The Orme School - Review #3

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The Orme School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
1976-1980
Sports and Activities:
Prefect (Orme Leadership Program), Fine Arts Festival Club, Spanish Club, International Club, theater, choir, Cross Country, Yearbook, Softball, Culinary, Metalsmithing, and Coffee House.
College Enrolled:
na/
Home Town, State:
Phoenix, AZ

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
When I walk outside, I can look Up-top and see Cows. I'm from the city so it's fun to be living on a working ranch. The Teachers are very hands-on, they won't let you stray. The Teachers here actually want you to succeed and they do truly care about you.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I am unable to name any specific occasions I have grown as a person, I just have. I have been going to this school since 8th grade and I see my personal achievements. Academically I've earned a few awards but, I've simply just grown. And sure, everyone grows. But Orme, Orme is what helped me grow. Because of Orme, I am where I am today; Practically doing everything the school offers. Sometimes it can be a bit much but I always have someone there for me if I were to fall over.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I arrived in the 2020-2021 school year so things were a little different because of Covid, but I would say, make friends. When I first arrived at Orme at the ripe age of 13, I was pretty scared. I wish I knew then how kind and friendly people actually are. I should have just gone up to someone and introduced myself. But no, I only opened up to a small few that year. But, now, I am a Junior. I like to think I'm friends with everyone, I love this school.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I love the memories you leave with Orme. I have made so many life-long friendships, I have so many jokes. Anywhere on Campus I probably have some sort of story about that place.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Truly give Orme a chance. It may be scary but don't worry, we got you. I would recommend taking a peak inside of the Library, its breathtaking.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics at Orme are quite excellent. The teachers push you enough to succeed. I wouldn't describe Orme as competitive, but you are able to set your own personal goals. The teachers will help you strive. If you fall, they will help you get right up. Orme offers a fantastic Tutoring program, the students are able to either be a Tutor or a Tutorie. The diversity among the class provides such a unique setup. The workload I feel is typical high school, as long as you get things done, you shouldn't drown in Homework. Most teachers give time in the class period to either start or even finish the assignments.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I am not the most athletic person, but when I was on the Softball team, it was very well thought out and organized. I am in Yearbook, and we truly strive. That group may be smaller, but we sure do get things done. Our Sports program, as a viewer, is very excellent. Our Boy's Volleyball and Swim Team did very well. Coaches are patient and kind, really wanting to make sure we put our best effort into it.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
This year we brought Dance back, it was so much fun! I was only in it for a little bit, but I enjoyed getting a boogey-on. Our Theater program has seen better days. It struggles but I'm hoping that we will be able to bring it back and make It better than ever. Music however is thriving. From live performances at coffee houses, they truly rule the stage. Students are able to achieve any artistic ability they want.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There is so much diversity when it comes to Extracurricular opportunities. From education to fun! We have a few clubs and educational opportunities. Orme does plenty of weekend trips that can offer great ways to spice up a College Transcript. Volunteering, to going to Muesems. Our Clubs really do make Orme, Orme. I am in most clubs and I enjoy being able to organize and host fun events.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life might be my favorite part of Orme. I love doing things but sometimes having downtime with your friends can be super fun. If you would like to request a roommate or a certain Dormitory, the Resident Life Staff are very open ears. They will listen and consider requests.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I love how no one is ever sitting alone. If they are, I give it 5 seconds for someone to go join them. We are all our family, and we all will strive together. The food is so delicious. Our Chef takes requests and will listen to advise. Our chef truly makes the food taste like we really are home.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town area, Cordes Lakes and Prescott is very calm and chill. My favorite is when we do Friday Cordes trips. My friends and I love to just walk around and get food.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Everyone is family. No matter what, you will always have a friend. I like how Orme stays together. This year we went through some ups and downs but we stood strong together.
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The Orme School Alumni #1
Class of 2016
5.00 7/29/2023
University of Arizona
This school is a diverse and welcoming community full of support from all students and faculty. When I would fall behind on classes, my advisor and fellow students would never hesitate to offer a. . .
The Orme School Alumni #2
Class of 1980
5.00 7/6/2023
High school
I would say that Caravan is a really unique experience at our school, that other schools usually don’t participate in. Students get put into groups depending on your likes, and with at least two teachers. . .
The Orme School Alumni #3
Class of 1980
5.00 7/5/2023
na/
When I walk outside, I can look Up-top and see Cows. I'm from the city so it's fun to be living on a working ranch. The Teachers are very hands-on, they won't let you. . .
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  • Enrollment: 95 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $51,500
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
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