Oak Creek Ranch School

P.O. Box 4329,
West Sedona, AZ 86340
Tel: 1-877-554-6277
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 70 students
Oak Creek Ranch School (OCRS) is a fully accredited, co-ed boarding school with an enrollment of approximately 90 boys and girls, ages 12-19.
(Grades 7-12).
The school was founded in 1972 by David Wick to help teens who were not succeeding in a traditional school environment.
Under the leadership of his son, David Wick Jr., our track record of success continues, enabling generation after generation to lead productive and rewarding lives.
As one of the top boarding schools in the country helping Undermotivated Teens, Academic Underachievers and Students with ADD ADHD, we provide individualized programs, small classes, highly experienced faculty and a structured environment that assists students in reaching their full potential.
The campus is located on seventeen wooded acres fronting Oak Creek near the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.
OCRS students enjoy a variety of year-round outdoor activities in our temperate Central Arizona climate, including horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, skate-boarding, swimming, tennis and volleyball on campus.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Oak Creek Ranch Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1972 1908
Campus Size 17 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 70 students 300 students
% Students of Color 20% 18%
% International Students 10% 20%
% Students Boarding 100% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 6 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 60% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$39,500 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $26,110
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 75% 58%
Director of Admissions David Wick, Jr.
dwick@ocrs.com
 
Associate Director of Admissions Nadine O'Brien  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 9 24
ExtracurricularsEquestrian, Flag Football, Guitar, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Softball, Video Production, Yearbook

School Notes:

  • For 37 years we’ve been helping Undermotivated Teens, Academic Underachievers and Students with ADD ADHD reach their full potential. As one of the top ADD ADHD boarding schools in the country, we provide individualized programs, small classes, and a highly experienced faculty. Our programs are designed to help teens achieve their academic goals while gaining valuable social and interpersonal skills. The school's Leadership and Character Development program teaches undermotivated teens the importance of being responsible, keeping commitments and treating themselves and others with respect.
  • Oak Creek Ranch School is a fully accredited, co-ed boarding school with an enrollment of approximately 80 boys and girls, ages 12-19. (Grades 7-12). The school was founded in 1972 by David Wick to help teens who were not succeeding in a traditional school environment. Under the leadership of his son, David Wick Jr., our 37 year track record of success continues, enabling generation after generation to lead productive and rewarding lives.
  • The campus is located on seventeen wooded acres fronting Oak Creek near the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Our location in the temperate climate of Central Arizona offers students a variety of year- round outdoor activities, including horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, skate-boarding, swimming, tennis and volleyball on campus. Every week teens have the opportunity to enjoy off campus excursions to concerts, theater, shopping malls, sporting events and festivals in the nearby cities of Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff and Phoenix. Northern Arizona offers excellent facilities for skiing, snowboarding and rock climbing. Several times a year, students participate in day and weekend trips to the Grand Canyon and other points of interest throughout the Southwest.
  • Experiential education and other innovative methods are incorporated into a traditional, college preparatory curriculum.
  • Ninety percent (90%) of Oak Creek graduates continue their education, enrolling in colleges and universities throughout The United States. Schools selected have included UCLA, Purdue University, Ohio State University, DePaul University, Texas Tech University, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), Arizona State University (ASU), The Illinois Institute of Art, Brooks Institute, Northern Arizona University, University of Pacific, Marymount College and the University of Denver.
  • Oak Creek Ranch School is fully accredited by the North Central Association (NCA). We follow a traditional school year calendar, with classes starting in September and ending in May. Summer school sessions are offered every year as well. Enrollments are accepted throughout the year and seniors are welcome to apply. Teenagers who have successfully completed a short-term wilderness or therapeutic school programs will also be considered for enrollment.
  • Please contact David Wick, Jr., Headmaster, toll free 1-877-554-OCRS, or Email: dwick@ocrs.com.
  • LD types supported: Underachievers, Under motivated, Learning Difficulties, ADD, ADHD
  • School accreditations: North Central Association (NCA)

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