Oak Creek Ranch School

P.O. Box 4329
West Sedona, AZ 86340
Tel: 1-877-554-6277
  • Oak Creek Ranch School (OCRS) is a fully accredited, co-ed boarding school with an enrollment of approximately 90 boys and girls, ages 13-19 (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 
2017 School Data
Oak Creek RanchBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19721910
Campus Size17 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment75 students300 students
% Students of Color
10%
20%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size6 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,500
(No other fees)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$28,270
Tuition international students$47,500$47,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
75%
57%
Director of AdmissionsDavid Wick, Jr.
dwick@ocrs.com
Associate Director of AdmissionsNadine O'Brien

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations923
ExtracurricularsEquestrian Club, Flag Football, Guitar Club, Hiking Club, 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 75 boys and girls, ages 13-19. (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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