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.