For more information about nuances between the schools and communities, give me a call at 925-330-6108. I have lived in Lamorinda for over 21 years and my children attend the schools here. Also check my website and click on the link "Why Move to Moraga" for more information on this Town.
All 3 offer great schools, Orinda is very desirable. Here is a link to the API index so you can check on each school. http://api.cde.ca.gov/reports/page2.asp?subject=API&leve
Please feel free to call or email me if you need any further information. Thak you
As mentioned below all 3 are excellent school districts. There are some aspects unique to each, i.e., programs for special education, etc., so the best bet is to either visit the district offices or go online to each site, which we can help you to do. All 3 communities also have their own personalilities. An experienced realtor for the area can give you specific information. Why not interview a few and then decide whom you would feel most comfortable working with so that you can get personal and expert service.
Bernard Gibbons, DRE License # 01331583
J. Rockcliff Realtors, 15 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
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Any of the schools in Lamorinda are a safe bet for education. The social aspects vary a bit from school to school, so it would be helpful to know what kind of school and neighborhood experience you want, balanced by what you can afford.
The site http://www.greatschools.org offers a little more insight direct from parents, that might help you get a sense of what each school is really like.
Finally, as we are entering into summer, many schools are already fully registered for a particular grade level for the fall - which means that you might have to schlep your kids across town.
You are in luck; all three communities have excellent schools. So, if you plan to relocate, you can choose where you want to live in one of these communities and know your family will be well served.
Best of luck in your move!
Regarding schools you really can't lose if you move to any of these cities. You may want to take other criteria into consideration to narrow your home search.
I'm living in Lafayette bringing my four kids through the elementary school system right now. If you have any specific questions about the Lafayette schools feel free to email me and I'll do my best to help you.
Hope this helps.