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5151 Denise Drive
Dayton, OH 45429

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(937) 434-4444
(937) 434-1033
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November 11, 2014
As an alum of The Miami Valley School, I grew up feeling like it was my second home. Everyone there knew me and welcomed me to be who I was. The teachers take time to make sure each student is part of the class and understands what is going on. I received lots of wonderful opportunities - traveling to Europe and Alaska during the 4 week immersion period, playing sports, taking pottery classes, and participating in plays and musicals. I hope to send my kids there in the future.

- submitted by a school leader

July 15, 2013
I taught at Miami Valley School for five years and found it to be a wonderful school. The students are unusually kind and civil, and the other teachers are dedicated and caring. It is by far the best K-12 education one can find in the Dayton area. If I had a child, I would want him or her to attend Miami Valley. The Immersion program is also very special. I

- submitted by a teacher

May 22, 2013
We researched all the local schools and decided on MVS because it has a very welcoming, diverse atmosphere with small classrooms and exceptional teachers. Our boys attended MVS Early Childhood for the last two years, and they have blossomed! Their vocabularies, senses of curiosity, imaginations, and coordination have exponentially grown. On the weekends, they always ask if it is a school day and are sad to hear they have to wait until Monday. They love their teachers, and have amazing friends from every different cultural and ethnic background. I love this school and we are very sad that we will be moving next year! Highly recommend to any family coming to this area! It is more than worth the investment.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2011
i have been going to MVS for three years. I've got to say that my parents made the right choice for sending me here. the students there are more that nice. the teachers challenge you to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. this is the best school i have ever been to.

- submitted by a community member

April 13, 2010
Its has been a great school for both students and parents. The students have been getting one on one attention, customized learning programs and challenges and the parents are welcome to be a part of it all. We have been a part of MVS for 5 years and have been very happy with things. However, there have been recent changes over the last two years that are concerning. No dedicated librarian, more focus on athletics, less on academics, larger class sizes and fewer teachers. We understand that it is a balancing act to continue to provide the same quality of education in this economy; and are very hopeful that the school stays true to its mission statment and commitment to students. We would like to continue to be a part of this school but it may not be worth the tuition if they choose to be average.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2010
My daughter is a recent graduate of MVS. I don't think we appreciated the benefits the school offered enough until she went to college. Apart from the excellent academics, how she is different to other kids in college is her confidence and her ability to stand up for herself , assert her views without feeling she has to go with the crowd. I think the supportive small class size and the nurturing enviorment fosted this confidence and the self assurance that she possesses which makes her stand out among the other teen in college. To us, it was the best gift we could have given out child.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2010
I love MVS as well. I have never known a school so devoted not only to the student, but also to the family. We have had two personal crisis while my son has been at the school, the first medical and the second financial, and MVS administrators and teachers went well above and beyond to assist us so that our son could continue his education at MVS. He positively loves this school. The students are wonderful

- submitted by a parent

December 25, 2009
i just transferred schools this year and currently go to The Miami Valley School. I was at a huge public school where I was failing, but did pass the 8th grade. When one of the parents at Mvs who has a big part with mvs and all. He came up to me and told me about this school and that they needed some big man for sports mostly basketball though and that this school would be right for me. I applied to the school and they were very generous and accepted me. I love this school so far as a freshman and hope to like it even more in my next years. GO RAMS

- submitted by a student

June 15, 2009
Thus far we have been happy with The Miami Valley School; however, the focus appears to be shifting from academics to athletics (one example: they just fired the librarians while hiring a soccer coach...) We're there for the strong academic program so we'll be warily watching. I'm also looking forward to seeing AP/SAT/ACT scores or info for 08 & 09.

- submitted by a parent
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March 06, 2009
I love this school!! We tried public-it was a dreadful experience for both of our boys. But they are both thriving and excelling! They love it at mvs!! You will, too, because the staff, teachers and students are all so incredibly nice. They really do see and appreciate the whole child. What a great place for our boys to be!

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2009
This is my son's first year attending The Miami Valley School and he is absolutely thriving both academically and socially. There is a very diverse student body, excellent teachers, challenging academics and great extra-circular activities. The mission statement says it all - 'Challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens.' They live up to this statement 100%.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2008
My Student currently goes here, and it has been the best expierence ever. All the teachers are always there to help the children individually, the parents and faculty are always working together to help and improve the school. I have never seen such a put-together school. My child is friends with all the kids in the grade, and her grades are so high due to the attention of teachers. Academic level is higher than usual, but great for college transcripts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2008
The student who posted the review has not actually been to the school, and has completey overlooked the point of Miami Valley. Its a great community to be apart of, my daughter goes there, and everybody was very welcoming. The teachers are always there to help. I highly reccomend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 25, 2008
I hate this school. I left because i was so unhappy. There are so many mean kids and they get by with everything. It was so frustrating and the teachers and administrators are very weak. Don't go to Miami Valley~

- submitted by a student

March 10, 2008
Its a great school. The Extracurriculars rock by the way! The kids especially are the best part of the school. They are so nice and smart/

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2007
Wonderful school environment for children of all ages. Teachers are the best and go above and beyond. The only downfall is the cost of tuition which is more than most colleges in the area. If you can afford it, it is worth it.

- submitted by a parent

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For 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. Teachers here do more than prepare students to score well on a test someday. They empower students to live life to the fullest every day, to discover their true passion and purpose, and to pursue it with emotional and intellectual rigor. It's why students don't just come to The Miami Valley School. Here they become.

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The Miami Valley School
5151 Denise Drive, Dayton, OH  45429
(937) 434-4444
Last modified The Miami Valley School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
The Miami Valley School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top