The Orme School

Hc 63 Box 3040 1000 Orme School Road
Mayer, AZ 86333-0863
Tel: (928)632-7601
Grades: 8-12 | 100 students

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
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
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 100 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade The Orme School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP European History, AP Spanish, AP US History, AP World History,
Average SAT score 1065
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $44,900
Tuition Notes Day student tuition - $11,900.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $18,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ross Sanner
Admissions Associate Greg Lobe


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:

  • A legacy of Excellence, Tradition and Character Since 1929
  • The Orme School has been steeped in tradition and success. From our rigorous academic program, boasting AP course offerings in all subjects, to 47 years of our amazing Fine Arts Festival, it is no wonder that The Orme School has been named one of the top 20 boarding schools in the United States
  • Thanks to a 1.5 million dollar grant from the Burpee Foundation, Orme has recently seen the addition of a large garden, a 200 tree fruit orchard, a table grape vineyard and composting operations.  Students take an active role in the cultivation of their food, as well as the preparation. All food served at Orme is grown on site or locally sourced and prepared using all natural, preservative-free ingredients
  • The Orme Difference
  • The center of Orme’s marque academic program is the small, intimate class size.  Typical classes do not exceed 10 students, giving each student ample opportunities to learn in an interactive, non-intimidating environment. Class buildings are spread among Orme’s 300 acre campus and include Math, Science, and Humanities buildings along with a Metal Working workshop, Glass Blowing workshop, Music classrooms and an Art Annex. Every day, Orme students also experience the expansion of their classrooms into the outdoors, whether it be Biology class studying the effects of the drought in Ash Creek or English Literature conducting a poetry reading among the shade of the fruit trees.
  • Learning does not stop at the end of the academic day for Orme students. After school students are offered a variety of activities from riding one of the 40 horses, to trying a new sport on one of our all-inclusive sports teams. For students interested in learning more diverse skills, they can take part in preparing meals in our dining facility or experience the thrill of acting on stage in our theatre club. Orme athletic facilities include: a state of the art equestrian facility with a full, lighted rodeo arena, an English arena, numerous paddocks and warm-up pens, a lighted football and soccer field, professional-grade baseball and softball fields, a competition length swimming pool, tennis courts, and an enclosed gymnamsium.
  • Experience the SouthwestCampus
  • Life at Orme offers unique opportunities for students to bond with one another. Each room features 1-2 beds with a shared bathroom between two rooms. The expansive campus allows for dormitories to be separated by sex, allowing privacy and creating a safe environment for all students. Weekends are filled with amazing opportunities to explore Arizona through our Culture Credit and Outdoor Learning trips. On any given weekend you can find students engaging in activities such as volunteering, skiing, attend a gallery opening, or camping. The temperate climate at Orme allows for a variety of year-round offerings. 
  • Orme is a school where students thrive and diversify, while being carefully coached along the way. Do you see yourself at Orme? Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at our website,

Profile last updated: 08/04/2015

Nearby Private 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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