Upcoming Admissions Events
Open House For All Grades
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
Touring our campus while school is in session makes all the difference. As you witness MVS students and teachers in action, you’ll understand why the small class size combined with the nurturing atmosphere at an independent school differs from traditional public school. This open house explains the why.Learn More
NICHE Rates MVS #1
PreK – 12th Grade School
Find out why!
Schedule your individualized tour any day of the week and you’ll experience the true MVS spirit of immersive learning. Meet our MVS community to witness our approach to education and how every student is celebrated.Contact Admissions
The MVS Annual Gala
March 7, 2020
Save the date!
Year after year, this is the most exciting fundraiser in Dayton. Don’t miss this year’s annual gala at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. Mark your calendars and invite your friends. Now accepting sponsorship and items for our live and silent auctions. Click the button below to buy your tickets!Learn More
Every student is unique.
So why are so many schools exactly the same? One isn’t.
At The Miami Valley School we are independent in both our teaching and learning, as well as in our thinking and doing. For 50 years our students have enjoyed the freedom to explore their world in a community that encourages them to discover how to express themselves in it. Although we support challenging academics built on a foundation of integrity and grit, teachers here do more than prepare students to score well on a standardized test. They empower students to do their best academically as well as to be their best selves personally – to discover their true passion and purpose, and to responsibly pursue it with compassion and intellectual excellence.
It’s why students don’t just come to The Miami Valley School.
Here, they become.
at our core
Develop a deeper
sense of self
of students receive financial aid
of MVS students go on to college
world language offerings beginning in Early Childhood
communities represented from greater Dayton region
Immersive experiences for EC-12
Witness the every day energy that is experienced in each division at The Miami Valley School.
Song: Kerosene, performed by The Exchange (with MVS Director of Vocal Music, Christoper Diaz)
Take a Tour of Our Campus
As new parents, we knew we had chosen the right place for our children when our third grade daughter was reading Shakespeare, taking multiple immersive field trips, and singing Hindi in the shower – all in the first few months of attending MVS!
Rhonda & Stephen Chambal, parents of three MVS students
Immersion Method at
The Miami Valley School
The MVS Immersion Method reflects our shared beliefs of how all students learn best. It is our articulation of the best practices of education, founded on the principles of deep student experience and tailored to meet the needs of the individual learner. It dispels the notion that the principle role of a teacher is to provide information, and it confidently proclaims that students learn more thoroughly via actual experience than through teacher-centric content delivery.
Social and Emotional Learning
By creating a safe and supportive environment, our students learn to show empathy for others, manage conflict, and respect each other’s differences. They also know their voice is heard and supported when they need it most. Two on-campus counselors, one health teacher, and all teachers who also serve as advisors are up to date in their professional development on how to guide the ever-changing needs of our students. The SEL mindset and practices are woven through everything we do.
As an educator in independent schools for thirty years, it was clear to me immediately that the joy in learning at MVS is deeply embedded in the culture of the school.”
Elizabeth F. Cleary, Head of School