Reopening Updates

Reopening FAQs & Admissions Info

REOPENING FAQs: We welcomed MICDS students back to school on August 18 with distance learning both on campus and from home. Please visit https://www.micds.org/reopening/ to find helpful Health & Safety, School Preparation, and Ram Relief Fund FAQs. ADMISSIONS: MICDS is no longer accepting new applications for the 2020-2021 school year. We are now accepting new applications to all grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year: https://www.micds.org/admission/.

Explore endless possibilities.

These events are designed to give you and your family a taste of what life is like at our School. From Lower School and Middle School to Upper School and beyond, we cannot wait to get to know you! Sign up for our upcoming events to explore the possibilities of an MICDS education.

Virtual Open House – Register Here

Saturday, October 17, 9:30-11:00 a.m. CDT

Discover what makes MICDS one of the nation’s leading independent schools for students age 4 through grade 12. Families attending our virtual Open House will have the opportunity to get to know our inclusive school community. This event will include presentations from school leaders and community members along with options for virtual campus tours. Specific Zoom Details will be shared with registrants prior to the event. We look forward to seeing you at Open House 2020!

Thank you to all who attended Open House 2019. In case you missed it, check out the recap of our Fall Open House here.

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Virtual Curriculum Night – Register Here

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:30 – 8 p.m. CST

Prospective families are invited to learn about our school curriculum from junior kindergarten to 12th grade. School leaders, faculty, and students will discuss our innovative curriculum as well as the breadth and depth of our academic offerings. Specific Zoom details will be shared with registrants prior to the event. This is a night your family won’t want to miss!
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«From the Hearth» Series – View All Events

Join us «From the Hearth Room» in the Upper School, a favorite gathering place for our seniors, for in-depth talks on specific programs at MICDS.

From the Hearth – College Counseling

Thursday, October 22, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CDT
Matt Essman, Director of College Counseling, will walk through MICDS’ unique four year college counseling process and the impressive outcomes of our graduates. Time will be provided to ask questions about our program.
Register Here

From the Hearth – MICDS Parents Association

Monday, October 26, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CDT
Learn more from MICDS Parents Association President Stephanie Kolman about being a part of our community and how parents get involved. Time will be provided to ask questions about our program.
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From the Hearth – Affording MICDS: Need-Based Tuition Assistance

Wednesday, October 28, 5:30-6:00 p.m. CDT
Kathy Fagin, Director of Financial Aid, will answer common questions and share more information about our tuition assistance program and the affordability of an MICDS education.
Register Here

From the Hearth – Technology for Learning

Tuesday, November 10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Join our three divisional Coordinators of Instructional Technology — Greg Stevens, Pat Woessner, and Christian Borja — as they discuss our philosophy behind technology as a learning tool and our approach to guiding students to be engaged and responsible digital citizens. Time will be available to ask questions about our JK-12 technology program.
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From the Hearth – Academic, Social, & Emotional Student Support

Monday, November 16, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Vicki Thurman, Director of Student Support Services, Ashley O’Toole, Lower School Counselor and Learning Specialist, Taquera Walker, Middle School Counselor, and Sam Cummins, Upper School Learning Specialist, will discuss the MICDS philosophy of educating the whole child through our approach to supporting students’ academic, social, and emotional learning. Time will be available to ask questions about our JK-12 program.
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From the Hearth – Affording MICDS: Need-Based Tuition Assistance

Wednesday, December 2, 8:00-8:30 a.m. CST
Kathy Fagin, Director of Financial Aid, will answer common questions and share more information about our tuition assistance program and the affordability of an MICDS education.
Register Here

From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: English and History

Monday, December 7, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Our JK-12 Department Chairs for English and History & Social Sciences will discuss the broad opportunities, alignment, and scaffolding of the MICDS English and history curricula, as well as our pedagogical approaches to facilitating student learning. Time will be available to ask questions about our JK-12 program.
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From the Hearth – Affording MICDS: Need-Based Tuition Assistance

Wednesday, January 6, 12:00-12:30 p.m. CST
Kathy Fagin, Director of Financial Aid, will answer common questions and share more information about our tuition assistance program and the affordability of an MICDS education.
Register Here

From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: Physical Education

Tuesday, January 19, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Director of Fitness & Athletic Development and JK-8 Physical Education Department Chair Eric Lay will lead this program about physical fitness and how our «Healthy Body, Healthy Mind» philosophy serves the health and wellbeing of ALL of our students at MICDS. Time will be provided for asking questions.
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From the Hearth – College Counseling

Tuesday, January 26, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Matt Essman, Director of College Counseling, will walk through MICDS’ unique four year college counseling process and the impressive outcomes of our graduates. Time will be provided to ask questions about our program.
Register Here

From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: Fine & Performing Arts

Thursday, January 28, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Brad Heinemann, Upper School Fine & Performing Arts Department Chair and Fine Arts Teacher, and JoAnne Vogel, Middle School Fine Arts Department Chair and Visual Arts Teacher, discuss our pedagogical approaches and opportunities in the arts from JK-12th grade. Time will be provided for asking questions.
Register Here

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