Core Subjects and Curriculum

A syllabus of unlimited potential.

Language Arts/English

Evidence-based creative writing, paired with explorations in literature, poetry, vocabulary, and grammar, are communicated through writing, oral presentations and discussion groups.

Social Studies/History

Students discuss their place in the world around them through the study of world civilizations, empires, American history and American government and law.


Analysis and experimentation with various topics in the traditional scientific method and beyond, including robotics, computer programming, genetics and engineering design.


Students take a deep dive into an integrated math program that emphasizes problem-solving through number theory, algebra, geometry and more, stressing real-world connections through math and promoting conceptual understanding.

"I feel like everyone at the school cares for each other and wants to make sure you’re your best self. That’ they teach and how the kids are at MICDS."

Brandon ’22
Middle School Student

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

World Languages

Students in grades 5 and 6 continue or begin Spanish lessons, while students in grades 7 and 8 expand their options with the addition of Mandarin Chinese, French and Latin.

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

Fine and Performing Arts

Instrumental music, vocal music, drama and visual arts take students to the next level of practice, performance and expression.

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

Physical Education

In addition to traditional sports, units include athletic development, circuit training, nutrition, strength and energy systems training, swimming, yoga and more.

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

Special Programs and Experiences

Middle School is filled with unique experiences that range from the Hidden Valley Ski Trip, Adventure Night, World Religion Field Trip and Mini-Camp On Campus to Spring Dance, Repertory Theatre, Community Service and much more.

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

After-School Activities

Once class is out for the day, a variety of clubs are available to grades 5-8, including Chess Club, Girls on the Run, Knitting and Crochet Club, and Student Council. Students in grades 7 and 8 can participate in after school athletics.