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 U.S.” 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.
Sedona has been called the most beautiful tourist destination in the US and is 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
Estimated Start Date: Late-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.
Partial List of College and University Acceptances
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Dartmouth College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bryn Mawr College, Colorado State University, University of California - Irvine, Augustana College, Polytechnic State University, Colorado College, Arcadia University, Pitzer College, Knox College, Willamete University, Sierra Nevada College, University of Arizona, Centenary College, University of Colorado, Boulder, Providence College, Southwestern University, Washington State University, Wheaton College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Earlham College, George Mason University, Marist College, Quest University, Fuhrman University, Gonzaga University, Oregon State University
Closest International and Local Airports: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)