National Alumni Events 2017

We areverde valley school continuing our travels across the nation to connect and celebrate with VVS Alumni!  Head of School, Paul Amadio, and Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Jenae McCarroll, are co-hosting lively events across the country, with Class Agents and VVS Ambassadors. Check out the events coming to your area and save the date in your calendar, today. Make sure to contact us to let us know you are coming, or if you would like to help with outreach or host an event. Hope to see you all very soon! Continue Reading…

VVS Gathering in Los Angeles

When: Thursday, October 6th. 6-9pm
Where: 168 N.Fuller Ave. LA, CA 90036

Please join Deryn Warren (founding family /class of ’62) and Head of School, Paul Amadio, for a jovial and informational VVS gathering. We will enjoy a light dinner and string quartet with a short presentation and the opportunity to share your VVS memories, on film, for our Story Telling Series! To register or inquire further, call or email Alumni Engagement Coordinator Jenae McCarroll, at 928-284-2272 ext.32 or

This event is open to alumni students and families, prospective students and families and the broader VVS community, upon registration.

Desert Star visits VVS Garden


Last week VVS Farm Manager welcomed the third grade class of Desert Star Community School in Cornville to plant in the garden.  Teacher Megan Rosker and her class learned about the VVS garden, permaculture techniques and then got their hands dirty planting their own cauliflower plants.  The class will return to the garden over the school year to check on their plants and harvest them.  Food grown in our garden is also used in the Desert Star Backpacks for Kids hunger initiative. We’re looking forward to a great partnership.
You can see more photos of the class’s visit in the gallery section of the VVS website and our Flickr page. 
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VVS Farm Manager Mike Spielman plants cauliflower with Megan Rosker’s third grade class from Desert Star Community School.


Farm to Table Menu Announced


We’re excited to announce the menu for our first annual Farm to Table Feast, featuring produce from the Verde Valley School garden and cooked by local farm to fork pioneer Brian Widmer of Garland’s Lodge. As with any locally sourced menu, our farm manager Mike Spielman worked hand in hand with Widmer to build a menu featuring the freshest food available.

Here’s our menu:

Hors D’Oeuvres
Seasonal delights featuring an assortment of goodies fresh from the VVS Farm
Farm fresh Verde Valley School garden arugula and mixed greens tossed with honey walnut vinaigrette complemented by crisp pear, pecans, Verde Valley School Armenian cucumbers and Black Mesa Ranch fresh goat cheese drizzled with maple vinaigrette
Entrée and Complementing Sides
Roast Chino Valley grass fed New York strip with foraged wild mushroom demi glace
Verde Valley School garden beans sweetened with caramelized onions
Verde Valley School farm grown roast spaghetti squash
VVS student picked local homestead apples in a Garland’s apple tart with vanilla gelato complete the meal
Local Wines
from Chateau Tumbleweed and DA Ranch
There are still seats available around the table. Please register by clicking here.
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VVS Farm Manager Mike Spielman and Chef Brian Widmer discuss the menu for this weekend’s Farm to Table Feast.