Upcoming Admissions Events
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. You may also view our Virtual Informations Sessions for each division: Early Childhood, Lower, Middle, and Upper School. Chat with our Directors, teachers, and students to learn more about MVS.Schedule Now
While the MVS campus is closed, our learning continues.
Our campus is closed through the remainder of the school year by order of the Governor. We have moved our school temporarily to distance learning from home until further notice. Read more from our head of school and the steps we are taking to support our students and families and how we are embracing this new format.Learn More
Update from Summer at MVS
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with the health department, and with the safety of the entire MVS community in mind, it is with regret that the school has decided to cancel all in-person Summer at MVS camps for the summer of 2020. Please be assured that full refunds will be made to everyone who already registered. We are considering online alternatives to onsite summer camps and will share the details with the entire MVS community as soon as the information becomes available.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
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