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The Miami Valley School
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  • Private
  • DAYTON, OH

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Sports
    grade C

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
No data available  

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,961
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
49%
Average Financial Aid
$11,000
From The Miami Valley School

The Miami Valley School is Dayton's only independent, nonsectarian college preparatory school for grades Pre-K through 12.

Since its founding in 1964, MVS has been a leader in experience-based education, an approach that is guided by its signature MVS Immersion Method. MVS challenges students to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens by empowering them to explore their passions in a supportive, diverse learning environment. The results speak for themselves: 100% of MVS graduates attend top colleges, with 66% of the Class of 2020 matriculating to institutions marked "highly competitive" on the Barron's Selectivity Index.

Schedule your campus visit today and learn why students don't just come to MVS. Here, they become.

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The Miami Valley School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
57 responses
Average ACT
30
60 responses

Zorniger Environmental Laboratory

The Zorniger Environmental Laboratory is an immersive learning hub consisting of a school greenhouse, gardens, and lab space. In the Z-Lab, you might see middle school students writing code for an automated hydroponic garden, upper school students conducting soil quality studies, or lower school students learning about pollination. Schedule your campus tour today to visit the Z-Lab in person!

Culture & Safety

Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
  • Immersion
    19%
  • Convocation
    17%
  • Graduation
    17%
  • Musicals
    11%
  • Rocket Day
    11%
  • Soul food lunch
    9%
  • Diversity day
    6%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
481
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$11,768
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 21 responses
Poll
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 21 responses
Poll
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 21 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 10 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade A
Median Household Income
$84,276
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$979
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$211,200
National
$217,500

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