On a quiet mid-week morning, VVS students walked out of their morning classes as part of the national protest against gun violence and to rally in solidarity with those affected by all incidents of school violence. Students walked quietly and solemnly to the VVS Quad where they sat in silence, and were soon joined by […]
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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The second annual VVS Dream Run 5K Fun Run on March 3rd was held under perfect running conditions: a bright, sunny and crisp morning that accentuated the gorgeous scenery and made for comfortable running. Check out all the photos on our Galleries Page … Runners were greeted upon their early morning arrival on campus to a warm […]
WHY VVS? Sean Fagan, Director of Admissions. Did you know: VVS students outperform their global peers – exceeding the IB pass rate consistently! With our seniors delivering their senior speeches at community meeting, I realize that graduation is inching closer and they will soon be heading off to college. And it’s an impressive list of colleges! […]
From the daily routine to the big events that define our school year – explore photo galleries of student life at VVS.