2020-2021: School Year Update

The Orme School will resume teaching in the fall of 2020. Whether on campus or virtually, we are planning to start the next school year as scheduled. A range of scenarios are being evaluated for the fall by our executive administrative team; the most preferable being a fully restored on-campus boarding school experience – a “normal” return to campus. The school is also exploring the potential for continued online class options for students who are unable to physically get to campus. To that end, re-enrollment is in full swing. Course sign-ups are being done remotely under the direction of Academic Dean Erik Playe. New student enrollment is very strong, necessitating the hiring of a few new teachers as we move to opening at full capacity (150 students). Either way, Orme will be open.

For information regarding our 2020–2021 school year please reach out to Ross Sanner, Executive Vice President and COO, or Jessica Calmes, Director of Admissions.

Welcome: Your Journey

The Orme School is the first step on your journey to find your best educational path.

Thank you for considering The Orme School for your child’s education. Please take a moment to explore our website, our rigorous academic program and enriching on- and off-campus activities, and get a sense of our close-knit Orme community.

Getting to know a college preparatory school online is most families’ first step in their research. We invite you to take the next step, and come experience The Orme School in-person and in action. It is the optimum way to understand what is distinctly Orme—our place, our people, and our character-building programs. Charles H. Orme, Jr. said it best “Preparation for college, by all Means. Preparation for Living, for Leadership, by every Means.”

Orme is one of the most legendary of college preparatory coed schools in the United States, renown for academic rigor. The Orme School is about awakening your child’s full potential, for his or her college-preparatory years, and most importantly, for your child’s life.

When you visit Orme, your family will tour the campus with a member of our Admissions Staff. We can also arrange for you to observe a few classes as well. You are welcome to schedule your tour by calling our Admissions Office at (928) 632-7601 or via e-mail. Tours are usually scheduled during the week so that you may assess classes, students and teachers as you experience life on the Orme campus for yourself.

We begin our day and boarding school programs in 8th grade, and admit students through 12th grade. The Orme School also offers a Post-Grad year option for students seeking additional higher education and support before they apply for college.

Ross SannerOur Admissions team travels extensively throughout the United States and internationally. Please see the Orme Calendar for our travel schedule so we might meet your family in-person to discuss your child’s educational opportunities.

If I can answer any questions or provide more detailed information about The Orme School, please feel free to contact me. Thank you again for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Ross Sanner
Executive Vice President and COO
The Orme School