Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Middle and Upper School

  • Ready For The World Rancho Solano Preparatory School, a member of the Meritas family of schools, is a PK-12 international learning community for high achieving students. Since 1954, Rancho Solano's small class sizes, highly trained and passionate teachers, personalized academic curricula and wide range of course offerings at all levels have helped students develop the character and competitive edge they need to excel in college and beyond.
  • Our stimulating educational environment is strengthened through its diverse and vibrant student community, specialized academic and enrichment programs, and state-of-the-art facilities and technology.
  • We cultivate in our students the ingenuity to thrive in a global society and to be architects of their future.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Independent Private Schools Association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1954
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students249 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Middle and Upper School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1300
Average ACT score28
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,900
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
78%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorScott Salk
Admissions AssociateKaitlyn Myzwinski

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Key Club, Math, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Pre-Med, Science Fair, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Computer Programming, Drama, Entrepreneurial, Honors Choir, Jazz Band, Pep Band, String Quartet

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Various Afterschool Athletic Clubs

School Notes

Set foot on any Rancho Solano campus and you will instantly feel excitement for learning and a sense of community. Our students are eager and focused; our teachers are passionate about instruction. Student potential is unlocked.
 
This is what makes Rancho Solano special:
 
  • We are committed to the development of the whole child. Each student receives a tailored Personal Learning Plan. Our challenging academic programs encourage students to stretch and grow while providing the support children need.
  • Students are engaged and motivated as they participate in advanced academics, fine and performing arts, athletics, extracurricular activities and service learning opportunities.
  • Teachers and staff creates an environment of respect, integrity, and accountability. They encourage questions, reward curiosity, and promote the free exchange of ideas.
  • Our International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme positions students for success at the university level and beyond.  The IB Diploma Programme is recognized worldwide for its academic rigor.
  • Our campus is home to exchange students from around the world and local students of different backgrounds, nationalities and interests. The ideals of global-mindedness and respect for cultural and social diversity are at the core of both the IB philosophy and Rancho Solano`s long commitment to developing global citizens.
  • We belong to the Meritas International Family of Schools, which benefits both students and faculty. Meritas brings us best practices in education, travel opportunities, and collaboration with the finest preparatory schools in the world.
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  • Scottsdale
    Grades: 7-12 | 89 students
    16.7 miles
    33401 N. 56th ST
    Scottsdale, AZ 85266
    (480) 575-6001
    16.7 7-12
    89
  • Paradise Valley
    Grades: PK-12 | 741 students
    6.6 miles
    3901 E. Stanford Dr.
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    (602) 955-8200
    6.6 PK-12
    741
  • Paradise Valley
    Grades: NS-8 | 151 students
    5 miles
    4800 E Doubletree Ranch Rd
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    (480) 991-1770
    5 NS-8
    151
  • Scottsdale
    The Marion Burton School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 17 students
    3.6 miles
    1200 N 77th St
    Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    (480) 945-3302
    3.6 6-12
    17
  • Chandler
    Grades: 9-12 | 568 students
    15.9 miles
    1150 N. Dobson Road
    Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 963-1900
    15.9 9-12
    568

School Reviews

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The Middle School is a perfect transition from elementary to high school environment. The class size is small which allows teachers and staff to truly know your child academically and personally. The risk of your child being lost in the world of social media seems very low as they pride themselves in looking for signs of a child struggling. The academics are very strong as well. Because the classes are small, the teachers can concentrate on each childs' needs and involve the parents to help when needed.
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