221 or visit our website.