Verde Valley School

  • Verde Valley School is one of only a few International Baccalaureate Boarding Schools in the U.S. VVS educates students for college and for life by encouraging them to become intellectually curious, academically accomplished and creatively expressive.
  • Our academic and residential programs foster intercultural understanding and world citizenship, environmental stewardship, the value of physical labor, and service to humanity with a willing spirit.
  • VVS is accredited by the International Baccalaureate World School Organization and the North Central Accreditation Association.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1948

Student Body

Total Students99 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Verde Valley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
86%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAll courses are pre-IB or IB (11th & 12th grades)
Average SAT score1141
Average ACT score22
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$54,000
Tuition NotesDay admission tuition is $20500
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant$18,500
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKim Hollingsworth
Admissions AssociateMichelle Williams

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
CyclingDance,
EquestrianGolf,
Mountain BikingRock Climbing,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Coffee House Poetry Club, Model UN, Organic Gardening, UN Millennium Development Goals Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Theater

School Notes

  • Verde Valley School educates students for college and for life by encouraging them to become intellectually curious, academically accomplished and creatively expressive. The program fosters intercultural understanding and world citizenship, environmental stewardship, the value of physical labor, and service to humanity with a willing spirit.

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