Realms Of Inquiry

Tel: (801)467-5911
Grades: 6 - 12 | 22 students
Realms of Inquiry was founded in 1972 as a special school for gifted, talented and creative students.
Realms offers a full-day academic curriculum  for students in 7th through 12th grade.
Our purpose is to provide a challenging, individualized education for students who may have nontraditional learning styles, who need to learn at their own rate, and who want to develop their natural individual talents and interests.  Our environment celebrates all that students bring with them: big thinking, curiosity, creativity, and adventure.
Recognizing the importance of the whole person, Realms seeks to challenge and excite students in a wide variety of intellectual pursuits.
We nurture uniqueness and individuality while encouraging ethical behavior.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Challenges handled well through small class sizes
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 22 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Realms Of Inquiry Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Average SAT score 24
Average ACT score 1110
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Very Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,900
Tuition Notes Tuition includes all book, supply and outdoor fees. Costs of our International Program, including the 4-week international trip, are in addition to tuition. Trip costs range from $1,500 and $3,500 depending on the destination.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,000
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Karri Van Tongeren

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, SnowboardingAlpine SkiingClimbing,
KayakingMountain Biking,
MountaineeringNordic Skiing,
Rock ClimbingSnowboarding,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mount Vernon Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mount Vernon Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Applied Scholastics Academy of Salt Lake City (1.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Salt Lake City Mount Vernon Academy
    184 E Vine Street
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84107
    (801)266-5521
    0.5  mi  |  119  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Salt Lake City
    La Europa Academy
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
    Po Box 575780
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84157
    (801)268-9300
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
    0.5  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Salt Lake City
    Christ Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    240 E 5600 S
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84107
    (801)266-8714
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.1  mi  |  198  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Salt Lake City
    Learning Tree East
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4540 S 900 E
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84117
    (801)266-3590
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.7  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Salt Lake City
    Applied Scholastics Academy of Salt Lake City
    547 W. 3900 So. Suite E
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84123
    (801)685-9648
    1.8  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 17, 2013 - I loved my time at Realms and love being a part of such strong community. The education I received has given me the strength and confidence to tackle every challenge I have faced in my life. I have not only been able to start my own business, go to a excellent college and travel around the world all with the skills and support of the wonderful teachers and staff! - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - Students love learning at Realms. In a safe and encouraging environment they are able to explore, create, build, and grow. Realms provides experiences and opportunities that foster learning and personal growth. Incredible instructors are committed to helping each student succeed. We LOVE Realms!! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended May 01, 2012 - Realms is unique in Utah. It has a very strong focus on learning through experience. Gifted children work with their teachers towards a curriculum that allows them to learn at the rate that is right for them. It has a very small student to teacher ratio and a highly committed faculty. Consider Realms! See them at www.realmsofinquiry.org - Posted by Parent

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