South Toledo school breaks ground on $1.5M residence hall

The new residence hall will open for the 2013-14 school year.

Maumee Valley Country Day School took a new step in opening up its doors to the world Wednesday when it broke ground for its first on-campus housing for boarding students.

The Dayal House, a $1.5 million residence hall, will provide housing for 28 students of the Upper School (grades 9-12) with families that live outside northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. This group of students includes the school's growing international student base. Currently, 27 students international students who attend the prep school live with host families in the Toledo area. Another 56 students currently live outside the Toledo-area and commute daily from more than an hour away.

"We are seeing increases in the number of students who live outside Toledo, and in many cases, outside the United States," said Head of School, Gary Boehm. "Those students are very serious about obtaining their education at our school, and we want to return that commitment by making on-campus housing available."

The new residence hall is made possible through generous donation and boarding fees that will be charged to students who live in it. The facility is slated to open to students for the 2013-2014 school year.

Rudolph/Libbe Inc. will serve as the contractor for the building designed by the Collaborative.

Maumee Valley celebrated a $15 million expansion and renovation in January 2011 that included a new upper school and put the school among the region's first LEED-certified educational facilities.