Upcoming Admissions Events
During summer vacation, the admissions office can give campus tours while adhering to government regulations. Contact admissions to schedule an on-campus tour or enjoy a virtual tour of each division. Our division directors will talk about their specific grades and they will outline the value of an MVS education.Learn More
The Miami Valley School's Plans for Reopening Campus
Due to new recommendations by Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County, as well as an independent infectious disease doctor, The Miami Valley School will begin the school year entirely remotely. For more information, please click here.See Our Plan
Summer Camp is Open and Reimagined!
MVS Summer camp offerings are here! Summer at MVS has been reimagined and has gone totally online. The offerings are just as exciting and families have many choices for all ages. MVS teachers are at the helm offering their talent, wisdom, and creativity. We hope you’ll find something that sparks your interest and your child’s imagination.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
As MVS prepares to open the school year with remote learning, our faculty and staff remain deeply committed to supporting the education of our students. Under our remote learning model, MVS will continue to be responsive to your family’s needs, demonstrating the same care and support as we would if we were on campus. Please watch the accompanying video to hear what MVS parents have to say about our remote learning model.
While campus is temporarily closed to students, the admissions office can give campus tours while adhering to government regulations. Contact admissions to schedule an on-campus tour or enjoy a virtual tour of each division. Our division directors will talk about their specific grades and they will outline the value of an MVS education.
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
Making a difference on our campus and in our community
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