John Caronna
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Schools in Orinda

When searching for a home, the school district is a very important component. Homes in areas with top schools have a higher intrinsic value due to the quality of the public schools.
Click here for the recent San Francisco  Chronicle article on the price families pay for great schools.
Recently the Contra Costa Times wrote about the "extinction of school counselors" at the high school level.  To read about this situation, click here.
Here in the Lamorinda high schools, through parcel taxes and parent/community fund raising, we do have dedicated counselors who sole job to help students with their college and career planning.
A great article in Forbes about "Clusters of Excellence" highlighted all three of the town in Lamorinda-Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda. It describes all the great opportunities that our students have from kindergarten through high school. Click here to find out about our schools.
I have served on the fund raising board for the Orinda schools for the past 8 years. We raise funds ($1.5 million, last year) to support class size reduction, teacher salaries for art, music, public speaking, debate, choral, jazz band, foreign languages, and a number of other electives. We help fund academic counselors on the high school level, and librarians at k-8 , middle school and high school.
Please click here for the recent Forbes article on best schools in America to see details about the schools in Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette (know locally as Lamorinda):

If you have any questions about our schools, neighborhoods, or life here in Orinda, Moraga, or Lafayette please call or email me and I would love to help answer your questions.