AGE:  13-17
TUITION:  $6,000

Summer English Program 2020

The Maumee Valley Summer English Program (ESL) offers varied levels of English language instruction, exciting hands-on classes, and athletic and cultural activities. Day and overnight trips are featured on the weekends. Small class sizes, cultural immersion, and a safe and comfortable learning environment are all features of the summer experience.  

Located on 75 wooded acres in the Great Lakes region, Maumee Valley is close to Detroit International Airport and major cities including Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Toronto. The school’s campus, which has wireless internet throughout, features a brand new residence hall, athletic fields and tennis courts, three gymnasiums and a fitness center. An $11 million high school building, which opened in 2011, features state-of-the-art classrooms and study spaces.

Tuition includes transportation to and from the Detroit airport, meals, boarding in a double room (single rooms available for $500 additional), bedding and towels, health insurance, instruction from certified teachers, books, supplies, and all activities.

The Maumee Valley Summer English Program acclimates students to the culture of the USA, Toledo, and Maumee Valley Country Day School.  Cultural experiences help students interact with English-speakers in real world situations.  These experiences help students develop their language skills and provide opportunities to practice with Maumee Valley students, teachers, and members of the community.  Maumee Valley is dedicated to engaging students in a variety of fun and diverse activities.

Summer Program Daily Classes

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  • Writing ESL Class

    Students practice writing skills in a variety of genres, learn new sentence structures, and expand vocabulary to develop more sophisticated writing.
  • Speaking & Listening ESL Class

    Students develop vocabulary and pronunciation by using language in real-life situations.
  • Reading ESL Class

    Students read and discuss a variety of works, including classics by American and British authors. Students learn how to interpret meaning and expression from these novels.
  • Grammar ESL Class

    Students learn grammatical rules and practice using them correctly in written and spoken English with their teachers, Maumee Valley students, and peers.
  • Specialized Class

    Students work on a different subject each week such as art, theatre, science, American history, and psychology. Students engage in instruction in English to practice skills and participate in a variety of hands-on learning experiences.
  • Book Club

    Students work on reading a novel and discussing it together.
  • Maumee Valley Student-Run Activities

    Students engage with Maumee Valley Upper School students and participate in activities, including student baseball games, American holiday fun, tie-dying, cooking American foods, and movie night with popcorn.
  • Special Week Night Activities

    Each week student trips are arranged to visit places like a fossil park, the theatre, go-karting, the movies, local news stations, and art museums.

Typical Daily Schedule

  • Morning - breakfast, English language classes
  • Afternoon - lunch, experience based classes and activities
  • Evening - sports, dinner, study and free time
  • Weekend - day and overnight trips

Off Campus Activities

  • University of Michigan/Ann Arbor ‐Students will tour the university, participate in an information session, and have an opportunity to explore Ann Arbor and enjoy dinner in the city with teachers and students.
  • Go karts
  • Cedar Point
  • Kalahari Water Park
  • Glass blowing
  • Sand Piper Boat Tour
  • Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Game
  • Mall/Shopping/Movie
  • Historic Sauder Village
  • Local News Station Tour
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Fossil Park
  • Shakespeare Play
  • Local attractions…and more!


If you have any questions please feel free to email us or call us at 419-381-1313 x117

ESL Summer Program Faculty & Support Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Michael House

    Michael House 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    419-381-1313 x117
  • Photo of Brooke Schlageter Graham

    Brooke Schlageter Graham 

    Upper School English Teacher, Co-Director of Global Leadership, Co-Director of Journalism
    419-381-1313 x268
  • Photo of Tara Morrin

    Tara Morrin 

    Student Support Specialist
    419-381-1313 x156
  • Photo of Erik Graham

    Erik Graham 

    Head of Middle School
    419-381-1313 x261
  • Photo of Kristin Kowalski

    Kristin Kowalski 

    Middle School & Upper School Art Teacher, Fine Arts Chair
    419-381-1313 x208

School Information

1715 South Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43614
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