Maumee Valley Country Day School in South Toledo broke ground today on a new on-campus residence hall that will be used to board both international and regional high school students.
The $1.5 million facility will provide living quarters for 28 students in the ninth through 12th grades. Regional students who now commute and international students who board with host families will live in the residence hall once it is completed. The hall will be open for the 2013-2014 school year.
In recent years, Maumee Valley has seen an influx of international students who come to the school to earn diplomas, as opposed to traditional high-school exchange students who may spend only a year at the school. The school now has 30 international students, two-thirds of whom are Chinese.
The new residence hall will also provide housing for regional students, many of whom commute about 45 minutes each way to attend the school.