Orme School

Mayer, Arizona, USA

High School in United States for International Students

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  • % of international students


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  • ESL Offered


  • AP Courses


  • 1.5 hours from Phoenix
  • Nearest International Airport: PHX 

Why students ♥ Orme School

The Orme School has been frequently voted one of the best 50 boarding schools in the US. Set on a 300-acre ranch in Arizona, the school’s mission is to develop character, academic growth, and curiosity, and to enable students to succeed at the college of their choice. The challenging curriculum features a combination of classroom instruction,  hands-on learning, and environmental awareness. Orme offers one of the top sustainability programs in the country. The school has recently added a large garden, a 200 tree orchard, a table grape vineyard, and composting operations. Orme also offers an equestrian program with a state-of-the-art equestrian facility, a full rodeo arena, and 40 horses. It is definitely a great option of high school in the United States for international students.



AP Courses
  • Calculus AB
  • Computer Science
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • European History
  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • U.S. History
  • Statistics
  • Physics

ESL/Support Programs

  • ESL II: Beginner Speaking and Listening
  • ESL II: Intermediate Grammar
  • ESL III: Advanced Reading & Writing

Foreign Languages

  • Latin
  • Spanish
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Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track, Volleyball, Weightlifting.


Clubs & Organizations


Art, Creative Writing, Electronic Maintenance, Equestrian, International Club, Latin, Leadership, Math, Weightlifting.


College Acceptance


The University of Arizona, University of Colorado, University of California, the University of California at Los Angeles,  Dartmouth College, Colorado State University, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Binghamton  University, Drexel University, Michigan State University, Oregon State University, Syracuse University, Cornell  

University, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  University of California Davis, University of California at Santa Barbara, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Housing and Dorms

The school offers on-campus housing in a welcoming environment. Teachers and their families also live on campus providing 24h care for the students.

The expansive campus has all dormitories separated by sex, allowing privacy and creating a safe environment for all students. Each room features 1-2 beds with a shared bathroom. Students share living rooms and have access to laundry and washing machines.

Host family

All host families are located within less than 1 hour from school campus.