Tuition & Financial Aid

We believe that an independent school education is an investment that will pay off in many ways throughout your lifetime.  Making a VVS education accessible to families from many economic backgrounds is important to us, and we are committed to enrolling a talented and diverse group of students. 

Boarding Student

Annual Tuition:                        $ 59,535
International Tuition:              $ 62,160
One Semester:                         $ 30,450
One Semester International:  $ 33,075

5-Day Boarding Student

Annual Tuition: $ 50,925
One Semester:  $ 26,250

Day Student

Annual Tuition:     $ 23,000
Semester Tuition: $ 12,075

Additional Charges:   We recognize that tuition is a substantial financial commitment, therefore we try to include as many activities as we can in the tuition cost.  For example,  November Field Trips (excluding independent field trips), Decembermester and Project Period are included in the tuition fee. There are times, however, where additional fees are charged, including horseback riding, golf and other activities.

Boarding Students live on campus in dormitories 7 days a week, excluding designated school breaks. Boarding student tuition includes room and all meals served in the VVS dining hall.

5-Day Boarding Students live on campus in the dormitories Sunday night through Friday afternoon and are expected to leave campus Friday after dinner and return after dinner but before Study Hall on Sunday. Five Day boarders are permitted to stay on campus for the four required weekends in the year: Fall Adventure Weekend, the weekend before Field Trips, Spring Adventure Weekend, and the weekend during Project Period.

Day Students
 live with their parent(s) or guardian(s) in the Sedona area. Day students participate fully in both academic and community life programs and remain on campus all day attending all classes, sports and work jobs. Lunch and Community Dinner are included in tuition. A Day Student Meal Plan is required for those eating breakfast, dinner (other than Community Dinner) and weekend meals at school. The annual meal plan cost is $1,750, payable August 1.

Financial Aid

It is our goal to build diverse, engaged, talented, and interesting classes. Our Financial Aid Program supports deserving students for whom otherwise a VVS education might not be a possibility.

Financial aid and admission are separate processes; admission decisions are never based upon a family’s ability to pay. Financial Aid is need-based and the school grants financial aid to approximately 45% of the student body every year.

2023-2024 Financial Aid Information coming soon.
Verde Valley School is an International Baccalaureate boarding and day high school for students in grades 9-12.