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Application Form

To start the admission application process, just click HERE to access our application platform.

The application form should be submitted, with the application fee, by February 1. Applications are accepted after February 1 and students continue to be admitted into grades in which space remains throughout the spring, summer, and during the school year.


Supporting Documents

Once the application form, with the application fee, is submitted, parents submit a questionnaire about their child and delegate recommendation and school records request forms through the application platform to the appropriate people. Applicants to middle and upper schools also submit an applicant statement. All materials are submitted to MVS through the application platform and the contents of recommendations are kept strictly confidential.


Student Visit

Applicants to prekindergarten grades (typically ages 3-4) visit campus in small groups on Saturday morning, February 24, 2024.

Applicants to kindergarten visit campus in small groups on Saturday morning, February 10, 2024.

Prekindergarten and kindergarten applicants unable to attend the group visits come to campus individually on a school morning or video chat remotely with EC and admissions staff if needed. Applications are welcome after the Saturday visits and accepted students will be placed in a waitpool if there are no current openings.

Applicants to grades 1-12 visit MVS on a school day and/or conduct a video chat with admissions and division staff if needed.

Applicants may be asked to engage with MVS staff for additional assessment in addition to the above steps.

Early childhood school applicants (prekindergarten and kindergarten) should be 3, 4, or 5 years old, depending on the grade, by the first day of school in mid-August, and students must be toilet-trained by the first day of school. Applicants with birthdays between mid-August and September 30 will be considered and may be accepted if ready academically, socially, emotionally, and developmentally.


Admissions Decision

Admissions decisions are issued by the end of March for applicants with completed application files by early March, including all supporting documents and the applicant visit.

Early decisions are given for applicants to grades 1-12 who have completed the application process in the fall or winter, for grades in which space is known to be available for the following fall. Later decisions are given as applications are completed.

Decisions include accept, waitpool, and deny.

The value of an MVS education is priceless. The returns are lifelong. Our challenging academics and Immersion Method philosophy provide an education that is unparalleled in the Dayton area. At MVS, we stand for personal excellence, experiential learning, intellectual curiosity, leadership development, individuality, and community. And we offer flexible tuition that matches each family’s affordability.

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The Miami Valley School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its employment, enrollment, or educational policies, tuition assistance programs, financial policies, or other administered programs.

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