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Welcome to Orchard House School, where learning is a joy and our students are deeply cared for and respected. We offer a learning environment specifically designed for middle school girls in grades 5 – 8, where we celebrate one another’s distinct personalities and talents and develop an everlasting commitment to the broader community.

Our girls come from many geographic areas, family structures and economic backgrounds, and together form a great group of young people who foster respect and understanding for those around them. That value along with our distinctive teaching methodology, based on the developmental needs of adolescent girls, is just a part of what makes OHS an exceptional choice for your daughter.

As you browse our site, you will learn about our unparalleled school and our devoted faculty as well as our student body, CORE and EXPLORE! programs, curriculum, and ideals. At Orchard House, we embrace different learning strengths and understand there are many routes to success. Each child is special to us and celebrated for her unique personality. Our approach to activities such as drama and sports opens up a whole new world of interests for our students.

When you visit our school, you will discover a place that is happy and energetic, a place that is filled with engaged, active students. Melody Harrison, Class of 2006, sums up the school experience best:  “Anyone who has been inside the walls of Orchard House School for at least 48 hours has been made a better person.”

Research confirms that girls who attend single-gender schools achieve an edge in the real world. As Richmond's only all-girls’ independent middle school for grades 5 through 8, we look forward to your visit!

Orchard House admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.