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Jessica Jarett, who was a 2001 graduate of OA and our valedictorian, recently received her PhD in Microbiology from University of New Hampshire. She is currently a research assistant performing a comparative study of the microbial communities associated with diseased and healthy corals in the Caribbean. She was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Queensland in 2005, and has had papers published, among many other honors throughout the years. We are very proud of our 2001 graduate and what she has done with her Orinda Academy education.
Last updated 11 days ago
Basic subjects like math and English are the cornerstones of any college preparatory education. However, students also benefit from extracurricular activities to help them develop their social skills and sense of community responsibility.
At Orinda Academy, your child has a variety of choices for extracurricular activities. For those who enjoy reading and writing, Orinda Academy offers a student newspaper, the “OA Screaming Eagle,” which is published under the supervision of a faculty member. Students also enjoy participating in the multicultural club at the preparatory school, which hosts social and educational events that promote cultural appreciation. Orinda Academy has a student council, in which students are encouraged to become involved in the organization of fundraising activities, dances, and other social functions. Students who have an idea for a new school club can take the initiative to start their own organization.
Our preparatory school supports children’s social development and natural curiosity with student clubs. Call Orinda Academy of the East Bay area today at (877) 884-0221 with any questions you have about our programs.
Last updated 12 days ago
The Orinda Academy dance class, with teacher Casandra Owens, is making their own tie dyed costumes for their upcoming performance on Friday, May 10th, at the Orinda Library Theater from 7-9 PM, for the OA Spring Arts Festival. This annual event will feature student artists, musicians, dancers, actors and tech crew in a celebration and performance of the tremendous and diverse arts program at Orinda Academy.
Last updated 17 days ago
Some experts recommend preparing for the PSAT and SAT as early as the ninth grade—even if your child only studies for 20 minutes per week. Early preparation will help your child get the best possible scores, which in turn increases his or her opportunities for scholarships.
Get some more helpful hints on boosting your child’s PSAT and SAT scores by watching this video. This expert explains why logic is more important than knowledge for the purposes of the test, and what students should do on the day before and the day of the test.
At Orinda Academy in East Bay, we’re proud to offer college preparatory workshops. Call our preparatory school at (877) 884-0221 to learn how we can help your child excel.
Last updated 17 days ago
The following article was just published in "The Scientist". It was written by Zeke Nierenberg, a 2009 Orinda Academy graduate. Zeke is currently an undergrad at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He is an NSF Four Colleges Biomathematics Fellow, and Co-Founder of Trext.me, a tech start up.