Top notch K-12 public schools are the #1 reason families move to Lamorinda. US News & World Report ranks Acalanes (Lafayette), Campolindo (Moraga) and Miramonte (Orinda) high schools among the best in California, and they have been for years thanks to amazing teachers, administrations, private funding, small class sizes and a high level of parental involvement. Our schools are nothing short of incredible.

Educational Foundations

Private donations are critical to the amazing enrichment programs our schools offer to students. With the monetary support of our local community, children get more of the resources they need to learn and flourish. Learn more below. 

Lamorinda is rich in preschool options ranging from part-day to full-time, Montessori to language immersion, play based to a more traditionally structured day. Below is a partial list of pre-schools in the area. 


  • TOPS - The Orinda Preschool

  • Fountainhead Montessori

  • Holy Shepherd Christian Preschool

  • St. Mark's Preschool

  • St. John Preschool

  • St. Stephen's Preschool


  • Diablo Valley Montessori School

  • Joyful Beginnings

  • Kids Speaking Spanish Preschool

  • The Old Firehouse School

  • White Pony Preschool

  • Seedlings Preschool (LOPC)


  • The Nurtury (MVPC)

  • Growing Tree Preschool

  • Lamorinda Montessori

  • The Child Day School

  • Mulberry Tree