The Miami Valley School invites students from all over the world to attend. 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.
Families interested in full services through the International Partnership of Education Research and Communication (IPERC) should apply through them at iperc.org. Families not needing those services may apply directly to MVS by submitting the online application and other forms detailed on the Admission Process web page under items 1 and 2 – https://www.mvschool.com/admissions/admissions-process.
Once the application and forms are received, MVS staff 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
The enrollment deposit is paid annually when the enrollment contract is submitted and prior to each subsequent year of attendance. The deposit is credited towards tuition and is not refundable.
Boarding student tuition, full service
Includes full services through IPERC, such as recruitment and orientation in China, homestay services, and a student coordinator. Need-based financial assistance with tuition is available for families who qualify.
Boarding student tuition, homestay service only
Includes IPERC homestay services and student coordinator. Need-based financial assistance with tuition is available for families who qualify.
Day student tuition
Includes medical insurance and international student services. Need-based financial assistance with tuition is available for families who qualify.
International students may incur incidental and everyday expenses. These costs vary and may include fees for orientation, books, lunch, Immersion, and, when required, an English language support class.
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.
If you are interested, please contact IPERC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host families chosen by the international program team provide room and board, which includes at least two meals a day during the week (three on weekends), each student’s own bedroom, and transportation to and from school and activities.
The Immersion Method
The Miami Valley School Immersion Method is based on the knowledge that learning is rooted in direct experience, which leads to engagement and the discovery of passion by each individual student. Learning is more than just what occurs in the classroom through books and lessons. Education is something that happens everywhere, and The Miami Valley School ensures that our students learn that lesson.
Everything we do at The Miami Valley School is carefully sculpted to create a community of student and adult learners who are supported in pursuit of their individual passions. Our staff and faculty collaborate with the students to help them pursue the information they are curious about. There is always the risk of failure when exploring a new subject. Not all ventures are successful, and that is a lesson for the students as well. This is part of the immersion process – learning to deal with the successes and failures as we go through life and moving on with the lessons they give us.