Class of 1969 Reunion

Celebrating your Verde Valley School 50th Class Reunion

Friday, June 21, 2019

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Head of School’s Home

Senior Tea

The Senior Tea is a tradition at Verde Valley School honoring the young women who will soon be graduating.
Sunday May 19, 2019
4:00 O’Clock
The Founder’s Home Garden

Alumni Sonoma Event

Please join us for an afternoon of delicious food, wine and connection with your VVS family.

Hosted by Will Bucklin ’80 and Lizanne Pastore at their lovely home and vineyard. Food prepared by VVS chef Michael Briggs and Dining Services Manager Holly Vaughan.

When: Saturday, May 4 from 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA  95442

Click here to register!

VVS Wilderness First Aid Course

Verde Valley School is offering a Wilderness Medical Institute Wilderness First Aid Certification Course August 10-11th.

DATES: August 10-11, 2019

COST: $265 WFA

LOCATION: 3511 Verde Valley School Road, Sedona, AZ. 86351

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, “What do I do now?” Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine.

If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at camps or lead wilderness trips, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

You’ll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, how to manage environmental emergencies, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. You will spend half your time practicing skills and participating in realistic scenarios.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine course is approved by such organizations as the American Camp Association, the United States Coast Guard, and other state as well as federal agencies.

Upon successful course completion, you will earn the following NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications: Wilderness First Aid, and Epinephrine Auto-injector.

More information on this course can be found here:

Click here to register for this course!

Please reach out to John Kelley with any questions at

2019 Hunger Banquet


Now in its 10th year, Verde Valley School’s Oxfam Hunger Banquet is a provocative, informative and entertaining evening that brings to life the inequalities in our world and challenges us to evaluate how our decisions affect others around the globe.

Upon arrival at VVS, you will draw a ticket that will randomly assign you to the high, middle or low income tier in the percentages occurring in today’s world. Your tier will determine whether you dine amongst the wealthy with a lavish 4 course meal or as a pauper with a frugal meal of beans and rice, or somewhere in between. This is a metaphor for real life, where some of us are born into relative prosperity while others are born into abject poverty through no fault of their own.

As you eat, you’ll be entertained by moving vignettes created and performed by VVS theater students about hunger, poverty and the inequitable distribution of resources. These heartfelt performances are followed by fun, interactive breakout sessions that come up with solutions on how you can make that much needed difference in the world, in your local community, or within your own household.

Another highlight of the evening are the raffle prizes. Local businesses generously support this event with thousands of dollars worth of donations! You don’t have to be present to win, so be sure to click on the “Register or buy Raffle Tickets Now!” link below to pre-purchase.

Come along to participate or observe, but know that you will go away changed! We look forward to having you join us on this very special occasion.

To register/buy raffle tickets for the 2019 Hunger Banquet click here! 

To view all of the amazing raffle prizes scroll below!

2019 Hunger Banquet  Raffle Prizes

$2400 – 3 night Airbnb Sedona house for 10 people – Elle Williams

$250 – Yoga Hike for 2 – Vita Pura Yoga and Hiking

$200 – Golf for 2 – Sedona Golf Resort

$200 – Golf for 2 – Sedona Golf Resort

$200 – Golf for 2 – Oak Creek Country Club

$200 – Golf for 2 – Oak Creek Country Club

$175 – New patient evaluation, adjustment and therapy – Red Rock Chiropractic

$175 – IPL Photo Facial – The Spa of Sedona (Anita Marcus)

$175 – 5 hours of Handyman services – Amber Shatkus

$175- 5 hours of Handyman services – Amber Shatkus

$175 – New patient evaluation and adjustment – Red Rock Chiropractic

$150 – Horse Painting/Horse Therapy Session – Y0Unicorn Way

$150 – 1 hour Taro Reading and Palmistry with Marla McNeill

$125 – Full Set Eyelash Extensions – Sedona Lash Bar

$110 – Full day, full-suspension Bike Rental for two – Sedona Trail Zen

$110 – New Patient evaluation and adjustment – Oak Creek Chiropractic

$110 – New Patient evaluation and adjustment – Oak Creek Chiropractic

$110 – New Patient evaluation and adjustment – Oak Creek Chiropractic

$100 – Corner Table Restaurant

$90 – Haircut – The Spa of Sedona (Darla Bren)

$90 – Dog Grooming – Classy Critters

$90 – 1 hour in home massage – Isabella Gannon

$90 – 1 hour in home massage – Isabella Gannon

$90 – 1 hour in home massage – Isabella Gannon

$90 – 45 minute Psychic Reading by Chaya – Chaya Mueller Bronstein

$90 – 45 minute massage by Chaya – Chaya Mueller Bronstein, LMT

$85 – 60 minute acupuncture session – Village Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

$75 – Mystical Bazaar

$75 – ShadowRock Tap + Table

$75 – 60 min custom massage – The Spa of Sedona

$70 – Alignment – Big O Tires

$60 – 30 min Reiki energy session – Light of Sedona

$59 – Deluxe Manicure and Pedicure – CK Nails

$50 – Clark’s

$50 – Home Depot

$50 – Oregano’s

$50 – Hideaway House Restaurant

$50 – Harkins Theater

$50 – Feathers and Fur

$48 – Stained Glass art piece – Barbie Townsend

$40 – Ionic Foot Detox Bath – The Spa of Sedona

$40 – Oil change – Sedona Oil and Lube

$40 – Red Chopstick

$37 – Oil Change – Big O Tires

$30 – Baskin Robbins

$25 – Coffee Pot Restaurant

$25 – Moon Dog Pizza

$25 – Local Juicery

$20 – Lee Ann’s Nails

$20 – Synergy Lounge and Kitchen


Dream Run 2019 – New date March 2nd

Join us for the third annual Dream Run, a non-competitive, 5K and 10k fun run open to runners of all levels. Those who simply wish to walk and admire the iconic Cathedral Rock views, and pets on a leash, are also welcome.

The 2019 VVS Dream Run will begin and end on the school campus, taking runners through the stunning red rock scenery of Coconino National Forest that surrounds the campus towards the richly diverse Oak Creek riparian zone and back again.

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