Rancho Solano Preparatory School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 480-646-8200
9180 E. Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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 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 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.
At all grade levels, Rancho Solano Preparatory School boasts a devoted staff of highly qualified professionals committed to student success.
  • 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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    Horrible Boarding School. Boarders are hardly integrated into classes of day-students. This inhibits development of their English. They are also treated very badly by the administrators. Students are not treated properly. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Rancho SolanoBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19541910

Student Body

Enrollment100 students300 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1823* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1680 - 1980-
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Formal and informal dress days)
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
Number of IB Courses Offered23-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(*Covers tuition, room & board)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$46,000$47,425
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsScott Salk
Associate Director of AdmissionsKaitlyn Myzwinski

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered814
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations2023
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Debate Club, Entrepreneurship Club, French Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Pre-Med Club, Student Ambassador Program, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Choir, Dance Club, Drama Club, Photography

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleaders, Equestrian Club, Golf Club, Strength Training

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Arizona State University2
New York University2
Brown University1
Pennsylvania State University1
Princeton University1
Purdue University1
Rhode Island School of Design1
University of California at San Diego1
University of Massachusetts1
University of Wisconsin1
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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