We are so happy that you have chosen to explore the many educational opportunities that MICDS has to offer.  We trust that you will find our website welcoming and informative, but to get the real scoop on what goes on beyond the pillars you must come and visit campus!

MICDS, a co-educational Junior Kindergarten (age four) through Grade Twelve School, is one of the leading independent schools in the nation. We are passionate about the strong academic and well rounded education we provide for our diverse and talented student body.  Each year we are proud to graduate ~150 young adults prepared for life in and beyond their college years.

St. Louis is a city blessed with wonderful educational opportunities and we encourage you to thoroughly investigate MICDS in looking for your next school experience.  Ultimately your family will find the right “fit” and that is the goal of our admission process.

While a school steeped in traditions of over 150 years, our Administration and Faculty constantly push themselves and the School to evolve and remain on the leading edge of great teaching and learning in the 21st century. You may be interested in our technology programs, recognized internationally for focusing on how students learn in our world today.  Perhaps you will be intrigued by our world language offerings and international connections through exchange programs.  Maybe you will find your calling in the Arts, where visual, theatrical, and musical arts are embraced and taught with vigor.  You may join the nationally competitive Mock Trial team, the Robotics team, or engage in one of many community service based activity groups.  Or perhaps you will be the captain of a State Championship Rams athletic team, enjoying the incredible facilities available to you on our 100 acre campus.
Whatever your particular area of interest, rest assured you will find your niche at MICDS.  Come find out!
Best Regards,
The Admission Team

Welcome to MICDS
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MICDS Mission Statement
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Lower School at MICDS
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Middle School at MICDS
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Upper School at MICDS
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Meet Our Team
Peggy Laramie
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
I am so glad you found your way to our Admission website!  As a long-time faculty member and administrator at MICDS, each year I have witnessed new exciting changes along with maintaining the strong academic foundation MICDS has offered its students for over 150 years.  Explore our website and delve into its layers to discover just a beginning understanding of the extraordinary 21st century educational opportunities available to our students each day.  As the parent of two MICDS alumni, I can state wholeheartedly that the School has proven to be a great fit for me and my family over the years.  I hope you will look at the fit of MICDS for your family as well!

Anne Brown
Middle School Admission Coordinator
"I'm happy to be working in Middle School admissions at MICDS. Middle School is such a fun, exciting, and tumultuous time of life and it feels like home to me. Middle School is a time to stretch by trying out new activities and friendships. That's why I love our Middle School - the opportunities and the people here make this a very special place to begin to spread your wings. I look forward to the chance to meet you, to talk about your passions and interests - who knows, we may share a love for reading, gardening, chocolate, laughing, the arts, bugs, traveling, or looking for the wonder in the world around us."

Elizabeth Pinkerton
Lower School Admission Coordinator
"I am privileged to be working in Lower School admissions.  I have been a part of the MICDS community for several years, first as a Senior Kindergarten teacher.  As the Lower School Admission Coordinator (Grades JK-4) I have the wonderful opportunity to teach others about the tremendous faculty, students and families in the Lower School.  A child's experience growing up and learning in the Lower School community is truly a gift.  They experience social-emotional and academic growth in an environment that is both nurturing and challenging.  The caring and dedicated faculty knows each child, encourages them and moves them forward in a developmentally appropriate way.  I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing the School with you."

Eric Brunt
Upper & Middle School Admission Coordinator
“As a proud alum of MICDS I can think of no better way to serve my community than to share the experiences and opportunities provided to me by MICDS with families looking for excellence in secondary education.  The breadth of activities, academic exposure and relationships I experienced at MICDS more than prepared me for success at Vanderbilt University and on into my early business career.  Now with even more academic and technological options tailored to 21st Century learning, my only wish is that I could come back and be a student all over again!  I can’t wait to meet your family, share my experiences, and find out all of the different ways in which you will follow your passions to contribute to our diverse community.”