“MVS was built on a commitment to excellence; serious intent with respect to college preparation; an emphasis on the arts; and a pledge to foster diversity and encourage appreciation for others.” - from The Miami Valley School: A Retrospective


Our journey to becoming the premier school in the Dayton region

The Miami Valley School, as we know it on Denise Drive, started in 1964 after nearly a decade on Munger Road, then known as the “Marti School.” MVS’ history is rich with teachers and programs that empower passionately inquisitive students to make a difference in the world. Political leaders, Broadway performers, nationally-recognized comedians, award-winning actors, entrepreneurs, global thinkers, CEOs, scientists, industry leaders…just to name a few.

In five decades, the campus has seen impressive expansion and additions, creating a more conducive environment for immersive learning, optimal for hands-on education. A state-of-the art black box theater, self-sustaining greenhouse, outdoor education center, turf field, revamped tennis courts, additional classrooms, and an atrium.

Six headmasters have assumed the leadership of this great school, all noting MVS’ diversity, citizenship, compassion, and authenticity, and embracing these characteristics as they have led the school forward. MVS is all about the students, the minds that seek, and teachers, the hearts that serve, who together have fostered intellectual curiosity, community connectedness, and personal relationships. Simply put, MVS’ passion is helping students discover theirs.