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As Dayton’s only independent, non-sectarian day school for grades Pre-K through 12, The Miami Valley School has maintained its reputation for over 50 years as one of the finest schools in Southwestern Ohio.
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Washington Township, MVS’ educational approach is unique. The founders of MVS built the school on four key premises: to create a college-preparatory school with small classes, individualized attention, and experiential learning. These remain our priority as we hone our vision every year and educate our students for college and real-world experiences.
At MVS, academics is at the core of all we do. We are nationally known for our signature pedagogy, the MVS Immersion Method, and our teachers operate on the philosophy that peak learning is rooted in direct experience. The Immersion Method challenges students to take risks, test new ideas, and push the envelope as they explore individual passions. This is especially visible during MVS’ Immersion Term, when students in all grades study a specific topic of their choice.
MVS students in all divisions focus on authentic research, culminating in the senior Aries Project, which requires students to submit original fieldwork in collaboration with an outside expert. As our students prepare for their lives beyond MVS, they receive individualized college counseling beginning in ninth grade, with a 100% college matriculation rate.
Fine academics starts with teachers. MVS faculty hail from across the country and around the world, and 68% hold advanced degrees.
Similarly, MVS students come from the entire region and outside the United States. We believe our diverse community enriches our curriculum and supports our mission: educating our students to become compassionate global citizens. As our faculty design unique learning experiences, they encourage students to build resilience and grit and provide them with the skills necessary to enter the global community and economy. By creating a safe, supportive environment and employing intentional practices of social and emotional learning, our students learn to show empathy, respect differences, and manage conflict. We celebrated this work most recently in our Symposium on Civil Discourse: a three-part year-long experience that included faculty, students, and dignitaries from the local community.
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