Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)

Tel: (314)995-7373
Grades: PK-12 | 1240 students
  • Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion.
  • MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12.
  • MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.
  • Our School cherishes academic rigor, encourages and praises meaningful individual achievement, and fosters virtue.
  • Our independent education prepares young people for higher learning and for lives of purpose and service.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1859

Student Body

Total Students 1240 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 153 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 27 courses
Advanced Courses AP AB Calculus, AP BC Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP US History, AP US Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Psychology, AP Language and Culture: Chinese, AP Language and Culture: French, AP Language and Culture: German, AP Language and Culture: Spanish, AP Latin, AP Studio: 3-D Design, AP Studio: Photo, AP Studio: Drawing, AP Music Theory, AP Art History, AP
Average SAT score 1975
Average ACT score 29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17 / Dec. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,500
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $19,500 - $26,500
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant $15,600
Admissions Director Peggy Laramie
Admissions Associate Eric Brunt

Sports

Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryCycling,
DivingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 50+ Clubs and Affinity Groups, Flourishing Visual and Performing Arts Programs 50+ Clubs and Affinity Groups,
Flourishing Visual and Performing Arts Programs,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education. Our School cherishes academic rigor, encourages and praises meaningful individual achievement, and fosters virtue. Our independent education prepares young people for higher learning and for lives of purpose and service.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Louis
    Grades: NS-6 | 111 students
    3.6 miles
    1515 Bennett Ave
    Saint Louis, MO 63122
    (314)821-6270
    3.6NS-6
    111
  • Florissant
    Grades: PK-12 | 306 students
    8.9 miles
    845 Dunn Rd
    Florissant, MO 63031
    (314)972-6227
    8.9PK-12
    306
  • Saint Louis
    Grades: 7-12 | 600 students
    1.9 miles
    755 S Price Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63124
    (314)993-4040
    1.97-12
    600
  • Saint Louis
    Grades: PK-6 | 333 students
    2.2 miles
    900 Lay Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63124
    (314)991-0005
    2.2PK-6
    333
  • Saint Louis
    Visitation Academy Of St. Louis
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 615 students
    3 miles
    3020 North Ballas Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63131
    (314)625-9103
    3PK-12
    615

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
February 11, 2017
Let's think about the employment process from the point of view of your making me want to hire you. Here are some points to ponder.
February 10, 2017
It is easy to fall into the trap of not keeping your skill-set current. There's no time and no need anyway. We look at why you need to keep things current and offer some suggestions as to how to proceed.
February 10, 2017
The only way private schools can build their financial security is through gifts. Major gifts offer proof of how deeply many donors feel about their private schools. Their munificence is a wonderful example to others.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Saint Louis, MO is $11,040 for elementary schools and $16,686 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Louis, MO is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).