News at Orchard

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    Orchard Graduate Joins Faculty

    Orchard graduate Brendan Chandler is one of our new staff members! Click here to hear why he's so excited to return as a faculty member.

    Click here to access helpful information about the new school year.

    New research finds myriad additional benefits for school children who go to schools that feature lots of green spaces and natural scenery. "Nature as Teacher" is an Orchard promise that we fulfill on our 43-acre campus! For the Washington Post report on this new international study, click here.

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    Another Orchard Success Story!

    Congratulations to 2011 Orchard graduate Melissa Kraft! Melissa graduated with highest honors from University High School. She has received the prestigious Hunt Scholarship from Southern Methodist University and will attend SMU in the fall!

    "My son went to Orchard years ago and loved it. The foundation he got there carried him through the rest of his school experiences, which include a PhD from Purdue. His field is Quantitative Analysis, and the strong math program at Orchard I know contributed to his interest in this field. It is a wonderful school."
    -- A Former Orchard Parent--

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    A Meaningful Heritage

    Orchard’s founding philosophy honored children as the curious, insightful, dignified human beings they are — it is a heritage that remains at the heart of daily life at Orchard.

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    Global Readiness

    Orchard’s diversity, multicultural curriculum and world-conscious perspective equip students with the kind of insight and experience required in a global society.

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    Nature as Teacher

    In an increasingly urban world, nature remains central to the Orchard experience with over 40 wooded acres where students can learn, play, be inspired, soothed, intrigued and enlightened.

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    State-of-the-Art Resources

    In addition to laptop computers and iPads, students have access to 3-D printers that can print the projects the students design on Google SketchUp.

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    Successful Outcomes

    Leadership, critical thinking, confidence, communication skills, integrity, character, social skills, as well as proven high school and college success are recognizable attributes of Orchard students.

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    Diversity is a Given

    Integral to Orchard's academic excellence is a dynamic, multicultural education within a widely diverse community that is constantly evolving and growing.

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    Parents as Partners

    Involved families thrive at Orchard. Teachers and parents are viewed as a cohesive team sharing insights in order to maximize and complement a student’s learning and growth.

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    Best Teaching & Students Who Love School

    When students are “truly engaged” by teachers who have the time and interest to focus on each student and engage his or her intellectual and creative curiosity, learning is endlessly interesting.

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    Annual Giving

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Mon Aug 31

1st Session Kids Connect/Clubs/Classes Begin

Thu Sep 3

ED Talks

3:45pm - 5:00pm

MS Back-to-School Night

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri Sep 4

MS Ice Cream Social

1:30pm - 3:00pm