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

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19 Altarinda Drive
Orinda, CA

Phone Number:

(925) 478-4504

Orinda Academy is a co-ed, independent school for students in grades 8-12 seeking a college preparatory education in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Through a challenging curriculum and exciting programs outside of the classroom, students are provided with a unique academic experience that promotes success in higher education. Our campus is settled in the scenic oak-lined hills of Orinda just east of Berkeley.

Driving to Our Campus
To reach our campus from the east, head southwest on CA-24 W, and take the exit toward Orinda. Keep right and follow signs for Orinda Village/Richmond. Merge onto Camino Pablo and take the first right onto Santa Maria Way. Make a slight right onto Altarinda, and you will see us on the left.

Headed from Oakland in the west, take the CA-24 E, keeping left at the fork to follow signs for Walnut Creek/Concord. Take the Orinda exit, and turn left at Camino Pablo. Turn right onto Santa Maria, and make a slight right onto Altarinda. Our school is on the left.

What's Nearby
Cal Shakes Theater
Berkeley Rose Garden
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Orinda, California is beautiful community of rolling hills and natural, rustic landscapes that serves as a haven for hikers and naturalists from the nearby cities of Oakland and San Francisco. Voted as the 2 nd most friendly town in the country, Orinda has a rich culture of arts and theatre celebrated annually through the California Independent Film Festival. The California Shakespeare Theatre is another cultural center of Orinda, performing and hosting programs for community members of all ages year-round.

The city of Orinda was originally a rural area located within four Mexican land grants. Through the late 19 th and 20 th centuries, the area was primarily home to ranches and summer cabins. Eventually, through improved road access, Orinda became a popular year-round residence that has grown to be an affluent suburban center of the East Bay Area.

Orinda Public Resources
Orinda Police Department
Orinda Chamber of Commerce
Contra Costa County Library

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