Reopening Updates

Reopening FAQs & Admissions Info

REOPENING FAQs: We are welcoming MICDS students back to school with distance learning both on campus and from home when the 2020-21 academic year commences, absent any change in government requirements. Please find helpful Health & Safety, School Preparation, and Ram Relief Fund FAQs here: https://www.micds.org/reopening/. ADMISSIONS: MICDS is no longer accepting new applications for the 2020-2021 school year which begins on August 18, 2020. After that time, we will welcome new applications to all grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year.

Admission

MICDS is no longer accepting new applications for the 2020-2021 school year which begins on August 18, 2020. After that time, we will welcome new applications to all grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check back for updates.

Our School cherishes academic rigor, encourages and praises meaningful individual achievement and fosters virtue. Our independent education prepares young people for higher learning and for lives of purpose and service.

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Lower School

GRADES: JK-4

Lower School Admission Process

  • Application Deadline:

    We will welcome new applications to all grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year starting August 19, 2020.

  • Tuition:

    2020-21: $21,800 - $2,000 relief = $19,800

  • Avg. Need-based Award

    $11,840

Lower School Admission Process

Middle School

GRADES: 5-8

Middle School Admission

  • Application Deadline:

    We will welcome new applications to all grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year starting August 19, 2020.

  • Tuition:

    Grades 5 & 6
    2020-21: $25,900 - $2,000 Relief = $23,900

    Grades 7 & 8
    2020-21: $29,900 - $2,000 Relief = $27,900

  • Avg. Need-based Award:

    Grades 5 & 6: $13,730
    Grades 7 & 8: $19,010

Middle School Admission Process

Upper School

GRADES: 9-12

Upper School Admission

  • Application Deadline:

    We will welcome new applications to all grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year starting August 19, 2020.

  • Tuition:

    2020-21: $29,900 - $2,000 Relief = $27,900

  • Avg. Need-based Award:

    $19,010

Upper School Admission Process

Distance Learning

We are #RamsTogether

This past spring, our 100-acre campus grew to our students' kitchen tables, bedrooms, and backyards. Thanks to our creative teachers, motivated students, and agile technology, we deliver same intentional curriculum with the same high standards, whether on campus or at home.

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From creating bioethical podcasts and DIY Rube Goldberg projects to science labs over Zoom and field days at home, we're declaring distance learning at MICDS a virtual success!

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What the community is saying about Distance Learning at MICDS

"Without MICDS to keep our daughter involved in school and in a great mindset, this experience could have been entirely different. She's using her brain, focusing on getting some physical activity, trying to be helpful around the house, and staying positive."

MICDS Parent & Alumna

"Although the transition to distance learning was certainly a challenge, I really appreciated the continued effort by all our teachers and staff to come up with creative ways to continue our courses. My teachers made it a priority to keep us engaged and active. Distance learning was a big opportunity for growth for me as it required me to take on much more responsibility in discovering how I learn best and actively implementing those strategies. Throughout this time, I still felt like we maintained a sense of community; our advisory joked around just like we do in person, we virtually continued our Tai chi routines in Mandarin class, and we even had a guest speaker in my History of Environmental Conflict class."

Ava Mandoli ’21
Ava Mandoli ’21

"I believe MICDS made the best of a very difficult situation. MICDS was constantly listening to feedback and made every effort to adapt and improve as we all adjusted to the challenges of COVID19. My neighborhood represents many different schools ranging from public and private to Catholic. I felt MICDS stood out as the leader in adapting and adjusting to virtual learning. The dedication of the teachers and community of MICDS during this time was incredible. I know the highlight of my son’s day was zooming with his friends and teachers! Thank you for adapting, listening, and managing through a very difficult situation."

Jennifer Charles
Jennifer Charles, Parent of Walker '28 and Sumner '26

"Our family is overwhelmingly impressed with how the school and its leadership reacted to this unprecedented situation. After talking with friends here and around the country, we haven't heard of other schools doing it better."

Recipient of the Ram Relief Fund Support
MICDS Parent

"In distance learning, we had the strength of our technology program in place so students were very comfortable with the many platforms we use, and it was a really easy transition for them to be able to access those from home."

Jennifer Schuckman
Head of Middle School

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