What recent Graduates had to say about Orchard!
"Orchard made me love to learn. Because this was nurtured, I continued to pursue all subject areas in HS as well as surround myself with challenges, not just for the sake of succeeding, but for the sake of learning."
" I felt very strong at North Central following my Orchard education, especially in English. I also believe that Orchard made me appreciate learning more; I really have no least favorite subject."
"Orchard provided great writing preparation for high school papers. It also did an excellent job teaching grammar and extended vocabulary. My math skills were efficiently honed, so that I felt comfortable engaging in upper level math courses. Most of all, Orchard taught me study and organizational skills that I still institute in my everyday work."
"Orchard was an excellent place for a shy kid like me to develop in a safe environment. The openness of the curriculum and the importance of personal attention made me ready for a place as radically different from Orchard as North Central."
"Individualized my education so I had the opportunity to be in an advanced English class while at the same time receiving reading help."
"Gave freedom and flexibility in developing thought so that I was sure of myself in high school."
"It made me a “complete,” balanced person. It made me confident about myself and my abilities prepared me to face both social and academic obstacles."