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Verde Valley School Equestrian and Soccer



Number of Students

200 (59% international)

SAT Average


Accepting Students in Grades


Verde Valley School

Private Day School – Sedona , Arizona

Verde Valley School (VVS) is an international college preparatory boarding and day school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB Programme) as its sole curriculum. The school is dedicated to the highest ethical and academic standards while teaching languages and cross-cultural communication, anthropology and responsibility, biology and environmentalism, and the arts through self expression. VVS was founded in 1948 by two Harvard-trained anthropologists. Today, about half of the student body is comprised of international students from 17 countries. VVS offers a truly global educational experience. The beautiful and temperate environment allows a year-round outdoor sports program that includes horse-back riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, cross-country running, soccer, golf, and more.

Academic and Sport Facilities
Twelve classrooms, two science labs, one computer lab, performing arts hall, recording studio and library. VVS offers an excellent fitness center, climbing wall, mountain bike pump track, equestrian stable, riding ring, basketball court, tennis court, soccer field.

Dormitories and Student Residences
VVS works very hard to make student living spaces their home away from home. Each dorm has between 3 and 5 dorm parents, who are also teachers and coaches at VVS. There is also a full-time security officer available on campus from 10 pm to 5 am, seven days a week. Each dorm offers red rock views, shared common spaces (some with a fireplace) and laundry facilities. While the dorms are divided by gender, student members of all grades are integrated into each dorm. Each room is equipped with a bed, dresser, desk and closet for each student.

Sedona has been called the most beautiful tourist destination in the U.S. and one of the six most romantic locales in the world. Its towering Red Rocks are truly unique. Its full-time population of 11,000 triples during peak spring and fall tourist seasons. Sedona is 4,200 feet above sea level and 90 minutes by car north of Phoenix, a major metropolitan area.

Area Population: 10,111
City Website: City of Sedona

Starting Dates
Estimated Start Date: Mid-August
Estimated End Date: Early June

Note: VVS operates on a trimester system and can accommodate admission at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters and also at the mid-year point (starting after Winter Break).
International students should arrive at Phoenix International Airport per schedule where VVS will pick them up and transport them to campus.

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students

200 (59% international)

Accepting Students in Grades


Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

160 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • Music
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory
  • Photography
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre

AP Courses: No AP Courses


  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Soccer
  • Yoga

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • A Cappella
  • Acting
  • Aikido
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Creative Welding in Recycled Metal
  • Culinary Club
  • Film
  • Geocaching
  • Photography
  • Recording Studio
  • Silk Screening

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American University, Arizona State University, Augustana College, Babson College, Bard College, Bates College, Beloit College, Berklee College of Music, Brandeis University, Bryn Mawr College, Carleton College, Claremont McKenna College, Clark University, College of Idaho, Connecticut College, Cornell College, Cornish College of the Arts, Cottey College, Dartmouth College, Denison University, Drew University, Eastman School of Music, Eugene Lang College, European Business School, Fordham University, Grinnell College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamilton College, Harvey Mudd College, Hendrix College, Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Northern Arizona University, Oberlin College, Occidental College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pomona College, Quest University, Reed College, Rutgers University, Santa Clara  University, Sarah Lawrence College, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Smith College, St Lawrence University, St. John’s College, St. Louis University, Stanford University, SUNY Binghamton, Union College, United States Naval Academy, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Diego, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin, University of York, Ursinus College, Vassar College, Villanova University, Warren Wilson College, Wesleyan University, Whitman College, Willamette University

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports:  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
For Details Visit Website: Verde Valley School

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