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.
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.
California School Dashboard
The California School Dashboard has been released! Click here to learn more about how California will report a school’s progress. Watch this video to learn more. The video will repeat in Spanish (el video va repetir en espanol). Click here for reports on all schools. There will be parent meetings on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:20 a.m., 2:40 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. in the MPR.
Please be advised that the gates around the school will be
closed 10 minutes after the start of school and will be opened ten minutes
before dismissal. As always our goal is to keep our students and staff
safe. Also, if a gate is closed, when leaving our campus, please make
sure to close it when you leave.
Potter’s House Church Parking Lot
Please note during pick-up and drop-off you will no longer
be able to park your car in the Potter House Church parking lot. If you do you
will be asked to remove your car. Starting on 1/9/17 they will chain-off the
entrance to their parking lot. The property manager has also informed us they
will have cars towed away.