Origins’ Four Focal Points

I. Our Student-Centered Advisory Program Develops:

  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Reflection
  • Empathy
  • Determination

II. Individualized College, Academic and Career Counseling:

  • Begins in 9th Grade
  • Requires Community Service
  • Leads to Mentorships and Internships
  • Is Goal-Oriented and Student-Interest Led

III. An Inquiry-Based Curriculum is Supported by:

  • Project-based Learning
  • Academic Conferencing
  • Digital Literacy, Research, and Writing

IV. Twice Yearly Portfolio Exhibitions:

  • Present Student Work to the Community
  • Celebrate Student Success
  • Require Real-Life Application of Skills

ELL Programs:


Special Education Services:

Origins believes in inclusion settings for students with disabilities, and provides students with the supports and services indicated on their IEPs.

Language Classes:

Russian, Spanish and Chinese.

Extracurricular Activities:

Student Government, Mock Trial, Gaming Club, Magazine/Student Blog, Digital Photography, After-school Tutoring, Peer Mediation, Robotics, Crafting, Sign Language, Martial Arts

PSAL Sports – Boys:

Baseball & JV Baseball, Basketball & JV Basketball, Bowling, Football & JV Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

PSAL Sports – Girls:

Basketball & JV Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball & JV Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

PSAL Sports – Co-ed:

Cricket, Double Dutch, Golf

School Life:

We do not have a uniform requirement, but students are expected to follow our school’s dress code