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Verde Valley School Announces College Launch AZ for Summer 2017

With generous support from the Arizona Community Foundation, Sedona-based Verde Valley School will host its inaugural College Launch AZ June 19-25, 2017. College Launch is a tuition-free, week long residential College Application Workshop for twenty high-achieving 10th and 11th grade students from historically underrepresented communities in the Verde Valley and throughout Arizona.   Continue Reading…

College Acceptance Update

With the first round of college applications behind them, the Class of 2016 has some pretty impressive early action and early decision acceptances. Thus far, members of the senior class have been accepted to:

Dartmouth College
Hampshire College
Indiana University at Bloomington School of Business
Embry Riddle
Elon University
University of Portland (3)
Ohio State University
Lewis & Clark College
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
University of Utah
Washington State University
Ripon College
Augustana College
Univ of Ottowa
Evergreen State College

Gustavus Adolphus College
Goucher College
Northern Arizona University
Humboldt State University
St. Edwards University (3)

The class has also been awarded approximately $250,000 in scholarship as a whole.


Great Job on College Acceptances!

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Congratulations Class of 2015!

During a special dinner on “Deposit Day” in early May, VVS seniors announced their college matriculation choices to the school. Each member of the class of 36 seniors marked a spot on a map of the US – with one student choosing to attend a university outside of the US – with their name and college choice during the dinner. Once again we’re looking at a 100% rate of matriculation to four-year universities.

Each member of the Class of 2015 was accepted into multiple undergraduate institutions and all will matriculate in the fall, with the exception of two students choosing a gap year followed by entry in the fall of 2016. The VVS Class of 2015 matriculation list includes

Dartmouth College (2 students attending)                 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bryn Mawr College (2 students attending)                 Colorado State University

University of California, Irvine                                      Augustana College (3 attending)

California Polytechnic State University                       Penn State University

Colorado College                                                               Arcadia University

Pitzer College                                                                     Knox College

Willamette University                                                      Sierra Nevada College

University of Arizona                                                       Centenary College

University of Colorado, Boulder                                    Providence College

Southwestern University                                                 Washington State University

Wheaton College                                                               Gustavus Adolphus College (2 attending)

Earlham College                                                               George Mason University

Marist College                                                                   Quest University

Fuhrman University                                                        Gonzaga University

Oregon State University

It was also a very successful year for merit scholarships with approximately 90% of the class offered tuition assistance based on merit. A little over $1.3 million dollars was awarded per year to members of the class. Spanning four years of college, the class in total was awarded in excess of $5 million in scholarships.

Students were also accepted to, but opted not to attend schools including Bates College, Fordham University, Middlebury College, Wesleyan University, Occidental College, Rhode Island School of Design, Lewis and Clark College, Sarah Lawrence College, Skidmore College, Hofstra University and Lehigh University.