At Orinda Academy, we know that a strong foundation in the fields of math
and science can take a student to incredible places in his or her future
career. That is why our private college prep school in Orinda offers an
elite program that prepares students to succeed in both the short and
long terms for these two fields. Here is a closer look at the Orinda Academy
Math and Science program.
Ground Courses in Mathematics
As our private school accepts students in the 8
th to 12
th grades, it’s important that we offer effective
ground courses in mathematics early on. Our middle school mathematics program offers
various subjects depending on a student’s interest and skill level.
These courses include, Geometry, Algebra 1, and Math A, all of which prepare
boys and girls for more advanced concepts in higher grade levels.
Comprehensive Sampling of Science Subjects
Our science program is just as diverse and driven and offers five specific
subjects that are taken sequentially from eighth to twelfth grade. As an 8
th grader, a prep school student will begin with physical science. As he
or she progresses into high school, the next class will be environmental
science, followed by biology, or honors biology, chemistry, and physics.
Individualized Math Curricula
When students are applying to our preparatory school, we’re always
eager to share with them that we offer a very individualized approach
to math, but that each path will put them on track for college. We prepare
students for tests like the SAT and AP exams in subjects like calculus,
and can accommodate those who don’t feel math is their strongest
subject with our 2-year algebra sequence. Our advances math classes include
Alg. 2/Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.
In addition to offering individualized options and high quality instruction,
we also offer smaller class sizes and unique learning style approaches here at
Orinda Academy. If you have questions about our college preparatory high school, then
be sure to call us today at (925) 478-4504.