Southwestern Academy / Beaver Creek Ranch

8800 East Ranch Campus Road
Rimrock, AZ 86335
Tel: (626)799-5010
  • 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.

School News

  • Designing the American Dream - 04/26/2017 - International students entering US schools can feel overwhelmedby the cultural transition. Students face challenges, obstacles, and pressures for the opportunity and hope to achieve the "American Dream."Southwestern Academy student, Ken Chin, hasworked to lear...more
  • Southwestern Academy’s 93rd Anniversary - 04/26/2017 - The sunny and warm sky energized the enthusiasm of students, faculty, and Board Trustees as they celebrated Southwestern Academy`s 93rd Anniversary.Founded in the April of 1924 by Maurice Veronda on April 7, 2017, marked Southwestern Academy`s 93rd year in exi...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1924

Student Body

Total Students 28 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
69%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Southwestern Academy / Beaver Creek Ranch Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size 7 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $48,850
Tuition Notes Cost is for US boarding students; aid is available for outstanding applicants. International boarding student tuition and fees $48,850
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Elena Lopez
Admissions Associate Yalina Munoz

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, SwimmingBasketballCross Country,
EquestrianGolf,
SoccerSwimming,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arizona Heritage, Camping, Drama, Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Photography, Student Government Camping, Drama, Equestrian, Photography, Arizona Heritage,
Mountain Biking,
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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The average private school tuition in Arizona is $6,268 for elementary schools and $17,372 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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