The Orme School

Hc 63 Box 3040 1000 Orme School Road
Mayer, AZ 86333-0863
     Tel: (928)632-7601
Grades: 8 - 12 | 103 students
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Nestled in the heart of Arizona the Orme School is a college prepratory school on a working cattle ranch

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Grades Offered Grades 8 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1929

Student Body

Total Students 103 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 62%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP European History, AP Spanish, AP US History  
Average SAT score 1065
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $42,000
Tuition Notes Day student tuition - $20,650.
% on Financial Aid 36%
Average Financial Aid Grant $18,000
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Marney Babbitt


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
Mountain BikingRock Climbing,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Blacksmithing, Choir, Dance, Gardening, Glassblowing, Horsemanship, International Club, Latin Club, Math Club, Orme Student Council, Photography, Piano, Theater Art Club, Blacksmithing, Choir, Dance, Gardening, Glassblowing, Horsemanship, Latin Club, Math Club, Photography, Piano, Theater, International Club,
Orme Student Council,

School Notes:

Getting to know a college preparatory school online is most families’ first step in their research. We invite you to take the next step, and come experience The Orme School in-person and in action. It is the optimum way to understand what is distinctly Orme—our place, our people, and our character-building programs. Charles H. Orme, Jr. said it best “Preparation for college, by all Means. Preparation for Living, for Leadership, by every Means.”Orme is one of the most legendary of college preparatory coed schools in the United States, renown for academic rigor. The Orme School is about awakening your child’s full potential, for his or her college-preparatory years, and most importantly, for your child’s life.When you visit Orme, your family will tour the campus with a member of our Admissions Staff. We can also arrange for you to observe a few classes as well. You are welcome to schedule your tour by calling our Admissions Office at (928) 632-7601 or via e-mail. Tours are usually scheduled during the week so that you may assess classes, students and teachers as you experience life on the Orme campus for yourself.We begin our day and boarding school programs in 8th grade, and admit students through 12th grade. The Orme School also offers a Post-Graduate year option for students seeking additional higher education and support before they apply for college.Thank you again for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Profile last updated: 01/05/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Spring Ridge Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is La Tierra Community School (22.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christian Academy Of Prescott (22.4 miles away)
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