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MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #1 - Our focus on academic rigor ensures that students are well-prepared for the academic and personal challenges they face after graduation.
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MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #1 - Our focus on academic rigor ensures that students are well-prepared for the academic and personal challenges they face after graduation.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #2 - 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 #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - 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 #6 - 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 #7 - 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 #8 - State-of-the-art STEM teaching facilities, McDonnell Hall and Brauer Hall
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. In the Upper School, students are required to take fine and performing arts classes.
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Photo #10 - Our Pre-K through 12th grade school offers numerous unique educational opportunities, resources, and a strong sense of community that only a Pre-K - 12th grade school can provide.
MICDS is a college-prep, independent day school that offers a dynamic learning environment for intellectually curious and ambitious students from pre-K/junior kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year. Apply through our website and please contact the Admission Office at 314-995-7367 if you have any questions.
24% of MICDS students were collectively granted over $5.4 million in tuition assistance for the 2021-22 academic year. Visit our Tuition and Affordability web page.
For updates regarding COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,249 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / Jan. 28 / rolling

Upcoming Events and News

  • MICDS Homecoming Returns! - 09/29/2021
    The MICDS community was full of school spirit and gratitude for the return of our Homecoming festivities in September.
  • MICDS Celebrates the First Day of 2021-2022 School Year - 08/18/2021
    The 2021-2022 school year was off to a fast start as students from the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School began classes on Tuesday, August 17.
  • Building Confident, Independent Mathematicians in Beasley and Beyond - 02/03/2021
    Beasley parents had the opportunity this week to attend a Lower School Parent Education Coffee entitled Cultivating Approaches to Build Independent Mathematicians.
  • Despite Changes, The Turkey Train Rolls On - 11/20/2020
    Our community modified our Turkey Train tradition this year to still provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need in safe ways. Together, we donated turkeys, canned goods, and monetary donations ...moreto the St. Louis Area Foodbank for a record-breaking number of meals provided. hide

Top Rankings

MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
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
1,249 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
159 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP AB Calculus, AP Art History, AP BC Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, 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 score
1351
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 11 / Jan. 28 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $22,240 - $30,500
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$19,500
Admissions Director
Eric Brunt
Admissions Associate
Kerry Bryan

Sports

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 private, nonprofit, non-sectarian, college-prep, independent day school that offers a dynamic learning environment for intellectually curious and ambitious students from pre-K/junior kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade.

  • We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year. Apply through our website and please contact the Admission Office at 314-995-7367 if you have any questions.
 
  • 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 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.
 
  • 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 tour 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. Check out our athletics facilities including 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,249 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / Jan. 28 / rolling

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