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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We’re fortunate at Orme to be miles from any city or town. Our physical distance coupled with our home county having one of the lowest COVID rates in the country, has enabled Orme to remain a safe haven to the rising infection rates experienced elsewhere. Students were welcomed back to campus for in-person learning in September. Additional entry dates will take place throughout the school year. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

1000 E Orme School Road
Mayer, AZ 86333

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$25
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$49,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$49,500
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid
$24,000
From The Orme School

Welcome to The Orme School. Orme is one of the most unique boarding schools in the country. Set on a 26,000 acre cattle ranch in the high desert of Arizona, Orme has been providing a rigorous college-preparatory education to students from around the world since 1929.
Learning at Orme is active and hands-on. We expect students to participate. Whether it's in the classroom, on the stage behind a podium, in a student-run club or activity or on the playing field, court or arena- students get involved. Orme students embrace the vast expanses of natural resources on campus and in our backyard and faculty integrate these resources into the curriculum. It is not uncommon to see a group of students and faculty hiking to the nearby Native American Ruins or riding horses under the lights of the Rodeo Arena on a Friday night. Orme's campus epitomizes the American Southwest and embraces the ranching roots of the school, while the 4000 foot elevation offers a temperate year-round climate.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1210
58 responses
Average ACT
28
14 responses

Traditional Learning Meets Progressive Learning

Learning at Orme is active and hands-on. Whether it's in the classroom or on the playing field - students get involved. Students embrace the vast natural resources on campus that faculty integrate into the curriculum. By graduation, Orme students have some of the highest SAT scores in the country and are prepared with the tools and self-confidence needed to fulfill their potential.

Culture & Safety

Poll
32%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 25 responses
Poll
36%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
  • Caravan
    29%
  • Fine Arts Festival
    27%
  • Halloween
    10%
  • Horsemanship
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • FAF
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
100%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Brazil, Dominica, Ethiopia, Turkey, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
30%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
130
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 26 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 28 responses
Poll
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 28 responses
Poll
39%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 28 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 26 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 26 responses

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