Excellence In The Arts

Fine Arts have been at the core of a Maumee Valley education since the school's founding in 1884. Providing unparalleled opportunities for individual self-expression and creativity, the Fine Arts curriculum recognizes and nurtures the unique "voice" within every child. At Maumee Valley, students are immersed in the arts through experience.

A wide variety of musical instruments, materials, techniques, concepts, and history are explored in a non-competitive atmosphere that emphasizes discovery and creativity. From the early grades through their senior year, students work with professionally trained teachers who bring their own enriching experiences as artists, musicians, actors, and choreographers to them.

Maumee Valley students have endless opportunities to explore their creative passions. Students are not passive observers but makers of music, sound, paintings, sculpture, photography, and drama. Music instruction is a hallmark of Maumee Valley’s fine arts education. Programs include choirs, string ensembles, jazz ensemble, and private lessons.

Arts News

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  • MVCDS Art Teacher Wins Award

    Congratulations to MVCDS art teacher Kristin Kowalski! She has been awarded the Ohio Art Education Association's Outstanding Art Teacher Award for the Northwest Ohio region for 2019. She will attend an awards ceremony at the Ohio Art Education Association Conference at the Columbus Convention Center on November 15, 2019.
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  • MVCDS Artists Selected for Area Exhibition

    It has been a great year for Maumee Valley's Artists at the 2019 Focus Art Exhibition. Thirteen student artworks have been selected for this year's show. Out of over 1000 works 180 were selected from high school students from NW Ohio and SE Michigan from the 2018-2019 school year.

    Rachel Jin and Sasha Grinevich both are receiving a "Jurors Awards", the top award of the exhibition. Sasha also received the "The Athena Award" and Kira Guo is receiving "The American Frame Award". Caiden Lambert-Lyons was selected for the "The Head of School" award.
    Karl Ludwig, Nour Zrien, Sophie Schocket, and Grace Momenee will also have works on display.

    The show will be on display at the Bowling Green State University, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery from September 3rd-28th. The opening reception and awards are September 3rd from 6:00-7:00 pm.
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  • Art Students Win at District Art Exhibit

    Upper School art students did great at the Marcy Kaptur Ninth Congressional District Art Exhibition. Sasha Grinevich ‘19, Rachel Jin ‘19, and Grace Momenee ‘19 all have artwork on display at the Fifth Third Center downtown. Sasha won the University of Toledo award for her watercolor painting, and Grace was the Congressional Winner for her drawing. Grace’s piece will be on display at the U.S Capitol for one year. She is also being flown to Washington D.C for the exhibition and reception.
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  • Fifth Grade Artist's Work in Exhibition

    Fifth-grader, Imaan Z. has been chosen as an exhibitor in the 39th Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association.

    Her artwork will be displayed in the Youth Art Month Exhibition at the State Teacher’s Retirement Systems (STRS) building, 275 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. The art will be on display February 16th to March 23rd, 2019 during regular business hours from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

    The Recognition Ceremony is Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 2:30 -3:30 pm.

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  • Young Artists Work Selected for Ohio Exhibit

    Michelle L., Grade 6, and Bella M., Grade 8, have had artwork chosen to be exhibited in the "2019 Ohio Art Education Association’s Young People’s Art Exhibition". The exhibit represents Ohio students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth and is on display at Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio from February 16th - March 23rd.


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  • Junior Wins Creative Studies Scholarship

    Congratulations to Caiden Lambert-Lyons ‘20! He was selected as one of ten students who won the coveted College for Creative Studies (CCS) Fashion Accessories Design Challenge Competition.

    As a winner, he will receive a scholarship to attend the CCS Precollege Summer Experience 2019 as a Fashion Accessories Design resident. The award includes three weeks of a faculty-led Fashion Accessories Design studio class, three transferable college credits, materials, housing in CCS dorm, meals, activities, and round-trip transportation from his hometown to Detroit, MI.
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  • Maumee Valley Artists are Selected for Focus 2018 Art Exhibit

    It has been a great year for Maumee Valley Country Day School artists at the 2018 Focus Art Exhibition, held at the University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts. Seven student artworks have been selected for this show. Out of over 1000 works, 180 were selected from high school students from NW Ohio and SE Michigan from the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • MVCDS Cellist Advances to State Finals

    Congratulations to MVCDS cellist, Loa Cho, for advancing to the finals of the 2018 OMTA State Buckeye Music Competition. Loa was the winner of the district competition in Bowling Green last March which qualified her for the state competition. Loa’s performance at the state level this June earned her Honorable Mention in the Junior Strings Division. She was one of three award winners in her division. The MVCDS junior was last year’s principal cello in the Ohio All-State Orchestra and is currently principal cello of the TSYO Philharmonic Orchestra.
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  • MVCDS Musicians Accepted into District One Regional Orchestra

    Congratulations to this year’s MV regional orchestra members! Shreyas Banerjee, Jonathan Buchanan, Isabelle Broman, Stephen Kilpatrick, Grace Lee and Julia Xiong all successfully auditioned for the 2018 District One Regional Orchestra. Julia and Shreyas qualified for the Ohio All-State Orchestra which will perform this coming February at the OMEA Music Conference in Cleveland. Seniors Julia and Shreyas have each advanced to State Orchestra three times in their high school careers and they have both gained membership to the All-National Honors Orchestra. MVCDS is truly blessed to have enjoyed the talents of these exceptional musicians!
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  • Senior Musician Joins "Best of the Best"

    Congratulations to MVCDS senior, Julia Xiong, who will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles November 25-28, 2018, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Julia was accepted into the first violin section of the All-National Symphony Orchestra. Eligible students qualified nationwide for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in this national honor ensemble. Selected students will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire in preparation for a performance under the baton of Dr. Jean Montès. The Symphony Orchestra Concert begins at 10:00AM, November 28, in the ballroom at Disney Coronado Springs Resort. The cost of admission is $10 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase onsite.
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  • Senior's Documentary Places Third at Film Festival

    Joel Helmick ‘19 won third place in the long documentary category at the Golden Lion Awards High School Film Festival in Cincinnati, for his film "Mosaic Ministries". Congratulations, Joel!

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  • Middle School Musicians have Great Day at OMEA

    Congratulations Middle School on a great day at the OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) contest Saturday, April 14th!

    Receiving the top rating of Superior were:
    MVCDS String Choir- Tallula Arrigo, Isabelle Broman, Jacob Buchanan, Evan Diaz, Neena Dzur, Ariana Fahl, Will Gordon, Pranay Goyal, Benny Hsiao, Avi Joshi, Stephen Kilpatrick, Vivian Koles, Grace Lee, Bryan Li, Ny’Asia Mathis, Loren Willhight, Yelia Xu, Tameem Zaidat
    MVCDS Violin Quartet- Isabelle Broman, Neena Dzur, Grace Lee, Bryan Li
    String Bass Solo- Stephen Kilpatrick
    Viola Solo- Benny Hsiao
    Violin Solo- Grace Lee
    Violin Solo- Bryan Li
    Piano Solo- Neena Dzur
    Piano Solo- Benny Hsiao
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  • 3 Artists Exhibit at The Marcy Kaptur Ninth Congressional District Art Exhibition

    The Marcy Kaptur Ninth Congressional District Art Exhibition is currently on display in the Fifth Third Building downtown from March 12th- April 4th, then will travel to Baldwin Wallace University from April 19th-May 11th.

    MVCDS has three students exhibiting in this show. Emily Rigby, Sasha Grinevich and Caiden Lambert-Lyons. On Sunday Emily Rigby received a Congressional Honorable Mention Award and Sasha Grinevich received a Congressional Honorable Mention and the Baldwin Wallace Award. This is a great artistic honor for these students, congratulations!
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  • Artists Exhibiting in Numerous Exhibits

    More than fifty MVCDS students have art work on display in local, regional and state exhibits this month !!
    Congratulations to all our hardworking and talented students.
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  • MVCDS Artists in Exhibit on BGSU Campus

    Congratulations to Makenzie Harvey and Michael Jarrell who will have artworks on display in the 2017 Focus Art Exhibition at the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery on the BGSU campus. The exhibition will be display from August 22nd-September 16th. This is a juried exhibition that includes high schools students from the area. Their pieces were selected out of 1200 submitted art works. It is a wonderful honor to be included in this exhibition.
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  • Writer Wins Best of the Best!

    Congratulations to Mia W. '22! Her Power of the Pen story "A Rule to Follow" was voted Best of the Best and will appear in this year's Power of the Pen Book of Winners anthology.
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  • Freshman Wins First Place in Video Contest

    Freshman Mihir J won the first place ($250) and audience choice ($50) cash awards from 21 entries in the Underage Drinking- Not a Minor Problem Video Contest by Sylvania Community Action Team. The students had to make 30-60 second videos identifying the problems of Underage drinking. Congratulations Mihir for addressing this very important issue.

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  • Eighth Grade Poet Wins First Place

    Congratulations to 8th grade poet Eleanor B.!

    She won FIRST PLACE at the Toledo Museum of Art's Ekphrastic Writing Competition. The competition had over 300 entries in the Middle School, High School and adult divisions. Eleanor read her poem at the May 12th ceremony in the Glass Pavilion. Her poem will be on display at the museum for all to enjoy.
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  • Bowtie Guys Concert - May 10th

    The Bowtie Boys at Maumee Valley Country Day School invite you to a special performance on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00pm in the Millennium Theater. The Bowtie Guys, made up of students Evan Heritage ’19, Alex Evans ’18, Daniel Cagle ’18, and Shreyas Banerjee ’19, will perform over 15 songs during the concert. The quartet will be accepting donations for admittance and the concert is open to the public.
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  • Showcase of the Arts Sponsored by the Toledo Symphony League & Orchestra

    More than 1000 students from schools throughout the greater Toledo area participated in the Showcase of the Arts Sponsored by the Toledo Symphony League and Orchestra competition. This year the symphony selected music associated with the theme of water. Students in grades K - 7 could create either a visual art piece, write a descriptive essay, or develop a musical composition connected to the theme.
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Wolfe Gallery Art Show Schedule

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MVCDS Fine Arts

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  • Photo of Lou Ann Glover

    Lou Ann Glover 

    Early Childhood-Grade 7 Art Teacher
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  • Photo of Kristin Kowalski

    Kristin Kowalski 

    Middle School & Upper School Art Teacher, Fine Arts Chair
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  • Photo of Brian Bozanich

    Brian Bozanich 

    Director of Theatre
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  • Photo of Colleen Sieberg

    Colleen Sieberg 

    Early Childhood & Lower School Music Teacher
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  • Photo of Charles Brown

    Charles Brown 

    Middle School & Upper School Music Teacher
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  • Photo of Thomas Sieberg

    Thomas Sieberg 

    Middle School & Upper School Strings Teacher
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Fine Arts Calendar

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