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Verde Valley School

Verde Valley School is a coeducational private boarding special program emphasis school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Verde Valley School says

Verde Valley is an International Baccalaureate World School, with the IB curriculum for all students in grades 11 and 12. Nestled within the beautiful scenery of Sedona, Arizona, Verde Valley offers a rigorous academic program, inspiration for artistic and musical expression, and exciting outdoor activities including one of the most diverse equestrian programs in the West. Life at VVS revolves around our five guiding principles: academic excellence, world citizenship, environmental stewardship, physical labor and service to others. Verde Valley School is situated among the majestic mountains of Sedona, Arizona, providing inspiration for artistic and musical expression. The natural beauty surrounding the campus also serves as a natural classroom for unique field-based learning experiences, including anthropological and geological studies.Verde Valley School is one of the few boarding schools in the U.S. to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme curriculum as its sole curriculum to 11th and 12th grade students. We have an exciting and diverse studio and performing arts program. Students participate actively in the official governance of our school, and with faculty, perform much the physical labor maintaining the campus.Graduates of Verde Valley School are individuals who are ethical, possess a strong sense of personal and social responsibility, are skilled in ways that enable them to participate effectively in community building and decision making, appreciative of the dignity of physical work, open to the discovery and enduring satisfactions of artistic creation, knowledgeable about the depth and range of our shared cultural heritage, prepared for entry into the university of their choice, generous in spirit, mindful of the importance of citizenship and ready to practice its privileges and obligations.





Grades Cost Term
High School $43,000 Annual

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  (928) 284-2272
  [email protected]

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT and the average admitted student scores in the 80th percentile.



Test Scores

1700 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 100
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 25
10 25
11 25
12 25

Verde Valley School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Verde Valley School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Average Class Size 12
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 84%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 45%
Multi-racial 9%
Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%


  • Archery
  • Fencing
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Yoga

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other special emphasis assocations

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