As one of the oldest teaching institutions in California, Orchard began
as a school for settlers in 1862. With over a century and a half of
academic history, we continue to educate today's young minds in becoming
As you visit the pages on this site, we hope to share our culture of
excellence and commitment through our faculty, parents and staff. And we
hope you agree that Orchard continues to create an environment that
nurtures personal and academic achievement one student at a time.
2017 - 2018 School Year
Please note that 2017-2018 school year will officially start on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Our Orchard School teachers and staff extends a warm welcome to all new and returning families. Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will start at 8:00 a.m. and students in 1st - 8th grade will start at 8:15 a.m. Please note that per the Orchard School District calendar (see calendars section), it is a minimum dismissal day.
Class assignments will be posted on the library windows the afternoon before school starts. More information about the start of school will be sent out via mail in early August. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer Orchard families and we will see you all on August 17th.
Orchard School Summer Programs:
Orchard School summer programs are now at full enrollment for the summer. Champions will be providing summer daycare for a fee. Contact Champions at DiscoverChampions.com or Area Manager Helen De La Cruz at 408 - 707 -9381.
Charcot Avenue Extension Project
Please revisit this site for updates or contact your City Council Member for more information. The City of San Jose wants to build a freeway overpass that will drop down onto Silkwood Lane next to Orchard School from the other side of I-880. See the Project Limits and Sections. See this public service announcement video link. A Community Meeting was held on March 22, 2017, and the next meetings will be in the summer of 2017. See the Schedule/Next Steps information. Updates will be posted at this site.