I picked this school based on the faculty. The teachers I saw in the classroom were so fantastic – so intelligent and enthusiastic. You look at the teacher and you just know they’re going to bring those kinds of qualities out in your child."
The Best Teaching: Teachers who are recognized nationally for their expertise, high standards and curricular innovations such as teaching teams, meaningful integration of disciplines, infusion of technology and hands-on, experiential learning.
Students Who Love School: When students are “met where they are” 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.
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.
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.
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.
State-of-the-Art Resources: Relative to its program, Orchard’s physical plant and technological resources are unsurpassed by the best schools in the nation.
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.
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.
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.