Oak Creek Ranch School: 41 years of success with under-motivated students

Oak Creek Ranch School has a proven track record of helping its students graduate and succeed in life. Courtesy Photo

Oak Creek Ranch School, now in its 41st year, is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding school for ages 13-19 (grades 7-12). The school was founded by David Wick, Sr., who designed its programs specifically to meet the needs of the under-motivated student. Oak Creek Ranch School has now earned the reputation as one of the top boarding schools in the country for under-motivated teens and students with ADD/ADHD.

Headmaster David Wick, Jr. explains, “Teens with ADD/ADHD are typically very bright, extremely creative students who have difficulty focusing, completing homework, turning in assignments, organizing and managing their time. These children are sometimes impulsive and may become overwhelmed more easily. Parents typically contact us when their son or daughter is falling behind in school, failing classes and losing hope of graduating with their peers. We see this occurring in high school when schedules and homework become very demanding.”

Small class sizes (less than 10 students per class) allow the school’s faculty to work with each student individually.

“OCRS understands that ADD/ADHD children learn differently,” Wick said. “Therefore we incorporate experiential learning and other techniques to bring learning to life. For example, when students take our Chess class, we have them play on a life size chessboard where they become the pieces. Engaging our students’ creatively ignites their desire to learn. In addition, our structured environment gives students the tools they need to become mature, responsible and respectful adults.”

The school is located on 17 wooded acres fronting Oak Creek near the legendary Red Rock county of Sedona, Ariz. The school is fully accredited by the North Central Association.

Enrollments are accepted throughout the year.

Fall classes at Oak Creek Ranch School begin Aug. 28, 2013.

The school is located 15 miles southwest of Sedona in a calm, relaxed, but structured environment.

• Oak Creek Ranch School
P.O. Box 4329
West Sedona, AZ 86340

• Phone: 1-877-554-6277
• E-mail: David Wick, Jr., Headmaster: dwick@ocrs.com
• Website: ocrs.com

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