2022-2023: School Year Update

We are still accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year which begins on August 29, 2022. We are looking forward to a return to normalcy as our students will have the opportunity for off-campus sporting events and trips, while still enjoying the full boarding school experience. To learn more about our application process, email admissions@ormeschool.org.


Welcome: Your Journey

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

Welcome to The Orme School! We hope that you have had the opportunity to look through our website and learn more about our amazing school. As you begin the admissions process, our team is here to assist you in every step along the way, and we are excited to hear from you.

As you learn more about our school, you will find that Orme is so much more than a college-preparatory boarding school. It is a rare community where the traditions of an American Southwest Ranch come together with students and faculty from all over the globe to create one of the most unique boarding school experiences in the world.

In this section of our website, you can find more information about the admissions process. Our team takes pride in having an individualized approach to admissions, choosing to forego standardized testing such as the SSAT that often do not accurately represent each student’s distinctiveness. Instead, we take the time to get to personally know each and every applicant through in-person and Zoom interviews, references from trusted adults, and input from families, agents, and those who know the student best. The result, we feel, allows our team to match students who optimally will not only succeed, but thrive in our exemplary environment. 

Tours of campus are encouraged and are offered on a regular basis. They are personalized for each potential family and usually last about 1-2 hours, allowing ample time to explore our 300-acre campus, and visit the programs that interest that particular student. For families unable to attend and take a campus tour, we ask you to please take advantage of our Virtual Tour, as well as our monthly Virtual Information Sessions.

Orme is on a rolling admissions process and accepts applications for students entering grades 8-12 throughout the year, as space allows. We also offer a Post-Grad option for students seeking additional higher education and support before applying to college. We are looking forward to helping guide your family through the next steps in the application process. If you have any questions, are ready to set up a tour, or would like more detailed information, please feel free to contact us at admissions@ormeschool.org, or 928-632-7601.

Jessica Calmes, Director of Advancement
Jara Ruiz-Anchia, Director of Admissions