Maumee Valley Country Day is a school with a wealth of unique spaces. Situated on 75+ acres of land, there are many places students, faculty, and visitors can enjoy.

Unique Indoor Spaces

Wolfe Gallery
Constructed in 1991, the Wolfe Gallery was designed by world-class architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen and displays the work of Maumee Valley students and professional artists. For information on our current exhibit or if you would like to have your artwork displayed, contact LouAnn Glover at lglover@mvcds.org.

Deichert Connector
The Deichert Glass Divider connects our school Under One Roof. It starts by the Wolfe Gallery and wraps around the outside of the Dining hall, providing walkers with a beautiful forest view.

Upper School Commons
The Upper School Commons is where students gather to study, work, socialize, host meetings, and eat lunch. Located at the heart of the high school, the Commons contains several couches, tables, and bulletin boards for students to use to their benefit. The Commons is also home to a wall-sized collaborative art piece, made in commemoration of the old building, the piece boldly mixes old and new.

Middle Grounds
The Middle Grounds is where 7th and 8th graders spend their time outside the classroom. A largely open area, it contains four desktops and six couches for student use. Wednesday “town meetings,” breaks, and clubs are hosted here.

Kasperzak Center (K-Center)
The Kasperzak Center (K-Center) is located directly ahead of the front doors of the school. The Center offers seating for about 230 people and a functioning sound-system, projector, and screen. Lined with 2 full walls of windows for lots of natural sunshine, the K-Center is used for presentations, daily announcements, speaker events, and small theater performances.

Spacious Outdoor Areas

Anning Lawn
The Anning Lawn is a lush, expansive area located just behind the Upper School. It is approximately 3 acres; the Dayal Boarding House is located at the edge of it. The Upper School’s large, clear windows offer students the perfect view of the lawn year-round. It can be used for a variety of uses, including studying and doing homework, playing soccer or frisbee, hosting fundraisers and socials, and eating lunch.

Alida Ashley Amphitheater
The Alida Ashley Amphitheater, located in the front of the main building, is a lovely setting for an English class’s production of King Henry IV or an outdoor class. Students and faculty eat lunch outside when the weather is warm and go sledding when it snows.

Outdoor Chess Board
The outdoor chess board located just outside of the K-Center and Upper School Commons was built in 2013 by the Success 2.0 Life and Games Winterim course. Advisors Mr. Tom Cambisios and Mr. Ken Meinecke and their students constructed the life-size board for community use.

Collins Adventure Challenge Course
Scattered throughout the Maumee Valley woods, the Collins Adventure Challenge Course includes 10 low-ropes elements that help students learn how to work together as a team, and features a 35-foot high zip line.

Greenhouse
Always the leader in the cutting edge, Maumee Valley has a greenhouse behind the Middle School that is equipped to grow vegetables year-round. Maumee Valley is committed to sustainable living; as such, vegetables from the green house are used in school lunches. In the past, students of all ages have grown tomatoes, basil, and plants.

Playgrounds
Two fully-equipped playgrounds can be found on our grounds: one for Lower School use, and one for the Early Learning Center. Our Lower School playground is nestled near the back of the school on the edge of the woods. It contains a slide, four swings, a full play set, mini-rock climbing, monkey bars, and sand box. In the winter, students are allowed to go sledding during recess under adult supervision.

The Early Learning Center playground is located directly adjacent to the Smead building. It has mulch, cement, and sand components. It contains as a slide, eight swings, monkey bars, sand play-house, and water area. Tricycles, balls, and other toys are available for use as well.

Our Libraries

Two libraries serve the Maumee Valley community, one in the Upper School and one in the Lower School. Students in the Middle School may use both libraries. Both feature computer labs that provide access to Maumee Valley's online public access catalog, local public/university libraries, and the Internet.

Gardner Library
The mission of the Upper School Library is to establish and maintain a strong foundation on which students become life-long readers and critical users of information. When students leave Maumee Valley, they are solidly prepared to navigate and engage in the rigorous research oriented environment of academia. The Upper School library collection includes 14,000 books, more than 80 periodical titles, three newspaper subscriptions, hundreds of art slides, and more than 1,000 videotapes. The collection emphasizes current reference works, curricular materials, and both print and non-print material to supplement classroom assignments, as well as a fine collection of contemporary and classic fiction.

The library is centrally located within the Upper School providing easy access for all students. An adjacent, recently renovated Reading Room provides a comfortable area for individuals or groups to study and gives teachers a place to have their classes watch an educational television broadcast, video or DVD together. The Reading Room also houses a video editing system for student and faculty use.

Blakey Resource Center
The Kathleen Blakey Resource Center is located in a large open area lying at the heart of the Lower School. It houses the Lower and Middle School library and two computer labs. The library contains about 12,000 titles including fiction, non-fiction, and reference. In addition, the library houses about 600 videotapes and DVDs, many CD-ROM reference works, and 35 periodicals.

The mission of the Blakey Resource Center is to function as an intellectual force that stimulates and enriches the educational climate of the school and to serve as a support system by providing resources that enable students to become enlightened, compassionate, and contributing citizens. The Resource Center seeks to teach students information literacy skills that will allow them to access, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information from a variety of media including print, audio-visual, and computerized technology. Additionally, the Resource Center seeks to help students gain an appreciation and love of good literature.

School Information

1715 South Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43614
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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only Preschool - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.