The Orme School Appoints Bruce A. Sanborn New School Headmaster


Bruce A. Sanborn incoming Orme School Head

Bruce A. Sanborn, incoming Orme School Head

The Orme School announced the appointment of Bruce Sanborn as the school’s new headmaster beginning July 1. Sanborn comes to Orme from West Nottingham Academy (Colora, MD) where he is assistant head.

“With Orme’s focus on academic excellence, outdoor experiential education, and character development in a truly unique and beautiful setting rich in history, the possibilities to create transformative opportunities for students are endless,” Sanborn said of his new school.

Orme will unify many Sanborns talents and interests. Beyond being a boarding school educator, Mr. Sanborn brings a love for the outdoors, inspired by summer work as a young man on a large cattle ranch in Colorado. Orme with its proximity to the 26,000-acre Orme Ranch and the 1.25 million-acre Prescott National Forest, will allow Sanborn bring together his teaching and personal interests including historic preservation and restoration, hiking, kayaking, skiing, camping, and gardening.

Marian Craver, chair of Orme’s trustees observed in announcing Sanborn’s appointment:

“We are thrilled to have someone of Bruce Sanborn’s caliber leading The Orme School forward. Bruce’s extensive boarding and college preparatory school experience, combined with his time both in and out of the classroom, are a most excellent fit for our school and community…Bruce Sanborn represents our founder, Charles H. Orme Jr.’s vision for the school: ‘Preparation for college, by all means. Preparation for living, for leadership, by every means.’”

Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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