Schools in Dayton

One of the keys to a healthy and sustainable economy is a skilled workforce. Knowing this is the key to longevity, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with vital organizations to ensure the region continues to thrive for years to come.

One of those strategic partners is Learn to Earn Dayton, which brings together business, education and other community partners to prepare Dayton’s workforce of tomorrow. The project aims to have 60 percent of working-age adults hold a two-year college degree or high-quality credential by 2025.

Learn to Earn Dayton focuses on giving every child the opportunity to attend at least one year of high-quality preschool, works to expand after-school and summer learning programs, and arranges internships for high schoolers.

Laying the foundation for all this, the Dayton Public Schools system has raised its graduation rate from 59.6 percent to 72 percent since 2010. Its 13,000 students include 800 English language learners from more than 30 countries. The district’s students and alumni have been recognized at local, state and national levels for their talents in the arts, academics, business, civic leadership and athletics. And Dayton’s Stivers school for the Arts has been named among the nation’s best public high schools in U.S. News and World Report.

The towns surrounding Dayton include several of the top-rated school districts in Ohio.

At Oakwood High School in the Oakwood City School District, for example, 85 percent of the students participate in extracurricular activities. Oakwood’s not-for-profit Destination Imagination, Inc. develops project-based learning programs that blend STEM education with the arts and social entrepreneurship.

The Beavercreek City Schools loan each K-2 student an iPad and each Grade 3-12 student a Chromebook. Gifted students benefit from resource rooms and intervention specialists, AP courses, CCP courses, early graduation and flexible credit.

Beavercreek’s Character Education program instills “pillars of character” – that are reinforced through curriculum initiatives, activities and service projects such as food drives and fundraising. n


Dayton Public Schools
115 S. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 542-3000

Dayton Regional STEM School
1724 Woodman Dr., Kettering, OH 45420
(937) 256-3777

Miami Valley Career Technology Center
6800 Hoke Road, Clayton, OH 45315

Oakwood City Schools
20 Rubicon Rd., Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 297-5332

Piqua City Schools
719 East Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356
(937) 773-4321

Upper Valley Career Center
5 East SR 36, Piqua, OH 45356


Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School
505 S. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-3740

Dayton International School
5700 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 433-1120

Hillel Academy of Dayton
305 Sugar Camp Cir., Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 277-8966

Incarnation Catholic School
45 Williamsburg Ln., Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 433-1051

Montessori School of Dayton
2900 Acosta St., Dayton, OH 45420
(937) 293-8986


Dayton Early College Academy (DECA)
300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469
(937) 414-7678

Mound Street Academies
354 Mound St., Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-3041


Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 769-1800

Tuition: $527 (per credit hour/undergraduate programs)
Enrollment: 369 (does not include online students)
Degrees: Undergraduate, graduate, certificate programs

Cedarville University
251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314
(937) 766-7810

Tuition: $37,630 (undergraduate block tuition, room and board)
Enrollment: 3,535
Degrees: 130+ undergraduate, graduate and online programs

Central Michigan University Wright Patterson AFB Center
2130 Fifth St., Bldg. 50, Area B
Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433
(937) 252-5600

Tuition: $405 (per credit hour/standard undergraduate course rate)
Enrollment: Varies by campus
Degrees: 200+ undergraduate, graduate and online programs

Central State University
1400 Brush Row Rd., Wilberforce, OH 45384
(937) 376-6333

Tuition: $1,963 (in-state Ohio resident and reciprocity/12 to 18 credit hours)
Enrollment: 1,784

Clark State Community College
570 E. Leffel Ln., Springfield, OH 45505
(937) 328-6002

Tuition: $155 (Cost per credit hour/Ohio resident)
Enrollment: 5,653
Degrees: 125 associate, certificate and online programs

Kettering College
3737 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429-1299
(937) 395-8618

Tuition: $558 (Per credit hour/undergraduate)
Enrollment: 700+
Degrees: Associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs

Miami University
501 E. High St., 212 Roudebush Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-6225

Tuition: $14,732 (in-state/main campus)
Enrollment: 17,147
Degrees: Bachelor’s degrees in more than 120 areas, 60+ master’s and doctoral programs

The Modern College of Design
1725 East David Rd., Kettering, OH 45440
(937) 294-0592

Tuition: $26,714
Enrollment: 190+
Degrees: Associate of Business in Advertising Art

Ohio University – Russ Center
2642 Indian Ripple Road,
Beavercreek, OH 45440

Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 512-2525

Tuition: $116.03 (per credit hour/Montgomery Co. residents)
Enrollment: 32,000
Degrees: 220 associate and certificate programs

United Theological Seminary
4501 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood, OH 45426
(937) 529-2201

Tuition: Varies by program
Degrees: Master’s and doctoral programs

University of Dayton
300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469
(937) 229-1000

Enrollment: 8,499
Degrees: Undergraduate and graduate programs

Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. 256 University Hall, Dayton, OH 45435
(937) 775-2312

Ohio resident tuition: Per semester, $4,365
Non-resident tuition: Per semester, $8,804
Enrollment: 12,115
Degrees: 150 undergraduate programs, 145 graduate programs