Orme students win bronze medals in Etymology Exam

Two Orme School Latin students, Rose Mayer and Ashley Coffey-Stonebraker, were awarded bronze medals for their performance on the 2014 National Classical Etymology Exam. This national contest is sponsored annually by the National Junior Classical League. Etymology is the study of word origins. The National Classical Etymology Exam tests students’ ability to handle both Latin […]

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Community Work Day a huge success

Saturday, January 17th was a busy day at Orme. Over 60 alumni, students, faculty and friends gathered for the first Community Work Day of 2015. The day began at 10 a.m. at the old soccer field near Boys Camp. By noon, the empty field had been completely transformed, with everyone lending a hand to plant […]

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Bruce Sanborn, Head of School

ORME, The Place

Head of School’s Candlelight Message Many years ago, I read a book written about the importance of place.  It may have been called “A Sense of Place,” but I cannot remember. The theme of the book was that a sense of place was really valuable in a changing and unpredictable world.  Literally and figuratively, a […]

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Cornell Engineering accepts Orme senior

On December 12, 2014, Orme Senior Chau Bui received very exciting news. She was accepted to the Cornell University Engineering program. Chau has studied at Orme for two years, joining us as a Junior international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Passionate about math since she was a small child, Chau told us: “Math has […]

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Way to go, Danny!

With an outstanding time of 18:37 and way ahead of over 75 other runners, Orme School junior Danny Bui took 1st Place in this fall’s 5k Race on the Ranch. He then finished up the season with a 2nd Place State Championship win with a time of 18:21. And this was only his first year […]

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Great job, our swimming Warriors!

The Orme School’s first year Swim Team came home from the CAA State Championship with numerous medals, including 1st Place State in the Boys 50-Yard Butterfly Race, and Team 2nd Place State in both the Boys 200-Yard Medley Relay and the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay.  Orme’s Team also came in 2nd Place Overall for the entire […]

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The Orme School Bestowed a Burpee Foundation Grant

Four new programs to be launched to benefit academics, campus life and student health MAYER, Ariz. — (June 6, 2014) — The oldest private college preparatory coed boarding school in the Western states, The Orme School, announced today it has received a grant from The Burpee Foundation of New York City, NY.  The grant consists […]

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