Alumni / Reunion Weekend
Each June we celebrate Reunion Weekend – a festive occasion that reunites our alumni on the campus of Verde Valley School. They come to reconnect, share stories of their past memories and those yet to be created, and of course, roll up their sleeves and pitch in with work jobs – just like they did as students! The Reunion Weekend program allows plenty of time to reminisce, dance in Brady Hall, relax over a meal and glass of wine in the shady quad, climb Cowpie, swim in Oak Creek, and hear plans for the future from the Head of School and Board of Trustees.
Jump on the Bus!
Come back for Reunion Weekend
VVS is celebrating 70 years!
Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Verde Valley School is 70 years old this year, and we are going to celebrate in style this Alumni Reunion! “Jump on the Bus” and head back to the red rocks this June for a full and fun weekend! Rally your friends and bring your throwback style – we’ll be ‘Dancing Through the Decades’ all weekend, honoring our history, giving back to the campus, and celebrating our abundance! Make sure to practice those dance moves and register early! We can’t wait to see you back on campus this year for our 70th birthday bash!
Thursday June 7
6:00pm Working Person’s BBQ at the Head of School’s House
Friday June 8
1:00pm – 6:00pm Registration
5:00pm Opening Night Festivities, picnic & drinks – campus location TBA. Evening free time to connect with old friends.
Saturday June 9
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast in the Dining Hall
9:00am – noon Registration
9:00am – 10:00am Town Hall Meeting in Dining Hall
10:00am – noon Work Projects
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch in the Dining Hall
1:00pm – 3:00pm Work Projects
3:30pm-4:30pm Reception and Toasting Celebration honoring the memory of our Founders on the 70th Anniversary at the Gretchen Warren Chapel
5:00pm – 6:00pm Class photos on the steps of Brady Hall
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner and Birthday Cake on the Quad
7:00 pm DANCE PARTY!
Celebrate 7 decades of Verde Valley School with a Dancing Through the Decades Party on the Quad. Bring your throwback couture – vintage style or just your high school t-shirts and jeans, coupled with some fancy dance moves from your decade. This will be an EPIC dance competition featuring a former VVS dance instructor (now DJ extraordinaire) coming to us all the way from Barcelona…Quinton! There will be prizes for the best class/decade, costumes, spirit and more! Get ready for lots of FUN and frolicking as we dance the night away with music through the decades!!!
Sunday, June 10
7:00am Coffee in Dining Hall
10:00am to noon Brunch at the Founder’s House
Noon Check out of dorms
The 2018 Reunion Work Projects will be announced soon.
Chef Michael Briggs and Director of Dining Services, Holly Vaughan, and their staff give Reunion Weekend their all, and offer delicious and nutritious food all weekend including seasonally fresh produce from the VVS Farm.
We have lots of new VVS branded “swag” available for your shopping pleasure including Brenda the Bus T-shirts, VVS logo t-shirts and hoodies, water bottles, caps and hats.
We have created a unique Facebook page just for VVS alumni called “Rupert Warren“. Named for an endearing VVS legend, this space keeps us all connected!
Help us spread the word by sharing/tagging the REUNION WEEKEND EVENT on Rupert Warren.
We’ll also post links to any Facebook groups that are created for the 2018 reunion.
You are welcome to stay on campus and request the dorm you’d like to stay in. This allows you to fully re-immerse yourself in VVS. Housing is available in single, double or triple rooms on campus, with shared bathrooms. Contact your friends if you’re hoping to room together or near each other, and just let us know your roommate preference. If you would prefer to stay off campus, visit these sites for information on local accommodations:
Sedona Chamber of Commerce – The Official Sedona Chamber of Commerce Website
Sedona.net – Sedona Hotels, Tours, and Real Estate.
VisitSedona.com – What to do, where to eat, where to stay, where to shop and local events.
Getting to VVS
VVS is two hours driving time north of Phoenix and one hour south of Flagstaff. The school’s entrance moved about a mile down Verde Valley School Road a few years ago. The school’s address remains 3511 Verde Valley School Road, Sedona, Arizona. Visit the contact page of this site for driving directions.
Air: The nearest airports are Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) at 45 minutes by car and Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) at 2 hours by car. Flying into Flagstaff is a shorter drive, but your flight might connect in Phoenix.
Train: The closest train stop is in Flagstaff. You will need transportation to campus once you arrive at the train station.
Rideshare: Contact us if you might need or be able to offer a ride.
Verde Valley School
3511 Verde Valley School Rd
Sedona, AZ 86351