|Verde Valley School is located at nearly 4,000 feet near Sedona, Arizona, USA. Surrounded by the Red Rocks of Coconino National Forest, Verde Valley School is an International Baccalaureate World (IBO) School and a college preparatory boarding and day school.
VVS is one of a few US boarding schools that is an accredited IB School. Our graduates attend the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. and throughout the world. All students in grades 11 and 12 take IB classes at VVS.
Founded in 1948 by Hamilton and Barbara Warren, VVS was built on their dream: "If we bring together talented young people from around the world and ask them to build and to study, to work and to learn, we can change the world for the better." VVS continues to live this ideal, today.
The strong IB program at VVS is complemented by a world-class outdoor program (including rock climbing, mountain biking, English and Western horseback riding, hiking and camping) as well as a fine and performing arts program long known to be among the best in U.S. boarding schools.
VVS is home to 125 curious and tenacious adventurers - 48 percent are international students, and the rest come from other U.S. states including Arizona.
Here, inspired by the beauty of Sedona and with a strong faculty (nearly 60% have advanced degrees), students build strong academic skills, discover their individual talents, experience diverse cultures, and form life-long friendships with teachers and peers.
|School Setting||Small Town|
|Campus Size (Acres)||160|
|Head of School||Graham Frey|
|Director of Admission||Jenifer Gill|
|Admission Application||Apply to Verde Valley School|
|Application Fee Amount||$50 Domestic, $75 International|
|Application Deadline(s)||priority given to candidates who apply by March 1|
|Financial Aid Deadline(s)||financial aid is awarded as available, February 15th deadline|
|Financial Aid Awarded||$1,404,000|
|% of Students Receiving Financial Aid||53%|
|Admission Tests Accepted||
|Day Student Tuition||$23,750.00|
|Boarding Student Tuition||$43,000.00|
|International Student Tuition||$43,000.00|
|Majority of students come from||Southwest|
|% of Students of Color||21%|
|% of International Students||48%|
|Full Time Faculty||24|
|% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees||75%|
|% of Faculty with Doctorate||15%|
|% of Faculty with Masters||60%|
|Average Class Size||11|
|Special Academic Support Programs||
|A Sampling of Courses Offered||
College Placement Office
|Dedicated College Placement Office||Yes|
|Recent College Matriculations||American University in Paris, American University in Washington, D.C., Arizona State University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Barnard College, Babson College, Bates College, Berklee College of Music, Bryn Mawr College, Claremont McKenna College, Clark University, Cornell College, Dartmouth College, Drexel University, Cornish College of the Arts, Emory & Henry College, European Business School UK, Grinnell College, Harvey Mudd, Eugene Lang College, New School University, Evergreen State College, Jacobs University in Bremen, Johns-Hopkins, Friends World Program, Southampton College, Long Island University, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Northern Arizona University, Oberlin College, Otis College of Art and Design, Penn State, Pomona College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Sarah Lawrence, Schiller International University, Smith College, St. John's College, Stanford University, Trinity College, University of Arizona, University of California, Berkeley, University of British Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, Johnson Center, Vanderbilt, Vassar College, St. John's College|
|% of Graduates Who Attend College||100% will attend a 4-year college/university, a small number take a gap year first|
Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities
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