Re: Orvis Schools?
I took up fly fishing three years ago and wish I had started by taking that class. The owner of that shop is a great instructor. The Orvis school is much more than just learning to cast. They are going to work with you and teach you how to read the hatches. The last day you get on the river instructional time. They are going to help you bring it all together so you know what flies to use as well as how to get a good drag free drift.
The best thing you could do is call the Stream Side Orvis and talk to the owner about that class your looking at taking. Best of luck to you!