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.
Orchard School District Selects Dr. Wendy Gudalewicz as
Their New Superintendent
The Orchard School District is proud to announce Dr. Wendy Gudalewicz as the next Superintendent. Please see the following article here for more details.
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.
Each year Orchard School District asks for parent feedback as part of our Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) planning for the upcoming school year. Please go to website below to provide your feedback. The survey will be open throughout the months of March and April. Students who get their parents to complete the survey and sign to verify completion on the school newsletter will receive a Bruin Buck.
You are also invited to our second LCAP Parent Town Hall on April 19th at 5:30 p.m. in the MPR to review the feedback provided from the first meeting and review a draft of the 2018-2019 LCAP. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Mrs. Quilantang at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two days before the town hall.