Paige Willey ’12, Swarthmore College

"My experience in the Upper School prepared me so well for college that I became the person in the dorm who students came to for help writing term papers and studying tests."

It is easy to identify Maumee Valley students.

They are independent and curious. They are actively engaged in their learning. They can be found throughout the Upper School studying, researching, or receiving extra help from faculty and peers. Maumee Valley students love to learn, and that is evident in everything they do. In preparation for college and beyond, the curriculum places special emphasis on:

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  • A strong foundation in writing and research

  • Critical thinking and innovation

  • Scientific exploration and problem solving

  • Proficiency in world languages and culture

  • Collaboration with peers and adults

  • Establishing a world view

  • Appreciating and engaging in the arts

Faculty advisors who give wisdom and support in all areas of school life create a culture of caring and personal attention. From the friendly nature of relationships to the small class sizes, students are known, cared for, and respected in a way unique to Maumee Valley. Daily check-ins and twice-weekly advisee meetings foster the student-faculty connections that are a hallmark of the Maumee Valley experience.

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  • Outstanding Results

    Excelling in and out of the Classroom
Although our curriculum does not teach to a test, students are well prepared for standardized tests. Maumee Valley Upper School students consistently score above national and independent school averages on both the ACT and SAT and have the highest standardized test scores in the region.

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Innovative opportunities like Intensives, the Seal of Biliteracy Program, and the Global Scholar Certificate, also challenge students and prepare them for top colleges. The Upper School develops life-long learners and global citizens. The outstanding core curriculum is complemented by Advanced Placement classes, as well as by elective classes, such as 3D Modeling, cultural anthropology, and international relations. 

Consistently represented at America’s most selective colleges

Excelling in and outside the classroom extends to the college admission process. Because of Maumee Valley's incredible reputation, a tradition of selective college placement, and the opportunities for students to participate, lead, and engage, Maumee Valley graduates are unmatched in their admission successes. We perennially boast 100% four-year college placement, and the vast majority of Maumee Valley alumni receive advanced degrees.

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    Exceptional Outcomes
    More than 75% of Maumee Valley seniors receive a college scholarship.

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    Highest Success
    100% of Maumee Valley graduates go on to four-year colleges.

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  • Your Educational Journey Begins Today

    Welcome to Maumee Valley
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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only PreK-12th grade accredited, co-educational, and independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.