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The Orme School

Call: 928-632-7601
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At a glance

Location Mayer, AZ Tuition $41,400
Grades 8-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 38%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $1,000,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $7,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 54%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 124

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 14

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 43*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 7
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Phoenix AZ Area
Program Emphasis 5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
Summer School
All Grades 8-12, PG
Boarding Grades 6-12
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1929
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 320
Head of School Michael Gemma
Endowment $7,000,000

History

The Orme School-- In 1929, Charles H. Orme, Sr. and Minna Vrang Orme began a personal adventure that has become the history of The Orme School. They left their dairy farm in Phoenix and bought a ranch in the high desert of central Arizona. The Ormes, both graduates of Stanford University, believed in the necessity of a good education. To educate their three children and those of the ranch employees, they opened a one-room school. From those early days, an Orme education has been based on principles that guide the School today. One in particular states: The best education a child can have is one that stresses a solid academic foundation in a family setting where each student is expected to be an important, contributing member of the community.

Charles H. Orme Jr., was a product of this education. After his graduation with honors from Stanford University, where he was a member of the 1940 Rose Bowl team, the commitment to his parents' educational values led him back to become Headmaster of Orme in 1945. Under his loving care and visionary guidance, The Orme School gained a national reputation. To accommodate this growth, the physical plant and the academic program expanded to meet the new dynamics of a vastly increased enrollment. In 1962, the School was incorporated as a not-for-profit institution, and a twenty-eight-member Board of Trustees was established. Mr. Orme served as Headmaster until his retirement in 1987. His tenure of forty-two years as the academic leader of The Orme School has ensured that the values of hard work, community contribution, and personal responsibility have become a permanent part of the Orme tradition.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 22
Part Time Faculty 2
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 63%
Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 15
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 14
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Choir
Community Service
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama
Ecology
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Equestrian Sports
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geology
Geometry
Grammar
Health
History
Humanities
Journalism
Mathematics
Music
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Science
Sculpture
Spanish
Statistics
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus BC
English Language
English Literature
European History
Physics B
Statistics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 124
% Boys/Girls 50/50
International
Canada
China
Ecuador
Germany
Kenya
Korea
Mexico
Other (Students come from 13 countries.)
Serbia
Taiwan
UK
United States
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Illinois
Kentucky
Massachusetts
Montana
New Mexico
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Majority of students come from Southwest
% of Students of Color 18%
% of International Students 24%

Admission

E-mail info@ormeschool.org
Web Address www.ormeschool.org
Admission Application Apply to The Orme School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 31
Financial Aid Awarded $1,000,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 38%
Acceptance Rate 54%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT))
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $20,650
Boarding Student Tuition $41,400
International Student Tuition $42,750

College Placement Office

Average ACT Score 21
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Arizona State University; ; Columbia University; ; Cornell University; Michigan State University; Syracuse University; The University of Arizona; ; Willamette University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian
football
other (Rodeo)
softball
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
4-H
basketball
canoe
cheer and pom
drill team
equestrian
horseback riding
mixed sports
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
sand volleyball
soccer
swimming
tennis
walking
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Honor Council
International Club
Key Club
Math Club
National Honor Society
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Recycling Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 928-632-7601
Address 1000 Orme School Rd, HC 63, Box 3040 - Mayer, AZ 86333
Website www.ormeschool.org 
Email info@ormeschool.org 
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