Orinda Academy is a Co-Ed, College Preparatory, Independent School for Students in Grades 8-12, and has a Convenient East Bay Location.

About Orinda Academy

Students 2012

Since 1982, Orinda Academy has been an independent college preparatory school located in Orinda, California. We proudly serve students in grades 8 through 12 and their families in the San Francisco East Bay area.

Our school’s mission is to provide a structured, supportive college preparatory education that compassionately engages all learners as active members of our diverse community and empowers them to achieve their potential as successful, confident, self-reliant individuals.

What Makes Us Different?

Our commitment and dedication to our students integrates many different characteristics that we feel are critical when choosing the best private or college preparatory school for your children, such as:

  • Having friendly, qualified and committed educators, faculty and staff that take pride in getting to know their students and letting them get to know us.
  • Getting personalized, one-on-one instruction that fits our students’ specific needs.
  • Offering smaller class sizes and unique teaching styles to accommodate all of our students.
  • Providing a curriculum that meets the college preparatory requirements of the University of California and other four-year colleges and universities.

The faculty and staff at Orinda Academy strive to provide the highest quality education and college preparation to each of our students. We pride ourselves in combining patience, experience and communication in order to create a great learning environment for everyone. For more information about our school, please visit our website or give us a call at (925) 478-4504.

June B Review

on Offline Review

"The teachers here are incredible. They care about the students' academic advances and are so passionate about their subject and their students. They truly care about teaching their subject and are always willing to help outside of class."

June B.

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on Student Testimonial

I just wanted to say thank you all for being such helpful and inspiring teachers! It has been such an incredible year! I have acquired so many new skills, and gained a desire to learn that I never had before. I can't even begin to describe what a turning point this year has been for me. Orinda Academy is such an amazing place and has helped me in ways I didn't know were possible when I first entered. I can't thank you all enough!
Best regards


on Email

I wanted to let you know that Mike has been accepted to attend two colleges with a major in Industrial Design. Mike was accepted at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and Art Institute in Portland. Personally I know that Mike being able to attend either of these schools is due to a large part in the education and training Mike received while at OA. I wanted to thank you and all of the teachers and staff at OA for all the efforts that were put forth on Mike's behalf.

I also want to express my appreciation to Norm for taking a Saturday and Sunday to proctor extended time(s) for Mike to retake the SAT test. The fact that Norm was willing to spend his time that weekend on assisting a former student speaks to the dedication and support of the OA teachers.

Once again, thank you and all of the teachers at OA..

Bill B.