Our History

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.

Seven heads of school 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.

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


Growth‚ for the sake of growth, but growing each day to help realize the ongoing goals of early education, functional beauty, respect for our environment, immersive learning, global engagement, and professional development through our core values and vision.

Campus Facts

  • – 22 Acre campus
  • – 1 Sustainable environmental greenhouse
  • – 45 Classrooms and labs
  • – 1 Theatre
  • – 1 Outdoor Exploration Center
  • – 2 Gymnasiums
  • – 6 Tennis courts
  • – 2 Turf athletic playing fields
  • – 3 Grass athletic playing fields

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