The Miami Valley School

5151 Denise Dr,
Dayton, OH, 45429-0454
Tel: (937)434-4444
Grades: PK - 12 | 431 students
The mission of The Miami Valley School is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens.
As the Dayton area's only independent college-preparatory school, MVS is committed to the highest quality of educational excellence, combined with personal attention and in-depth experiential learning opportunities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 431 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade The Miami Valley School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
Average SAT score 1856
Average ACT score 26

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,080
% on Financial Aid 18%
Acceptance Rate 81%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jack Sweeney
Admissions Associate Susan Strong


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • Outstanding Faculty - 9:1 student teach ratio - Dedication to students and passion for teaching - Supportive, personalized relationships with families to encourage students to reach their full potential
  • Talented Students - More that 25% of the senior class has been recognized by the National Merit Program - MVS consistently achieves the top SAT and ACT scores of any school in the area - 100% of MVS graduates attend college. Most graduates are accepted by the top five percent of the nation's colleges and universities
  • Amazing Opportunities - Experiential learning from EC through Grade 12 offers in-depth exploration and a hands-on approach - Opportunities for all students to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities. Students can participate on school athletic teams from Grade 4-12. - Diverse, multi-cultural student body adds to a global perspective - Small classes offer personal attention and a caring approach - Challenging curriculum with specialized programs in science, visual and performing arts, foreign language study, advanced mathematics, and enriched writing

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alter High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carousel House School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Charles Borromeo School (1.4 miles away)
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