Every student is unique. At The Miami Valley School, we're independent in our teaching and learning, and in our thinking and doing.
For over 50 years, our students have enjoyed the freedom to explore their world in a community that encourages them to discover how to express themselves in it.
Although we adhere to a demanding scholarship 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 live life to the fullest every day, to discover their true passion and purpose, and then to responsibly pursue it with emotional and intellectual rigor.
It`s why students don't just come to The Miami Valley School. Here, they become.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 485 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / May. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

The Miami Valley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
485 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
The Miami Valley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $9,500 to $24,400. Financial aid is available K-12.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Anne Dettmer
Admissions Associate
Caitlin Lewis



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Assorted, Fencing Club

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Choir, Improv, Jazz Ensemble, Strings Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Assorted, Basketball clinic, Soccer Clinic

School Notes

  • Over fifty years ago, a few passionate families envisioned an education that had yet to exist in Dayton. The Miami Valley School was born out of the desire to provide experiential learning in an intimate environment where the educational focus was directed to the individual needs of the student. That vision became the MVS culture and personality.When you walk onto the MVS campus today, you`ll experience our joyful personality. You`ll see that our culture celebrates everyone for what they bring to the table. We believe in scholarship. Our accomplished teachers take their job seriously and have high expectations of their students. We have a diverse student body we embrace and respect different heritages and learn from one another. And transformation happens. In our safe environment, students learn from their mistakes and become empowered to take chances again and again.Come visit and have your child spend the day in class. There is no better way to experience MVS than through our students` and teachers` stories. We welcome you to the MVS admission process and we will guide you every step of the way with personal attention. We`ll unfold the many reasons why this is the best educational opportunity for your child.
Profile last updated: 09/23/2021

School Reviews

We are delighted to have discovered VMS as an option to start our son in kindergarten. What a unique community! This school practices what they preach-they have core sets of values like celebration and integrity, which they bake into their schedule and activities. My son, even in kindergarten, feels seen and included with the entire school. They have weekly assemblies and immersion programming that combines grade levels. These give ample opportunities to celebrate individuals in a big way and cater to each student's strengths. The teachers and administrators all appear to care deeply and sincerely for the students.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 485 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / May. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Dayton, OH is $7,107 for elementary schools and $11,757 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dayton, OH is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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