Rancho Solano Preparatory School

9180 E. Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Tel: 480.646.8200
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 1100 students
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Rancho Solano Preparatory School students have years of experience collaborating with peers and graduate as global citizens who standout on college applications.
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Rancho Solano Preparatory School students have years of experience collaborating with peers and graduate as global citizens who standout on college applications.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School prepares students to be standouts at their top choice colleges and beyond. Rancho Solano is the only school in the Phoenix area offering the IB Diploma Programme, and every year,  students significantly outperform the IB average on nearly every academic measure.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School has state-of-the-art science, language and computer labs amid a pristine yet cozy learning commons, art studios and a new 25,000 square foot athletic complex. The campus  buildings inspire academic excellence and help students find and develop their personal identity.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School offers students a summer exercise science program that teaches students the science behind athletic performance. The program looks at data from student performance to help prime athletes, improve safety and give students a better understanding of nutrition, wellness and injury performance.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School hosts boarding students from 7 countries, and through programs like Touchpoints, we provide our students with a global learning experience.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School teachers create inspiring curricula built around the needs of each individual student.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School is one of only three schools partnering with Arizona State University Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program, a national award-winning social entrepreneurship program in which students design, build and deploy projects that solve problems for not-for-profit organizations.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School's high achieving students are also scholar athletes, musicians and artists. For example, Miss Arizona Junior Team is a standout IB Diploma candidate and Rancho Solano Honors student.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School students thrive within an international learning community that offers a highly individualized education experience completely unique to the Arizona market.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School educates the whole child and equips young minds with the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate, compare, and make thoughtful choices so they can become informed and engaged citizens of the world.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a PreK-12 independent school for high achieving students.
Students of all ages thrive within a stimulating and welcoming international learning community that offers a highly individualized education experience. We cultivate in our students a passion to learn and the ingenuity to thrive in a global society.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Rancho Solano Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 8-12 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1954 1910

Student Body

Enrollment 1100 students 298 students
% International Students
28%
20%
% Students Boarding
30%
68%
Average SAT Score 1623 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1310 - 2140 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Formal and informal dress days)
Casual
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
Number of IB Courses Offered 23 -
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
88%
67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$43,300
(*Covers tuition, room & board)
$49,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,225 $27,800
Tuition international students $43,300 $46,850
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsSalina Jones

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 8 14
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 20 24
ExtracurricularsArt, Band, Cheerleading, Choir, Dance, Debate, Drama, Entrepreneur Club, Equestrian Club, French Club, Golf, Model UN, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Photography, Pre-Med Club, Strength Training, Student Ambassador Program, Student Government, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Arizona State University 2
New York University 2
Brown University 1
Pennsylvania State University 1
Princeton University 1
Purdue University 1
Rhode Island School of Design 1
University of California at San Diego 1
University of Massachusetts 1
University of Wisconsin 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Rancho Solano Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th grade.  Our teaching approach is focused on cultivating excellence in core competencies and developing critical thinking, complex problem-solving, and high-order reasoning skills.  Our inspiring educators spark student achievement through interactive, discussion-based instructional techniques in small groups and individualized personal learning opportunities. 
  • School accreditations: National Independent Private Schools Association, AdvancED (Advancing Excellence in Education Worldwide), International Baccalaureate Programme (IB), National Independent Private School Association (NIPSA)

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