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The Orme School

Established in 1929, The Orme School is a unique, college-preparatory, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 8 through 12, set on 300 acres in rural Arizona. Our mission is to develop sound character, scholastic growth, and intellectual curiosity, as well as enable students to succeed at the college of their choice, and in life.

Our community is structured, supportive, and diverse. We awaken untapped potential, encourage inner resourcefulness, integrity, respect and accountability for self and others. Our challenging curriculum features a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on learning and both environmental and aesthetic awareness.

From the academic program to residential and community life, the guiding principles of Excellence, Tradition, and Character are applied to every facet of an Orme education.


City: Mayer, AZ

Year Founded: 1929

Campus Size: 300 Acres

Grades Offered: 8th-12th, PG

Number of Students: 110

Percent Boarders: 100%

Average Class Size: 9

Gender: Co-Ed

Diversity: 16 States & 16 Countries represented

Signature Program: Horsemanship, Sustainability, and Outdoor Adventure

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