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At The Miami Valley School, we are independent in both our teaching and learning, as well as in our thinking and doing. For over 50 years, our students have enjoyed the freedom to explore their world in a community that encourages them to discover how to express themselves. 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 someday. They empower students to do their best academically and to be their best selves personally – to discover their true passion and purpose, and to responsibly pursue it with compassion and intellectual excellence.
Prospective families with children in grades Pre-K through 12 are invited to tour The Miami Valley School, Dayton's #1 independent, college-preparatory school. Group tours will take place on campus at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. See the MVS campus, visit classes, meet teachers and students, and more! Click below for more info.
It's college application season! Click below to visit the MVS College Counseling homepage, see which admissions reps will be visiting campus soon, and view helpful resources about applications and scholarships. College admissions representatives, click below to schedule your visit to MVS!
The MVS campus is open for tours throughout the year. Schedule your personalized campus visit using the link below.
On August 10, 2022, Head of School Elizabeth F. Cleary announced that she would depart MVS after the 2022-2023 academic year. MVS has retained the services of search firm Educators’ Collaborative to […]
The Miami Valley School is proud to announce that Lindsey Roeth, the school’s incoming Director of College Counseling, has been recognized as a 2022 “Forty Under 40” honoree by the […]
MVS has recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with two 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards. The school’s advancement department was honored with two national awards, earning […]
of students receive financial aid
of the Class of 2020 traveled abroad
of MVS students go on to college
Immersive experiences for EC-12th
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.Learn More
The challenge of school visioning requires courage, talent, and grace. Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, representatives of all constituencies of the MVS community worked to prepare the school’s new strategic plan, which will guide and enrich The Miami Valley School for the next five years. We are proud to make their work visible with the launch of Elevate the Vision, a title that honors our previous strategic plan and identifies the work to come. We invite you to consider how you might contribute in bringing this plan to fruition.
“The work of education requires boldness and bravery. It is the most rewarding work in the world.”Read The Plan
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