Admissions Process

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Admissions Process

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Application Form

    To start the admission application process, just click here to access our application platform.

    The application form should be submitted, with the application fee, by February 1. Applications are accepted after February 1 and students continue to be admitted into grades in which space remains throughout the spring, summer, and during the school year.
  • Step 2: Supporting Documents

    Once the application form, with the application fee, is submitted, parents submit a questionnaire about their child and delegate recommendation and school records request forms through the application platform to the appropriate people. Applicants to middle and upper schools also submit an applicant statement. All materials are submitted to MVS through the application platform and the contents of recommendations are kept strictly confidential.
  • Step 3: Student Visit

    Applicants to grades 1-12 are invited to visit MVS on a school day and/or conduct a video chat with admissions and division staff if needed. Applicants may be asked to engage with MVS staff for additional assessment in addition to the above steps.

    Early childhood school applicants (kindergarten and younger) are invited to visit campus in small groups at set dates during winter, usually in February. Applicants unable to attend the group visits may come to campus individually on a school morning or video chat remotely with staff if needed. Applications are welcome after the Saturday visits and accepted students will be placed in a waitpool if there are no current openings.

    *Early childhood school applicants (JPK-K) should be 3, 4, or 5 years old, depending on the grade, by the first day of school in mid-August, and students must be toilet-trained by the first day of school. Applicants with birthdays between mid-August and September 30 will be considered and may be accepted if they are ready academically, socially, emotionally, and developmentally.
  • Step 4: Admissions Decision

    Admissions decisions are issued by the end of March for applicants with completed application files by early March, including all supporting documents and the applicant visit.

    Early decisions are given for applicants to grades 1-12 who have completed the application process in the fall or winter, for grades in which space is known to be available for the following fall. Later decisions are given as applications are completed.

    Decisions include accept, waitpool, and deny.

Flexible Tuition

The value of an MVS education is priceless. The returns are lifelong. Our challenging academics and Immersion Method philosophy provide an education that is unparalleled in the Dayton area. At MVS, we stand for personal excellence, experiential learning, intellectual curiosity, leadership development, individuality, and community. And we offer flexible tuition that matches each family’s affordability.
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International Admission

The Miami Valley School invites students from all over the world to attend. Applicants are evaluated thoroughly to ensure that they have the greatest potential for success in the English speaking environment of a rigorous American academic institution. For the 2023-2024 academic year, MVS has 16 international students from 6 different countries and also welcomes students for other short-term exchange programs with additional countries. For more information about international admissions, please click the link below.
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