Paul Amadio ~ Head of School Since I was 8 years old, I spent the majority of my fall and winter Sunday afternoons watching professional football on television. Every week was spent with family and friends rooting for your favorite team. In my case, my favorite team was and remains the New England Patriots. If […]
An International Baccalaureate World School
Verde Valley School offers a dynamic academic experience informed by the incomparable beauty of our environment and the five principles that have guided our mission since 1948.
Our students are drawn from around the world to share an experience that will inspire a life lived with curiosity and connection. Apply today.
Learning at VVS is anchored by the rigorous IB curriculum, but the broader experience is one of inspiration, discovery and community building.
Beginning with the first graduating class in 1951, VVS alumni have been an integral part of shaping the experience of the students that follow.
We are an independent, IB, boarding & day school for students in grades 9-12
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a challenging curriculum which fosters critical thinking and principled inquiry with the aim of helping students become responsible members of their communities.
The natural beauty of the VVS campus and access to the rugged outdoors allows us to infuse our coursework with our guiding principles – we call it “IB+Dirt”.
Field Trips + Project Period + Sports + Equestrian
VVS Beyond the classroom
Our rigorous academic program is complemented by practical experiential learning that allows students to see beyond the norm, and develop the tools to identify and follow their path in life.
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This year marks Verde Valley School’s 70th year anniversary! This morning, early, I saw two VVS students returning from the stable. They had checked on and fed the horses that some twenty-eight students ride each day here. Theirs was clearly a labor of love. The sun was rising, just breaking over Seven Warriors. Shafts of […]
Chef Lisa Dahl, renowned restaurateur, author and philanthropist, not only lives and works here in the red rocks of Sedona, but is also an impassioned Locavore. Guess where she chooses to source local produce for her four Sedona restaurants?…. Why right here at the VVS Farm of course! This beautifully filmed, heartfelt, short video follows […]
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