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

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MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #1 - Our research-based and best-practice curriculum and methodologies are designed to ignite the interests and challenge the abilities of each of our young students.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #2 - Through participation in the athletic program, students have the opportunity to gain and sustain emotional, intellectual and physical growth and well-being.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #3 - The thoughtful integration of technology deepens student engagement and inspires a sophisticated level of critical thinking and analysis.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #4 - We interweave skills and content through thematic studies where students engage with their lessons in a real-world context.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #5 - All of our students, JK-12, are enjoying the new Steward Family Aquatic Center and William R. Orthwein, Sr. pool.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #6 - Middle School programs offer a rich skills-based curriculum, encouraging academic and extracurricular experiences that lead to the discovery of new interests.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #7 - State-of-the-art STEM teaching facilities, McDonnell Hall and Brauer Hall
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #8 - In the Upper School, students are required to take fine and performing arts classes.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #9 - Art, music and world languages are all part of the curriculum for even our youngest learners.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #10 - Our focus on academic rigor ensures that students are well-prepared for the academic and personal challenges they face after graduation.
  • We are still accepting applications for all grade levels at this time.
  • For updates on distance learning and coronavirus, visit this webpage: https://www.micds.org/ramstogether/.
  • MICDS is a college-prep, independent school that offers a dynamic learning environment for intellectually curious and ambitious students from junior kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade.
  • One school with three divisions, we help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as compassionate, engaged citizens of a global community.

School News

  • Homecoming 2019 Recap - 10/02/2019 - Once again, the entire MICDS community came together for a weekend of fun and school spirit for this year`s Homecoming. After a spirited week at school, the weekend activities started ...morewith a parade of varsity players through Beasley, the Middle School Pep Rally and a food-truck Friday on campus in the evening. Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff gathered between Thomas and Taylor Fields to enjoy treats and each others` company while listening to live music from 9th Grade band The Attic.hide
  • All School Assembly: Together, We are Ram Nation! - 09/05/2019 - With a new Head of School joining our community, we decided to shake up our first all-school assembly for the 2019-2020 school year to have even more fun together. The ...moreweather cooperated, allowing us to gather together outside in our beautiful Ron Holtman Stadium. Students, faculty, staff and a few special guests gathered in the stadium to music played by the MICDS Pep Band led by Band Directors Becky Long and Josh Baumgartner before a brief program that included remarks from student leaders from all three divisions, our Board of Trustees Chair Michelle Leith Cohen `88 and Head of School Jay Rainey.hide
  • Students from All Divisions Share Why They Love MICDS - 04/02/2020 - After having to cancel many of our spring welcome events for newly-admitted families, our Admission team reached out to current students for help. From junior kindergarten to 12th grade, students ...moresent in "video selfies" sharing why they love MICDS and why they chose this School. Many of them took the opportunity to welcome our newest Rams. Check the videos!hide
  • Take Heart, Rams - 04/01/2020 - As we headed into distance learning for the first time at MICDS, Head of School Jay Rainey shared an important message with our entire community, including parents, students, alumni, faculty ...moreand staff.hide

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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 (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1859

Student Body

Total Students1,245 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers152 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses23 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP AB Calculus, AP Art History, AP BC Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Language and Culture: Chinese, AP Language and Culture: French, AP Language and Culture: Spanish, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 3-D Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP Studio Art: Photography, AP US Government and Politics
Average SAT score1400
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 13 / Jan. 14
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $21,160 - $29,040
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant$18,300
Admissions DirectorEric Brunt
Admissions AssociatePeggy Laramie

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
CyclingDance,
DivingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
50+ Clubs and Affinity Groups

Arts and Music Programs:
Flourishing Visual and Performing Arts Programs

School Notes

  • MICDS is a college-prep, independent school that offers a dynamic learning environment for intellectually curious and ambitious students from junior kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade. One school with three divisions, at MICDS we help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as compassionate, engaged citizens of a global community. When your child attends MICDS, they'll receive an unmatched education in math, science and the humanities. They'll acquire strong academic skills and a lifelong love of learning. They'll learn from the best-from teachers who are skilled educators, experts in their fields, mentors and coaches. At MICDS, your child will engage with a hands-on and innovative curriculum, giving them a deep understanding across disciplines and grade levels. They'll enjoy small class sizes that promote vibrant intellectual exchange and a strong spirit of community. Starting in fifth grade, they'll receive their own laptop, used to facilitate learning and individualized instruction. Your future MICDS Ram will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities, which reflects the School's ongoing investment in their future. Take a visit to campus and experience for yourself our STEM facility-the most advanced secondary education building in the region-equipped with laboratories for research, plant sciences and robotics. Or check out our newly constructed athletics facilities, the Steward Family Aquatic Center, Holtman Stadium and O'Hara Field and Holekamp Track and Field Stadium, which enhance our strong athletic program and reflect the School`s commitment to excellence in all endeavors. At MICDS, your child will be challenged to become their best self. Empowered by our collaborative community, they'll explore their passions, engage in innovative learning and pursue excellence in and out of the classroom.

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