What is the most important factor for international students when selecting a US high school to apply to?
Verde Valley School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Located in the town of Sedona, Verde Valley School is a private, college preparatory boarding school founded in 1948 by two Harvard-trained anthropologists. Verde Valley offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program as its sole curriculum.
Verde Valley School’s 1,300-acre campus consists of facilities such as classrooms, science and computer labs, a performance center, a studio, and a library. The school’s fitness center includes athletic areas such as a climbing wall and an equestrian ring.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Sedona’s temperate climate allows a year-round outdoor sports program that includes horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, cross-country running, soccer, and golf.
Verde Valley School presents a variety of art classes to choose from such as world music, score reading, and photography.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Verde Valley School was recently placed on the list of “The 50 Best Boarding Schools in the US” by The Best Schools.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Verde Valley’s seven on-campus dormitory buildings offer red rock views, common spaces, and laundry facilities. Between three to five teachers and/or coaches live on-site in each building as dorm parents. Students can choose from an extensive range of extracurriculars such as circus arts and geocaching.
Educatius PDF: Verde Valley School Profile PDF
Visit School Site: Verde Valley School
Visit City Site: Sedona, Arizona
- 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
- 50% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in Grades6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
ELTiS MinimumNo Minimum
TOEFL MinimumNo Minimum
TOEFL Junior RequiredNot Accepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Feb 14 1st round App deadline, March 10 decision
Blogs and News!
Educatius Group’s North American head office has been certified by ISO 9001:2015’s globally respected quality standards.
Educatius Group’s USA F-1 Inbound High School Program Listed by CSIET for 5th year in a Row
Educatius Group received the largest number of international high school students on CSIET F-1 high school programs in 2017-2018!
"International students who study at a US high school have an inside-track to attend a US University," according to Educatius Group's Academic Director Dr. Sharon Tan.
Similar Schools (3)
Rancho Solano Preparatory School
SCHOOL PROFILE Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a leading private boarding school in Arizona only 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Interactive, discussion-based classes feature small groups and individualized instruction. FACILITIES Rancho Solano Preparatory’s Upper School is one of the newest, most innovative educational facilities in the country. The sports facilities features a regulation college length basketball floor, a weight room, fields, and outdoor courts. SPORTS AND ARTS Popular sports at Rancho Solano Preparatory School include lacrosse and basketball (for boys and girls) and volleyball (for girls). They also have a successful ESports team. Members of the high school perform regularly in festivals, concerts, and competitions as part of the fine arts program. Rancho Solano offers unique course options such as Global Art and Cultures and Character Design Animation. AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Rancho Solano Preparatory School is the only private school in the greater Pho
Scottsdale Unified School District
DISTRICT PROFILE Scottsdale Unified School District is one of the best in the state; five of its high schools accept international high school students. The district offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma, award-winning arts programs, career and technical education, and STEM programs. Scottsdale high schools provide a comprehensive American experience. FACILITIES Many of the district’s impressive campus facilities have been recently updated and feature modern computer labs, theaters, career centers, athletic facilities, and production labs. SPORTS AND ARTS Competitive sports teams in the district including soccer and baseball have won a total of five state championships in the last two years. Students in grades 9-11 can participate in sports. Students have ample opportunities for creative growth including an award-winning advertising and media arts programs, an award-winning theater program, and a culinary arts career education program. AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Paradise Valley Unified School District
DISTRICT PROFILE Four high schools in Paradise Valley Unified School District are currently welcoming international students. All of the district’s high schools offer AP and honors courses. Many of the Paradise Valley high schools have exceptional academic programs, like the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma. FACILITIES Some of the district’s facilities include recently remodeled 1,000-seat auditorium and large capacity artificial turf football stadium. Because Phoenix has great weather year round, all campuses feature outdoor terraces with lunch tables and benches for students to enjoy the sunshine between classes. SPORTS AND ARTS The district offers competitive athletics including traditional U.S. sports such as American football and baseball as well as less traditional sports such as badminton. Students in grades 9-11 can participate in sports. Paradise Valley’s arts program is particularly impressive, featuring unique courses such as culinary arts, architectural dra