New Mission Statement Approved by Orme's Board of Trustees
Established in 1929, The Orme School is a uniquely distinctive, college-preparatory, co-educational boarding school for grades 8 through 12, set on 300 acres in rural Arizona. Our primary mission is to develop sound character, scholastic growth, and intellectual curiosity, so students can succeed at the college of their choice, as well as in life.
Orme’s close community is structured, supportive, and diverse. We emphasize the awakening of untapped potential, development of inner resourcefulness, self-respect, integrity, respect for others, and personal responsibility in our students' everyday lives.
Our challenging curriculum features a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on learning and both environmental and aesthetic awareness.
From the academic program to residential and community life, the guiding principles of Excellence, Tradition, and Character are applied to every facet of an Orme education.