Admission Process

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Submit Application

Submit the online application.

For consideration in the first round of decisions for the 2020-21 school year, complete applications are due by January 12, 2021. 

To get started, visit the MICDS Admission Portal. From there, you’ll be able to complete the Standard Application Online (SAO), schedule appointments, and track the progress of your application. For step-by-step instructions, here is our SAO ‘how to’ guide to walk you through the application site. Admission decisions will be shared on March 12, 2021. Family enrollment decisions are due by April 2, 2021.

Please note: The fee for domestic student applications is $40, and the fee for international student applications is $150.

A complete application includes:

  • Online application including parent, student, supplemental sections and application fee
  • Official transcript and school records, including any standardized testing results, from applicant’s current school
  • Teacher recommendation from a current teacher, using the form on the Standard Application Online (SAO) application
  • Results of the SSAT, taken using the “SSAT At Home” Format
  • Family interview
  • International applicants should include a graded writing sample from this academic year and a recent TOEFL Junior Test score, which should be sent to MICDS from ETS. Our TOEFL Junior Test school code is B730.
Start Middle School Application
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Schedule Interview

Interview with a member of our Faculty/Admission team.

We look forward to having a conversation with each applicant and parent(s) to get to know you better and to help you understand more about MICDS. We must have your application (parent, student, and supplement) submitted at least three days prior to your interview.

Interviews will begin in mid-November in a virtual format. You may schedule your interview using our online scheduler at the button below.

Schedule Interview

Schedule Testing

Complete admission testing.

All applicants to grades 5-8 are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). This year, applicants to grades 6-8 will utilize the “SSAT At Home” Format. Applicants to grade 5 will have an in-person Elementary Level SSAT at MICDS on January 23, 2021 or February 6, 2021.

For consideration in the first round of Admission, applicants to 6th-8th grades should take the SSAT At Home by February 7, 2021, and applicants in 5th grade should take the Elementary Level SSAT by February 6, 2021.

Schedule Testing

Apply for Tuition Assistance

Applying for tuition assistance is optional.

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 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 Tuition and Affordability webpage or read our Affording MICDS Brochure (forthcoming) for more information on how to apply.

First Round tuition assistance application deadlines:

  • December 4, 2020 – The filing deadline for all current students.
  • December 11, 2020 – The filing deadline for new 9th grade applicants.
  • February 1, 2021 – The filing deadline for new applications for all other grade levels.

Adhering to the submission deadlines is essential for first round admission consideration.  Applications 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 when applications are completed by or before the deadline.

Apply for Tuition Assistance

Contact the Admissions Office

Call us at 314-995-7367

Email admission@micds.org