Maumee Valley’s commitment to experiential learning is evident in our school’s rich history.  The 75-acre wooded campus promotes nature as part of the curriculum.  From the open classrooms of the Lower School to Intensives in the Middle School and Upper School, Maumee Valley’s long-standing commitment to experiential education remains a hallmark of a student’s experience.
Our academic program emphasizes hands-on learning rooted in real life, and exploration of the world in which we live.  Learning activities are orchestrated to engage, inspire, and challenge students to find solutions and form supported opinions. Questions are open-ended and lesson plans are interdisciplinary and emphasize problem solving. Students develop research, planning, and evaluation skills, as well as learn to take risks and support mistakes as part of the learning process.

Immersion learning experiences, from weeklong camp trips in the Lower School to studying abroad in the Upper School, are hallmarks of experiential learning at Maumee Valley.  But it is also in the day-to-day activities where students are living the school mission. Students often work in teams where communication and collaboration are emphasized and teachers encourage everyone to be active and creative. Older students spend time mentoring younger students, sitting on committees, and having a voice in school issues.  At Maumee Valley students engage local organizations to better understand social, political, cultural, and environmental challenges, to develop empathy and compassion, and to give back to our community.

Maumee Valley Students Learn by Doing

List of 3 news stories.

  • MVCDS Named State Finalist in Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

    Maumee Valley Country Day School announced today that it has become an Ohio state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities. Maumee Valley will receive two Samsung Galaxy® Tabs and the opportunity to win additional prizes.
  • Maumee Valley Junior Excels in Science Competitions

    On Saturday, March 14, Maumee Valley Junior Richard Jin participated in the Ohio Northwest District Science Day. Richard presented a project that was based on a Research Internship in Science and Technology (RISE) that he participated in last summer at University of Toledo. The project title was “Sulfurization of Thin-Film Copper Antimony Sulfide for Low Cost and Environmental Friendly Solar Cells.”
  • Model UN Students Travel to Kalamazoo

    Last week, the Maumee Valley Model UN Team traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan, to compete in the 25th Annual Mid-American Model United Nations (MAMUN). In total, 27 students, including captains Emma Baker ‘15 & Sachin Hejeebu ’15, and Upper School advisor Dan Mumford made the trip. The team was eager to compete and the team represented Maumee Valley well.

Hands-On Learning

Did You Know?
...Maumee Valley students start traveling on overnight trips in third grade.

...young students are mentored by older students throughout their years at Maumee Valley.

...many students engage in projects to improve local areas and support the surrounding community.

...students in the Lower School participate in genius hour, a time set aside for students to study their individual passions.

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