Admissions

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Who will you become at MVS?

Since 1964, The Miami Valley School has been a unique educational option for Dayton-area families, educating generations of students who have gone on to achieve distinction in their fields. Whatever your goals might be, MVS is here to ignite your curiosity, unlock your passions, challenge your mind, and guide you to becoming your best self. 

When you walk onto the MVS campus today, you’ll feel the school's joyful personality and passion for scholarship. You’ll know that our community celebrates everyone for what they bring to the table and embraces different experiences and viewpoints. You'll see students engaged in deep learning and teachers supporting them with high expectations.

Come visit our campus and see us in action. There’s no better way to experience MVS. We welcome you to the MVS admissions process and we will guide you every step of the way with personal attention as we unfold the many reasons why MVS is the best investment in your child's future.

Welcome! We look forward to starting the conversation.
When you walk onto the MVS campus today, you’ll feel the school's joyful personality.

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Meet Our Admissions Team

We’re here to help you.

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 MVS is the best educational opportunity for your child.

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    Anne Dettmer 

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    Caitlin Lewis 

Admissions Process

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  • Step 1:

    Application Form & Parent Questionnaire


    To start your child's admission process, begin by filling out our quick application form and parent questionnaire.

    Start Your Application
  • Step 2:

    Supporting Documents

    Depending on your child's age, this next component of your application might include letters of recommendation from your child's current teachers, school records and transcripts, and a personal statement. All materials are submitted to MVS through our secure application platform and kept strictly confidential. 
  • Step 3:

    Visit MVS


    Applicants in grades 1-12 visit MVS on a school day and/or conduct a video chat with admissions and division staff if needed.

    Applicants to the early childhood school (grades JPK-K) are invited to take part in small-group visit days during the school year. Individual visits or virtual visits can be arranged. 

    Applicants may be asked to engage with MVS staff for additional assessment in addition to the above steps. 
  • Step 4:

    Admission 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. Families are encouraged to complete their applications by February 1 for priority consideration in admissions.

More Information

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  • Flexible Tuition

    The value of an MVS education is priceless. The returns are lifelong. Our challenging academics and Immersion Method philosophy are unparalleled to any other educational opportunity 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 tied to 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.
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  • Transportation

    Public school district transportation

    Public school bus service to and from MVS is available to eligible students in the Beavercreek and Centerville school districts.
    MVS notifies a public school district of a student’s enrollment for each school year. Parents are then contacted by the school district transportation office to arrange their child’s transportation. All routes and availability of transportation are subject to change or elimination by the public school district at any time. MVS is not responsible for changes or eliminations.

    Additional options

    Private bus service may be available in select areas for morning transportation to MVS from the far north, northeast, and/or south. Contact the MVS Enrollment Office to inquire about cost and other details.
    To help facilitate the organization of carpools, MVS provides parents with resources to identify families who live near them.

Geetika Srivastava '09, M.D.

MVS helped establish my voice in many ways. It was through Miami Valley that I learned how to think critically and break down arguments. My time at MVS taught me how to empathize and be patient with others and really helped establish how to advocate.
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