Upcoming Admissions Events
Admissions Information Sessions
Get the MVS student perspective! On Thursday, December 3, at 8:00 p.m., upper school students, will host a Zoom conversation about the MVS upper school. Please register in advance using this link.
The MVS admissions department is also currently hosting in-person campus tours! Sign up for your personalized tour at this link.
For more information about applying to MVS, visit the “Admissions” tab above or click here.Learn More
Health & Safety At The Miami Valley School
The Miami Valley School’s campus is open and students in all grades have the option to learn in person.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the admissions office is also giving in-person campus tours while adhering to government regulations. Contact Admissions to schedule a campus tour or enjoy a virtual tour of each division by clicking the button below.
For full information about the steps we are taking to optimize community health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 page using the button below.See Our Plan
Academics and the MVS Immersion Method
The Miami Valley School’s academic curriculum is immersive, rigorous, and focused on social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Students are empowered to explore their passions in a supportive, diverse learning environment.
In addition to our traditional coursework, MVS offers innovative programs through our Zorniger Environmental Laboratory, college counseling office, and flagship Immersion program.
Click below to see how the MVS Immersion Method can transform your child’s education and learn about how MVS challenges young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens.Register
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
While the COVID-19 pandemic provided new challenges for MVS in the spring of 2020, our faculty and staff demonstrated their agility and their commitment to supporting MVS students by pivoting to remote learning. Under our remote learning model, MVS continued to be responsive to the needs of our families, demonstrating the same individualized care and support as we do on campus. Please watch the accompanying video to hear what MVS parents have to say about our remote learning model.
Campus Tours and Virtual Admissions
During the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 by clicking the button below. Our division directors will talk about their specific grades and outline the value of an MVS education.
The admissions office will host their next Zoom information session about applying to MVS on November 10, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Please register for the information session using this link.
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