Verde Valley School

Sedona, Arizona, USA

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  • 2 hours from Phoenix.
  • Nearest International Airport: PHX

Why students ♥ Verde Valley School

Verde Valley is a high school in the US that challenges students to fulfill their potential in every area: academics, sports, service, the arts, and by stressing competition with oneself rather than with others. The school campus is surrounded  on three sides by national forest land and offers perfect surroundings for year-round outdoor activities, including  horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, soccer, golf, basketball, trail and cross-country running. Verde Valley School was featured in 2016 as one of the “50 Best Boarding Schools in the U.S.”




Basketball, Cycling, Dancing, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Skiing,  Softball, Tennis.


Clubs & Organizations


Horseback Riding, Adventure Weekends, Climbing, Hiking, Gardening, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Rock Band, Jazz Band, Sustainability Club.


College Acceptance


American University, Babson College, Bard College, Bates College, Berklee College of Music, Brandeis, Cornell College,  Dartmouth College, Drew University, Fordham University, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College,  Oberlin College, Occidental College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pomona College, Reed College, Rutgers University, School  of the Art Institute of Chicago, Smith College, St. John’s College, St Lawrence University, St. Louis University, Stanford  University, SUNY, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, University of Vermont,  University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of York, UK, US Naval Academy, Vassar College, Villanova University.

Housing and Dorms

The school offers on campus housing in a welcoming environment. Teachers and their families also live on campus providing 24h care for the students. There are seven dorms on campus. The majority of dorms are double rooms, with a number of single rooms.  Each dorm has between three and five dorm parents, who are also teachers and coaches. Each dorm offers red rock  views, shared common spaces (some with a fireplace) and laundry rooms.

Host family

All host families are located within less than 1 hour from school campus.