The Miami Valley School

The Miami Valley School (MVS) is an independent school for grades Pre-K through 12, located in Dayton, Ohio, founded in 1964.[1] The Miami Valley School is a non-profit organization. The Miami Valley School teachers using the Immersion Method, a philosophy based on the knowledge that learning is rooted in direct experience, which leads to engagement and the discovery of passion by each individual student.

The Miami Valley School
5151 Denise Drive


United States
Coordinates39.673693°N 84.180121°W / 39.673693; -84.180121
TypePrimary, Secondary, Preparatory, Independent
Head teacherElizabeth F. Cleary
GradesPre-K through 12th
EnrollmentApprox. 480
Color(s)Red and Blue
AthleticsMetro Buckeye Conference
AccreditationNational Association of Independent Schools

Approximately 190 students comprise grades 9 through 12.[2]

The school consists of four divisions. The Early Childhood School includes two pre-school grades. The kindergarten through 5th grade unit is called the Lower School, instead of the more common elementary school. The 6th through 8th-grade academic unit has the traditional Middle School title. The 9th through 12th grade unit is called the Upper School, instead of the more common High School.


  1. Cleary, Barbara A. "The Miami Valley School: 1956-2008 A Restrospective". Orange Frazer Press, 2018, p. viii
  2. MVS College Profile
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