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Orme School

Private Boarding School – Mayer , Arizona

Orme School is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school located on a rustic 300-acre campus surrounded by a 26,000-acre working cattle ranch. At an altitude of 4,000 feet, the School enjoys a year round ideal climate with cool evening breezes from surrounding mountains and is protected in a snug valley from cold winter temperatures. Enrollment is limited in number in order to preserve a family atmosphere and a close relationship between teachers and students. The student body is diverse and represents many states and foreign countries. A student-centered academic program is combined with a wholesome outdoor life that stresses responsibility, earnest achievement and genuine opportunities for balanced growth and development.

Academic and Sport Facilities
Orme’s academic facilities include the Mosher Math and Humanities Center, Mosher Science and Math Center, Metal Arts Shop, Glass Blowing Studio, Buck Hart Horsecollar Performing Arts Theater, Art Annex, Music Room, Language Building, and the Old Adobe English classroom. The Philips Library is the center of Orme’s academic program. With expansive windows to the beautiful desert view, students have access to 18,000 books onsite and many more through the library’s network. Orme’s extensive equestrian facility features a full rodeo arena with stock chutes, English and Dressage arena, 25 private stalls in our Mare Motel, 15 grazing pastures, 2 round pens, and 26,000 acres of high desert riding trails. Orme’s campus also boasts an outdoor swimming pool, paintball arena, tennis courts, gymnasium, and fitness center.

Boarding Facilities and Life
Students live on campus, two in each room, with a bathroom for each two-room suite. Dorm life offers a comfortable respite, time for hanging out with friends, catching up on homework, listening to music, and learning each day how to take responsibility into one’s own hands. Students learn this responsibility through community involvement, leadership, the generous support and wisdom of faculty and staff, cultural diversity, accountability, and pitching in to help others. Adventure and fun abound right outside their own dorm room, from Friday night Frisbee games to star-gazing on nearby mesas.

The Orme School in Mayer is located one hour north of Phoenix in the county of Yavapai.

Area Population: 1,400
County Website: County of Yavapai

Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Late May

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students

100 (30% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

300 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • 2D Art
  • 3D Art
  • Culinary Arts
  • Guitar
  • Piano

AP Courses

  • Art
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • Latin
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature
  • US History
  • Statistics


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing
  • International
  • Latin
  • Leadership
  • Math
  • Ski
  • Technology
  • Volunteers

Partial list of College and University Acceptances

University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Colorado, University of California, University of California at Los Angeles, Dartmouth College, Colorado State University, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Binghamton University, Depaul University, Drexel University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Oregon State University, Syracuse University, Cornell University, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of California at Davis, University of California at Irvine, University of California at Santa Barbara, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports:
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
For Details Visit Website:   Orme School

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