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.
Orchard School District is looking for parent volunteers to be on the School Site Council/English Learner Advisory Committee (SSC/ELAC) to present the parent community. SSC/ELAC reviews school plans and provides feedback on school-wide issues that related to all students, including English learners. Meetings are held once a month. Please see Principal, Michelle Quilantang, for any questions related to SSC/ELAC or to get your name on the ballot. Voting will take place at the December 6, 2017 Spelling Bee starting at 1:30 p.m. in the MPR.