Shreyas Banerjee ’19

"The Middle School experience at Maumee Valley is like no other. There is such an atmosphere of positivity and learning. The MVCDS Middle School taught me how to learn and gave me the necessary skills to succeed."

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  • Grades 7-8

    Preparing For The Future

2023-2024 Middle School Viewbook

The 16:1 student to teacher ratio allows our Middle School teachers to make working one-on-one with students a daily priority. The Middle School gives students the opportunity to engage in a challenging academic curriculum while simultaneously cultivating their individual character and sense of self.

Such an education extends beyond the classroom, encouraging students not only to achieve academically but also to grow as productive citizens of the world.
The Middle School’s supportive community is a place where students in grades 4-8 can be themselves and explore their passions. The faculty inspire their students by creating curriculum that supports these passions. A safe and caring learning environment encourages them to grow and take risks while allowing them to make mistakes in an inclusive, non-judgmental environment.

The Middle School years (approximately ages 9-14) are a time of tremendous growth and change. Students are regarded as individuals and the faculty strives to meet their unique educational and social-emotional needs. Rigorous academics are combined with character education, high levels of creativity, and regular physical activity. This successful combination ensures that all Middle School students strike a balance between academic achievement and overall personal well-being.

These maturing students develop their leadership and team-building skills beyond the classroom through participation in sports, community service projects, and after-school clubs.

Required and elective Middle School classes also enhance and emphasize critical thinking and creative problem-solving. A rigorous schedule keeps students engaged, motivated and challenged throughout each day. Active and thoughtful lessons are the norm, and students are expected to collaborate with their teachers and peers daily. Eighth-grade speeches, interdisciplinary science, and society research presentations as well as small, seminar-style classes further prepare students for Maumee Valley Upper School.

Self-reflection is fostered as students lead their own conferences while developing goal-setting skills.

Beyond the Classroom

Our teachers realize that their students are capable of achieving far more than a test grade. They know their students are capable of conjuring entire worlds with nothing more than a pen and paper, or creating a computer program based on a simple observation of need. Teachers aim to give students the enriching experiences that will help them become independent minds and thoughtful individuals.

Our Philosophy

Middle School parents can expect great things from Maumee Valley. Students will learn and live the Middle School pillars of Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, and Participation. These important character traits permeate every lesson and activity throughout the Maumee Valley Middle School.
Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only PreK-12th grade accredited, co-educational, and independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.