Although originally founded as a New York all-girls school in 1842, Maumee Valley Country Day School was moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1884 and became a co-ed institution in the 1930s. The private, secular school educates about 500 pupils in its lower school (grades 1-6), middle school (grades 7-8), and upper school (grades 9-12).
MVCDS also offers an Early Learning Center for preschoolers, prekindergarten students, and kindergarteners. To assist parents in affording the school, MVCDS provides merit scholarships, financial aid and grants, and payment plans.
Situated on a 72-acre campus, Maumee Valley boasts two school buildings that are connected by a kitchen and dining hall, a track, science center, science lab, gymnasium, student art gallery, and a 300-seat theatre. One unique feature of the school’s campus is its outdoor ropes challenge course. MVCD provides boarding for students at the Dayal House along with a “buddy family” program, nightly academic support, and weekend and evening activities.
Accreditation & Curriculum
Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, MVCDS has a high academic reputation. More than 65% of the school’s teachers hold master’s degrees, and 100% of graduates attend college. Grades one to two focus on consistent reading preparation, character development, and world languages and cultures. In grades three through six, students enjoy experiential learning approaches. The lower school offers a variety of clubs, including chess, drama, Chinese, art, guitar, birding, science, yoga, and French. At the middle school level, students are encouraged to develop leadership skills and participate in community service projects and enjoy a 9:1 student/teacher ratio. Upper class sizes are slightly larger, at about 14, and instruction emphasizes classroom debate and discussion. AP courses, Honors classes, and online learning options are available.
Clubs & Activities
At the upper level, extracurricular options include Model United Nations, Quiz Bowl, a speech team, vocal ensemble, an economics development club, robotics, theatre, yearbook, a chess team, and much more. As a school emphasizing a multicultural environment, MCVDS features a Christian club, a Muslim-American society, an Afro-American club, a Gay-Straight Alliance, and an Asian club. The school fields eight sports teams (soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, golf, baseball, and basketball) and participates in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference.