Rancho Solano Preparatory School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a leading private boarding school in Arizona only 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Interactive, discussion-based classes feature small groups and individualized instruction.
Rancho Solano Preparatory’s Upper School is one of the newest, most innovative educational facilities in the country. The sports facilities features a regulation college length basketball floor, a weight room, fields, and outdoor courts.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Popular sports at Rancho Solano Preparatory School include lacrosse and basketball (for boys and girls) and volleyball (for girls). They also have a successful ESports team. Members of the high school perform regularly in festivals, concerts, and competitions as part of the fine arts program. Rancho Solano offers unique course options such as Global Art and Cultures and Character Design Animation.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Rancho Solano Preparatory School is the only private school in the greater Phoenix area to receive International Baccalaureate Diploma authorization.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Student housing accommodates two to four students per room and features fitness rooms, laundry facilities, and full amenities such as kitchens, televisions, and internet. Students have access to on-campus registered nurses, counselors, and physicians.
Visit School Site: Rancho Solano Preparatory School
Visit City Site: Scottsdale, Arizona
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 25% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsComputer Sciences, Foundations in Personal Finance, Information Technology in a Global Society, Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Accepting Students in GradesNo
ELTiS RequiredNo Minimum
TOEFL RequiredNo Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Accepted TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., OOPT and IELTS. INterview is always needed to assess scores
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