Welcome to Oak Creek Ranch School, an Arizona Boarding SchoolGood kids. Great environment. Outstanding results.
For 42 years we’ve been helping underachieving teens and students with ADD ADHD reach their full potential. As one of the top ADHD boarding schools in the country, we provide individualized programs, small classes, and a highly experienced faculty. Our specialized boarding school programs are designed to help teenagers achieve their academic goals while gaining valuable social and interpersonal skills. The school's Leadership and Character Development program teaches unmotivated teens the importance of being responsible, keeping commitments and treating themselves and others with respect.
Oak Creek Ranch School is a fully accredited, college preparatory boarding school for boys and girls with an enrollment of approximately 90 students, 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 42 year track record of success continues, enabling generation after generation to lead productive and rewarding lives.
Two OCRS parents say it best:
"Bob and I just wanted to let you know how much we have appreciated what you have done for our son. He is interested in doing well in school. Now he knows he can learn. He has some idea of the man he wants to be. The last two and a half years have turned his life around. All of the teachers and staff at OCRS were interested in him and cared what happened to him. We feel he now has the tools necessary to be successful. Thank you staff of OCRS." (click here to read more)
Oak Creek Ranch School's 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 our boarding school students 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-five percent (95%) of OCRS graduates continue their education after high school, 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, a college preparatory boarding school for girls and boys, 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. We offer three summer boarding school sessions. Enrollments are accepted throughout the year and high school seniors are welcome to apply.
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Founded in 1972 by David Wick, Sr.
We are accepting immediate enrollments for our summer boarding school sessions as well as for Fall 2014. Blending academic coursework and outdoor activities our summer school program is designed to help your boy or girl develop new study habits, catch up on coursework and gain confidence in their ability to master core subjects.
We offer three 4-week summer boarding sessions. Summer school sessions begin June 8, June 22 and July 6, 2014.
Students may earn one semester's credit in two subject areas during a four-week period.
Enrollment is limited to 60 students during the summer boarding school program so we encourage you to apply early.
Please click here to download our summer school application
Financial aid is available in the form of low-interest student loans for qualified applicants.