Almondale Academy, situated on 5 acres of serene countryside in Orangevale, CA is a unique and innovative school that combines the structure and expertise of academia with the openness and ease of the student directiveness of homeschool. Our mission & philosophy is to provide a caring, yet dynamic environment where educators engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection. We draw on the best practices of leading research to help expand knowledge, develop the essential skills to navigate an ever-changing world, and contribute in a meaningful way to one's environment.
Almondale's experiential approach includes: the traditional CA standards, project-based education, outdoor and environmental learning, regular off-campus expeditions, and service learning in multi-age classrooms. Faculty and students work in active collaboration to nurture and hone the intellectual, physical, social, and moral capacities.
Virtues, ethics, and genuine respect for each individual are the foundation stones at Almondale. Positive Discipline is utilized in assisting students to work and play harmoniously together. The chosen virtues for the 2019-2020 school year are: Responsibility, Honor, Graciousness, Resilience, Discernment, and Sincerity.