Welcome to The Orme School

An Orme education is unlike any other. In our beautiful location, The Orme School is an oasis for those who are drawn to our guiding principles: Excellence, Tradition, and Character. The big skies and horizons inspire this place known simply as “Orme.” In the minds of top colleges and universities, Orme is considered one of the most unique college preparatory boarding schools.

Orme students engage in traditional academically-challenging programs including AP courses, while participating in exceptional outdoor and cultural opportunities designed to build confidence and a sense of community. Our annual expeditions throughout the Southwest, Sustainability program, Fine Arts Festival and weekend cultural experiences provide transformative opportunities. 

The Orme Promise is like no other. Our team’s attention to our students is unwavering. Our goal is to support and challenge students to face adversity and achieve their dreams. If you attend Orme, we will push you and stretch your comfort zone. Your teachers and coaches will ask a lot of you. Your advisor will encourage you to make deep and enduring commitments, and will strategize with you to reach your potential. Our diverse, safe and caring community will allow you to embark on a life-changing adventure.

Let us know when you are ready to saddle-up!


Bruce Sanborn, Head of School

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