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


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


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

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# 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


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

School Notes:

  • LD types supported: Underachievers, Under motivated, Learning Difficulties, ADD, ADHD
  • School accreditations: North Central Association (NCA)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Verde Valley School (4.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SedonaVerde Valley School
    3511 Verde Valley School Road
    4.9 mi | 120 students | Gr. 9-12
  • MayerThe Orme School
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    42.3 mi | 105 students | Gr. 9-12
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