Submit the online application.
Read below for information on the admission process for 2022-2023.
The Lower School application is completed through the MICDS Admission Portal. The regular application deadline is January 28, 2022, for consideration in the first round of decisions for the 2022-2023 school year. For siblings of current students, as well as children of alumni, faculty, and staff, the Junior Kindergarten Family Early Action Option (JK FEAO) application deadline is November 23, 2021.
Regular admission decisions will be shared on March 11, 2022, and JK FEAO admission decisions will be shared on January 26, 2022. First-round family enrollment decisions for the 2022-2023 school year are due by April 1, 2022. After the first round deadlines, MICDS practices rolling admissions based on availability by grade level.
MICDS uses the date of August 1 as the cut-off date for entry into Junior or Senior Kindergarten. Your child must turn 4 years old before August 1 to enter Junior Kindergarten or 5 years old before August 1 to enter Senior Kindergarten.
Please note: The Lower School application fee is $90.
Return to Admission Portal
Schedule screening or testing and a parent interview.
After submitting your child’s application, you will schedule the following appointments:
Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten:
- Parent Interview and Admission Screening (A School Observation may be arranged by MICDS.)
- Parent Interview and Admission Screening
2nd – 4th Grades:
- Parent Interview and Admission Testing
We recommend scheduling early to reserve times that are convenient for your family. Please complete the checklist items in the online application to schedule your appointments.
While we are currently offering in-person admission events, these plans are subject to change pending the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For questions about scheduling appointments, or for any assistance with the Lower School admission process, please contact Kimberly Saur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-995-7422.
Schedule Appointments via Phone
Apply for Tuition Assistance
Applying for tuition assistance is optional. This is a separate application and is submitted at the same time as the admissions application.
If you choose to apply for need-based tuition assistance, see the following steps and deadlines:
MICDS requires each family applying for tuition assistance to place a confidential online application through School and Students Services (SSS) by completing the Parent Financial Statement and submitting supporting 2019 and 2020 tax documentation. It is extremely important to submit the tuition assistance application on time, as there are budgetary limits to the available funds. Do not wait until a child is accepted to apply for aid. Please visit our Affording MICDS web page or read our Affording MICDS Brochure for more information on how to apply.
First Round tuition assistance application deadlines:
- December 3, 2021 – The filing deadline for all currently enrolled students.
- December 10, 2021 – The filing deadline for new 9th grade applicants.
- December 17, 2021 – The filing deadline for Junior Kindergarten Family Early Action Option (JK FEAO) applicants.
- January 31, 2022 – The filing deadline for new applications for all other grade levels.
Adhering to the submission deadlines is essential for first-round admission consideration. Beyond first-round admission decisions, the tuition assistance application is due with the submission of the admissions application. Application for tuition assistance will be accepted beyond the deadline however, the availability of tuition assistance may be limited.
Decisions and notification:
Applying for tuition assistance does not affect the admission decision. The admission decision is a separate process from the tuition assistance determination and is led by a separate committee. The Committee on Tuition Assistance deliberations are confidential and address only factors affecting the assessment of financial need. Prospective families can expect a tuition assistance decision at the same time as their admission decision.