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Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts (K-8)

lia-flores-palacios-web Name: Lia Flores Palacios
Age: 13 Grade: 8
I chose: Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts
Why? ORAA’s freedom and independence
work very well for me.
Lia says: “I tell all my friends about what
an amazing school ORAA is”. Lia loves to
dance and ride her bike, she also loves math!
Her advice to new students is to work hard
and learn to do things by themselves.

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At Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts, music echoes in the halls, student art covers the walls, and performances of theater and dance take place in front of applauding families and community members. Through skills-based instruction as well as arts integration in the classrooms, students have the opportunity to explore art-making and to use art as a language to express their thoughts and ideas. Through these experiences, our students achieve:

  •  High levels of critical, analytic, and creative thinking skills
  •  Deep content knowledge in all subject areas
  •  Excellent communication and self-expression skills, and
  •  A strong sense of possibility and aspiration for achievement
DIRECTIONS TO OUR LOCATION ON MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS:  The mailing address for Otay Ranch Student Center is 1615 Mater Dei Drive, Chula Vista, CA.  We are located within the Mater Dei Catholic High School Campus.  If coming from the 125 tollway, please continue on Birch road past 1615 to the corner light which is Magdalena Avenue.  Please turn right and go 3 blocks to Santa Venetia Road. Otay Ranch Student Center is located at the corner of Magdalena Avenue & Santa Venetia Road.  We are kitty-corner from Veteran’s Elementary School. Park in the lot on the right corner and walk up the hill to Seton Hall.  If you need help with directions please call 951-225-7690.

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September 5, 2017

Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts

Read about who we are, our program description, our mission, vision, and more!

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September 5, 2017

Race into School Day

Start your engines and race into School Day on Friday, September 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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September 5, 2017

Open Registration!

We still have a few spots left in elementary and middle school. Call us to schedule a tour 951-225-7690

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August 18, 2017

ORAA Administrators Visit Artist Village

Philip Parks and Alyssa Warren, Principal and Vice Principal at Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts (ORAA), took a field trip to Balboa Park's Artist Village during summer break.

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1615 Mater Dei Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91913
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Philip Parks

Site Facilitator

Tami Foster

Hours of Operation

Summer Office Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tours are by appt. only. Email Tami to schedule a tour.

September  2017
  • Mobile Science Lab - Rancho Cucamonga
    September 8, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab - Lake Elsinore
    September 12, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab - Indio
    September 13, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab - Murrieta
    September 13, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab - Santa Ana
    September 14, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab - Temecula
    September 15, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab - Hemet
    September 15, 2017 - (All Day Event)

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- Garret N., Student
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