Here, you become

Every student is unique…so why are so many schools exactly the same?

One isn’t.

At The Miami Valley School, we are independent in both our teaching and learning, as well as in our thinking and doing. For almost 60 years, our students have enjoyed the freedom to explore their world in a community that encourages them to discover how to express themselves. Although we support challenging academics built on a foundation of integrity and grit, teachers here do more than prepare students to score well on a standardized test someday. They empower students to do their best academically and to be their best selves personally – to discover their true passion and purpose, and to responsibly pursue it with compassion and intellectual excellence.

You don’t just come to The Miami Valley School.

Here, you become.

About MVS

Stay Up to Date

The MVS Advantage


of MVS students receive reduced flexible tuition


Student-to-teacher ratio


of MVS students go on to college


Immersive experiences for EC-12th

Our Culture

The value of an MVS education is celebrated in our unique programs.

The Immersion Method

The Immersion Method

Experience-based learning in a student-centered environment

The MVS Immersion Method reflects our shared beliefs about the best practices of education, founded on the principles of deep student experience and tailored to meet the needs of the individual learner. Students are empowered to explore their individual passions and encouraged to make an impact on the world around them.

Visit Us

Student Life

Student Life

You Belong Here

Students at MVS are passionate, driven, and empowered to make a difference. The makeup of our student body reflects the diversity of the Dayton area, with students hailing from 51 local ZIP codes as well as 7 foreign countries. 49% of MVS students identify as students of color, and 49% receive need or merit-based financial aid. With a multitude of sports offerings, dozens of school clubs, and the ability to create your own student organization, your child will find a place at MVS.

Learn More

Innovative Programs

Innovative Programs

Educating for the future

Immersive education means learning in the real world and tackling real-world problems at all age levels. Whether students are practicing their engineering skills in the MVS Makerspace, writing new code in the robotics lab, planting seeds in the Zorniger Environmental Laboratory, or putting the finishing touches on a track in the MVS recording studio, you can be sure of one thing: they’re getting hands-on. At MVS, our students learn to ask great questions and seek better answers.

Learn More

Supporting the Whole Child

Social and Emotional Learning

Educating the whole child

Parents choose MVS because of the safe and secure environment it provides for students to connect, explore, and grow, both inside and outside of the classroom. Through a robust school counseling program, comprehensive Advisory program, and specific coursework designed to educate students about physical and mental health, students at MVS become well-rounded and self-actualized young people.

Learn More

Discover our campus

As new parents, we knew we had chosen the right place for our children when our third grade daughter was reading Shakespeare, taking multiple immersive field trips, and singing Hindi in the shower – all in the first few months of attending MVS!

Rhonda & Stephen Chambal, parents of three MVS students

Our Mission & Core Values

The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens.

We practice integrity in all that we do to build an environment of honesty, honor, and trust that affirms the dignity of our work and of our fellow human beings. We celebrate individuality, encourage acceptance and open-mindedness, nurture diversity, and ensure equality for all. We demonstrate grit, both in and out of the classroom, as we persevere, move forward, and pursue our goals. We practice kindness, and treat ourselves and others with empathy and compassion.

Learn More

Elevate the Vision: The MVS Strategic Plan, 2021-2025

The challenge of school visioning requires courage, talent, and grace. Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, representatives of all constituencies of the MVS community worked to prepare the school’s new strategic plan, which will guide and enrich The Miami Valley School for the next five years. We are proud to make their work visible with the launch of Elevate the Vision, a title that honors our previous strategic plan and identifies the work to come. We invite you to consider how you might contribute in bringing this plan to fruition.

“The work of education requires boldness and bravery. It is the most rewarding work in the world.” 

Read The Plan

Recent Campus News

Why give to MVS?

We are making a difference on our campus and our community.

Our school relies on the generosity of parents and alumni. Their time and funds invested in the school help secure donations from outside sources.

Donate TodayWhy Give

Ready to join the MVS family?

Visit MVS

Our campus is an experience you need to see in person. Our doors are open. Come by and see what we are up to.

Visit MVS


We strive to make our admissions process pleasant and achievable. Apply now, and begin the journey toward building a better community through education.

Apply Now