Here, they become

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.

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The MVS Advantage

49%

of students receive financial aid

6:1

Student-to-teacher ratio

77%

of the Class of 2020 traveled abroad

100%

of MVS students go on to college

50+

Immersive experiences for EC-12th

Our Culture


The value of an MVS education is celebrated in our unique programs.

The Immersion Method

The Immersion Method

Experience-based learning in a student-centered environment

The MVS Immersion Method reflects our shared beliefs about the best practices of education, founded on the principles of deep student experience and tailored to meet the needs of the individual learner. Students are empowered to explore their individual passions and encouraged to make an impact on the world around them.

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Student Life

Student Life

You Belong Here

Students at MVS are deeply involved in serving their community. In the upper school, the student-led MVS Student Service Board and Student Government work to organize philanthropic and service-based activities throughout the school year, and all MVS upper schoolers must complete a community service requirement in order to graduate. In the middle school, advisory groups often adopt an organization or cause to support throughout the year, with recent programs benefiting St. Vincent de Paul and Heifer International.

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Zorniger Environmental Lab

Zorniger Environmental Lab

Educating for the future

The Zorniger Environmental Laboratory (Z-Lab) multidisciplinary space at the center of the MVS campus contains a full greenhouse, gardens, oven, and lab space. In keeping with the MVS Immersion Method, the Zorniger Environmental Laboratory serves as a setting for experiential learning opportunities where our community can explore, dream, share, reflect, connect, and grow ideas for a more sustainable future.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning

Educating the whole child

Parents choose MVS because of the safe and secure environment it provides for students to connect, explore, and grow, both inside and outside of the classroom. Through a robust school counseling program, comprehensive Advisory program, and specific coursework designed to educate students about physical and mental health, students at MVS become well-rounded and self-actualized young people.

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Discover 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

Our Mission & Core Values

The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens.

We practice integrity in all that we do to build an environment of honesty, honor, and trust that affirms the dignity of our work and of our fellow human beings. We celebrate individuality, encourage acceptance and open-mindedness, nurture diversity, and ensure equality for all. We demonstrate grit, both in and out of the classroom, as we persevere, move forward, and pursue our goals. We practice kindness, and treat ourselves and others with empathy and compassion.

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We are making a difference on our campus and our community.

Our school relies on the generosity of parents and alumni. Their time and funds invested in the school help secure donations from outside sources.

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