Every student is unique.
So why are so many schools exactly the same? One isn’t.
At The Miami Valley School, we’re independent in our teaching and learning, and 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 adhere to a demanding scholarship 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 live life to the fullest every day, to discover their true passion and purpose, and then to responsibly pursue it with emotional and intellectual rigor.
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
world language offerings beginning in Early Childhood
communities represented from greater Dayton region
of MVS students
go on to college
Immersive experiences for EC-12
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.
The Independent Curriculum Group endorses MVS’ work
as a leader in education.
“The national buzz is out there that The Miami Valley School is up to good things: taking a new approach to education based on what we now know about how kids’ brains actually learn. At MVS teachers are designing a curriculum that is not only focused on understanding but also on making things stick. Through the Immersion Method, they are connecting classroom experiences to real-world challenges and opportunities that matter to kids. The learning is serious.”
Peter Gow, Independent Curriculum Group
Every one of our alumni is a valued member of the extended MVS community. Their varied careers, activities and contributions to the world since leaving here are part of the rich and diverse legacy of our school.
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Making a difference on our campus and in 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.
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