Choosing the right educational environment for your child can mean the difference between having a student who simply endures school to one who really thrives there. If you’re considering a Dayton private school for your child, our area has many outstanding possibilities to choose from. To help in your search, Dayton Parent asked several local private schools to provide a brief description of their educational philosophy to help parents find the best match for their student.
Archbishop Alter High School is a co-educational, comprehensive Catholic school that is committed to challenging students to reach their full potential by providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. In 2015, 99% of Alter graduates continued their education to the college level, and 80% of them were offered $18.3 million in scholarships. Alter High School is “where you belong!”
Carroll is a Catholic college preparatory high school that strives to develop each student intellectually, physically and spiritually. Graduating classes received $12-$16 million in college scholarships and averaged 13 National Merit Scholars for the last decade. Over 90% of our students participate in athletics, band, drama or one of our 45 clubs. Top five in the state Golden Megaphone competition for most school spirit!
Established in 1850, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School is jointly owned and sponsored by the Marianists and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The school serves families from more than 50 zip codes who seek a premier Catholic educational experience, excellent academic options including CJ STEMM, and opportunities for college credit.
Dayton Christian School System operates four separate schools – Dayton Christian School, Xenia Christian School, Dayton Christian Homeschool, and LightShine Academy. We are instilling in students a love for Christ, a love for learning, and a love for others, inspiring students to approach scholarship, athletics, fine arts, and service as an act of worship, and equipping students to reach their full potential and to live out their faith with grace, wisdom, and courage.
First School is a private independent preschool dedicated to the education of children ages two through five. Located in Centerville/Washington Twp. since 1971, First School creates a fun, warm and balanced early education program for all of our students. We believe that children are unique individuals who learn and grow in different ways. Our teachers provide individualized instruction and expand on students’ interests while promoting growth in all areas of their social, academic and creative life.
At The Miami Valley School, we adhere to a demanding scholarship built upon a foundation of integrity and grit. Our teachers empower students to live life to the fullest, to discover their true passion, and then to responsibly pursue it with emotional and intellectual rigor. Students don’t just come to MVS. Here, they become. For early childhood – 12th grade.
Spring Valley Academy is a private, PreK-12 Seventh-day Adventist college-preparatory school (established 1968) located on approximately 50 acres in southeastern Montgomery County in Centerville, Ohio. SVA is committed to excellence in education, co-curricular activities, and student spiritual growth in a Christian environment. SVA is dedicated to nurturing each student in a personal relationship with God and service to others. Christian Education inspiring students to KNOW, FOLLOW, and SHARE JESUS!
St Helen School is the first school within the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School of Distinction. As a Catholic response to bullying, virtue based restorative discipline is designed to decrease antisocial behaviors and increase faith practices. St Helen serves Preschool through eighth grade and offers before and after school care, music, art, gym and library. Emphasizing academic excellence and moral development, St Helen is an excellent choice for a school.