News at Orchard

  • Orchard Hires New Directors

    Click here to watch the live stream of the 2016 Graduation starting at 8:30 the morning of Thursday, May 26. After the ceremony, you can click the same link to watch the recorded version of the festivities.

    New EC/ES Director

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    The Orchard School is proud to announce the hiring of Hal Schwartz as the new Director of Early Childhood/Elementary School. Hal brings energy, warmth, a love of children, and a quick intelligence to the job. Click here for more. Welcome, Hal!

    NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTOR

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    The Orchard School is proud to announce the hiring of Jamie Napier as our new Director of Middle School. Jamie has most recently been an Assistant Head of School at University High School, a calculus teacher, swim coach, board member and much-admired former Middle School Orchard teacher. He is also an Orchard parent. Click here for more about Jamie. Welcome, Jamie!
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    Click here to hear what local high school principals have to say about Orchard graduates.

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    Click here for the Head of School's May blog.
    Click here for the blog from the Head of School for the day, Benji Posey.

    Click here for the 2016/17 Schedule of Fees
    Click here for 2016/16 Payment Due Dates
    Click here for the 2016/17 Tuition Payment Plan
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    Orchard Summer Camp

    Click here for the online registration and to view our 2016 Summer Camp Catalog.

    Click here to "Like" our Summer Camp Facebook page.

    Click here for the 2016/17 School Calendar

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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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    Your Participation Matters!
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Calendar

Thu May 26

Graduation-Middle School Attendance Required/Summer Break Begins After Graduation for MS Students

8:30am - 10:30am
Tue May 31

2016/17 Enrollment Withdrawal Deadline

Faculty/Staff Meetings

Thru: 6/3/2016
Sun Jun 5

AHA Picnic

5:30pm - 7:30pm