Southwestern Academy- Beaver Creek Ranch

The Beaver Creek Ranch Campus of Southwestern Academy is located outside the city of Sedona and offers an intimate, international learning environment for students seeking a college preparatory education.
Small class sizes, a beautiful 180 acre campus in one of the most scenic areas of the Southwest and an experienced, caring faculty help students to reach their potential and succeed in college.  Settings emphasize outdoor learning and recreation.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 28 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $45,400
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Southwestern Academy- Beaver Creek Ranch places among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
28 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Southwestern Academy- Beaver Creek Ranch Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(slacks, button up shirts, tennis shoes, dresses, skirts, blouses)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Cost is for US boarding students; aid is available for outstanding applicants. International boarding student tuition and fees $50,500
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Elena Lopez
Admissions Associate
Daisy Barrios


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Arizona Heritage, Camping, Drama, Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Photography, Student Government

School Notes

  • Southwestern Academy seeks students who:
  • Are serious about preparing for college
  • Want small class sizes and individual attention from their teachers
  • Are willing to be challenged to think independently and who want to take an active role in their own education
  • Want to be part of a small and close-knit campus community with students from around the world
  • Are willing to serve others and are generous with their time and talents
  • Are excited about outdoor learning and outdoor activities
  • Enjoy nature and who are interested in caring for the environment
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I had the blessing of attending SWA Beaver Creek. It has definitely been one of the best experiences of my life. It was an excellent opportunity to grow personally and professionally as a student.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 28 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $45,400
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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