Sleepy Hollow Elementary School is a highly rated public school based in Orinda, California. It has 339 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to the state test score, 87 per cent of students are at least competent in math and 87 per cent in reading.

Vision Statement

Our school’s vision is to inspire students who are capable of meeting any academic challenge with openness, enthusiasm, and a willingness to solve problems. Our school community is committed to developing students who are resilient and equipped with the knowledge, skills, and character to become empathetic, visionary, and socially responsible contributing members of society.

One Sleepy Hollow

Introducing the Orinda Network for Education

The Orinda Network for Education (ONE) is the new centralized educational foundation in Orinda. ONE was founded in the spring of 2020 by the Parents’ Clubs of Sleepy Hollow, Wagner Ranch, Glorietta, Del Rey, OIS and Miramonte and the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO). The organization will simplify and improve local fundraising across all schools, preserve critical programming and provide the necessary resources to deliver world-class, nationally competitive education. ONE will support and enhance the educational experience of every student in the Orinda TK-12 public school system.

ONE is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the US Internal Revenue Code with Federal Tax I.D. number of 94-2623617. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Think First

Think First is a teacher and parent lead program aimed at teaching important social/emotional skills in all grades, as well as alcohol and drug resistance education for 4th and 5th grade students.

In kindergarten through 2nd grade, the Think First curriculum consists of a newly updated, state-approved program, “Second Step” published by the Children’s Committee. Those who have taught this curriculum in previous years at Sleepy Hollow will recognize the continued focus on teaching children the important social skills to identify feelings, manage strong emotions, solve problems, and get along with others. Ten weekly lessons, taught by parent volunteers, are filled with age-appropriate activities to keep children engaged and help them practice their skills. A new curriculum unit is designed to build learning skills, such as listening and staying on the job. These five lessons are taught by the classroom teacher at the beginning of the school year and set the stage for future academic success, as well as a strong foundation for later parent-leading Second Step lessons.

In grades 3-5, the Think First curriculum consists of the “Steps to Respect” program for the prevention of harassment, which builds on the skills learned in younger grades. The Steps to Respect program teaches students to recognize, refuse and report harassment, to be assertive, and to build friendships. Steps to Respect lessons provide important skills and tools to help children feel safe and supported by adults around them.

In addition, the 4th and 5th grades received drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention education in the spring. The video-based program provides non-judgmental information on the effects on the mind and body of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Students are also taught the ability to learn how to deal with peer pressure.

Before and After School Club

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they will be restructuring their Before/After School Club [BASC] program. They are unsure of the structure that will be permitted, or if it will be permitted at all. If they can, they hope to accommodate as many families as they can, as safely as they can. They will be in consultation with OUSD and county health officials to develop an opportunity for working families. Please expect to receive an email communication regarding any new programming planned as soon as they have more information. They know that this is an important part of the lives of many families, and they are striving to keep the program viable and useful.

Orinda, California is blessed with some of the top schools in Northern California:

  • Miramonte High School
  • Orinda Intermediate School
  • Del Rey Elementary School
  • Glorietta Elementary School
  • Wagner Ranch Elementary School

All of these schools are located just a short distance from our location in downtown Walnut Creek, Spaulding Concrete on Locust Street!