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Verde Valley School  

3511 Verde Valley School Road - Sedona, AZ 86351 USA
telephone: (928) 284-2272 fax: (928) 284-0432



www.vvsaz.org

 

Verde Valley School History

Verde Valley School: Located at over 4,000 feet in the beautiful, cool mountains near Sedona, Arizona, USA Verde Valley School is an international college preparatory boarding school and day school. Importantly, VVS is one of only 5 fully approved International Baccalaureate Boarding Schools in the U.S. As such, our graduates are sought out by the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. and in over 100 nations. All students in grades 11 and 12 participate in 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 120 curious and tenacious adventurers - 38 percent are from Arizona, 37 percent are from international countries, and 25 percent live in other U.S. states. Here, inspired by the beauty of Sedona and an international faculty, students build strong academic skills, discover their individual talents, experience diverse cultures, and form life-long friendships with teachers and peers.

Verde Valley School Overview

• Region

Phoenix AZ Area

• Program Emphasis

Boarding School

International School

• All Grades

9-12

• Boarding Grades

9-12

• Grade Divisions

Secondary

• Religious Affiliation

Nondenominational

• Student Body

Coed

• Dress Code

Casual

• School Setting

Small Town

• Campus Size (Acres)

160

• Head of School

Paul Domingue

• Endowment

$3,000,000

Admission

• E-mail

[email protected]

• Web Address

http://www.vvsaz.org

• Director of Admission

Donald Smith

• Admission Application

Apply to Verde Valley School

• Application Required

Yes

• 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, no deadline exits

• Financial Aid Awarded

$1,404,000

• % of Students Receiving Financial Aid

53%

• Admission Tests Accepted

Other (SLEP; ILTES)

SSAT

TOEFL

• Day Student Tuition/Costs

$20,600

• 5-Day Boarding Student Tuition/Costs

• Boarding Student Tuition/Costs

$38,300

• International Student Tuition/Costs

$38,300

Student Enrollment

• Total Enrollment

120

• Boys

63

• Girls

57

• % Boys/Girls

52 % boys, 48 % girls

• Boarding Students

100

• Day Students

20

• International

Canada

China

El Salvador

Germany

Greece

Guatemala

Indonesia

Jamaica

Japan

Korea

Mexico

Netherlands

Phillipines

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Spain

Taiwan

• United States

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Dist. of Columbia

Georgia

Idaho

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Nevada

New York

Oklahoma

Tennessee

Texas

Wisconsin

• Majority of students come from

Other (balanced between Arizona, The West, International)

• % of Students of Color

21%

• % of International Students

41%

Academics

• Full Time Faculty

26

• Part Time Faculty

• % of Faculty with Advanced Degrees

58%

• % of Faculty with Doctorate

• % of Faculty with Masters

• Student/Faculty ratio

5:1

• Average Class Size

11

• Learning Differences Support Offered

No

• ADD/ADHD Support Offered

No

• ESL Offered

Yes

• A Sampling of Courses Offered

 

• A.P. Courses Offered

 

College Placement Office

• Average SAT I Scores (Math)

• Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)

• Average SAT I Scores (Writing)

• Dedicated College Placement Office

Yes

• Recent College Matriculations

Arizona State University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Barnard College,Bryn Mawr College,Claremont McKenna College, Clark University, Dartmouth College, Drexel University, Emory & Henry College, Eugene Lang College, New School University, The Evergreen State College, Friends World Program, Southampton College, Long Island University, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Northern Arizona University, Otis College of Art and Design, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Smith College, Stanford University, The University of Arizona, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, Johnson Center, Vassar College

• % of Graduates Who Attend College

essentially 100% though a small number may take a year off before university study

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

• Athletics

basketball

golf

soccer

tennis

• Recreational Sports

archery

camping

canoe

cross-country running

cycling

dance

equestrian

hiking

horseback riding

kayaking

martial arts

mountain biking

outdoor club/skills

rock climbing

softball

table tennis

tai chi

weight lifting

yoga

• Extra-Curricular Activities

Community Service Program

Dorm Proctors

Model UN

National Honor Society

Peer Tutoring

Student Government

Student Publications

Yearbook

Verde Valley School Notes

 

Verde Valley School is a strong IB Boarding School located in Sedona, AZ named "America's Best Small Town" by USA Today and listed among American's "top ten destinations" by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Students attend from many nations and need-based financial assistance is offered to both U.S. citizen and international students.

Related Articles and onBoarding Schools Blog Posts

Verde Valley School and the IB: Cultivating International Mindedness

Verde Valley School offers IB Program (onBoarding Schools)



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