Courses to inspire lifelong learning.


Bottling knowledge from hands-on experiments, students examine discoveries in physics, bio-chemistry, environmental science, and more.

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History & Social Sciences

Learning from the past, students explore post-1900 world history, U.S. history, local topics, and more to become engaged global citizens.

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With carefully calculated classes in algebra, statistics, calculus, and integrated mathematics, students add knowledge they can count on.

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Students page through American and global literature, literary analysis and creative writing to develop lettered literary skills.

World Languages

Students expand their horizons with language courses to learn Spanish, French, Latin, and/or Mandarin Chinese.


Every student is required to take fine and performing arts. Classes include ceramics, painting, chamber choir, photography, architecture, acting, digital design, and instrumental music.


As part of our Mission, ninth-11th grade students participate in two seasons of athletic activity per year. Twelfth grade students participate in one season of athletic activity.

Unique Electives

From entrepreneurship, public speaking, and finance to neuroscience and psychology, a plethora of fascinating subjects are weaved throughout the curriculum.

Winter Term

Between the fall and spring semesters, all MICDS students embrace a unique experiential learning opportunity dubbed “Winter Term.” Launched in 2024, for two weeks, our 9th-11th graders venture outside of the traditional school day in order to dive into immersive, specialized courses and seniors participate in internships, job shadowing, community service, or travel learning programs.

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Since starting MICDS Upper School, “I’ve changed in so many ways, both socially and academically. I feel like I’ve grown as a person, and it shows in my schoolwork. Everything from the way I introduce myself to how I write essays has been strengthened during my time here."

Amelia Markwell ’22
MICDS Alumna

Navigating the College Admission Process

College Counseling

Starting in 9th grade, students work one-on-one with a counselor to make informed decisions, curate courses, and plan their path to the college or university that will be the best fit.