International Admission

The Miami Valley School invites students from all over the world including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Applicants are evaluated thoroughly to ensure that they have the greatest potential for success in the English speaking environment of a rigorous American academic institution.

Application Process

The first step is to submit the online application and required forms, all of which are explained on the Admission Process page - Once the application and forms are received, the Director of Enrollment and the Director of the International Program will interview the student using a video program such as Skype. The student should be prepared to answer all questions in English, write an essay during the interview, and read an English passage. Parents are usually present with the student for this interview.

Tuition & Fees

Application fee - $250 (The application fee is submitted online with the application.)

Enrollment deposit - $2,500 (The enrollment deposit is paid when the enrollment contract is submitted. The amount is credited towards tuition and is not refundable.)

Day student tuition - $31,500 (Includes cost of attendance, medical insurance, and international student services. Financial assistance with tuition is not available.)

Boarding student tuition - $42,500 (Includes cost of attendance, room and board, visa assistance, insurance, and international student services. MVS secures a host family for the student. Financial assistance with tuition is not available.)

Additional costs - International students are expected pay for incidental and other everyday expenses. These costs vary and may include fees for orientation, books, lunch, Immersion, and, when required, English as a Second Language or other academic tutoring services.

Prospective Host Families

MVS enrolls students from around the world every year who need host families. Students stay with their host families during the school year (mid-August through early June), returning home during winter break. We hope that students will remain with the same family during their entire career at MVS, but we ask host families to commit to at least one year at a time.

Host families receive a stipend of $9,000 per year.

Host families chosen by the international program team provide room and board. Room and board includes at least two meals a day during the week (three on weekends), a single or shared room, and transportation to and from school and activities.

If you are interested, please submit the host family application to Fei Yu, Director of International Programs.

Fei Yu
Director of International Programs

International students from China pose at Convocation