Admissions Info, Distance Learning & Coronavirus Response
ADMISSIONS TOURS: With new procedures in place, we are open for tours: https://www.micds.org/tours. APPLICATIONS: We are still accepting applications for all grades for the 2020-2021 school year: https://www.micds.org/apply. DISTANCE LEARNING & CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Find out more about distance learning at MICDS and how we've responded to the coronavirus pandemic here: https://www.micds.org/ramstogether.
Submit the online application.
We are still accepting applications to all grade levels although the deadline for consideration in the first round of decisions for the 2020-21 school year has passed. Please contact Peggy Laramie at email@example.com or 314-995-7368 to discuss next steps for your child’s application at this time. The main steps of the Admission Process are outlined below.
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.
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 (parent perspective) sections and application fee
- Official transcript and school records, including any standardized testing results, from applicant’s current school
- Teacher recommendation, using the form on the Standard Application Online (SAO) application site
- SSAT test results, which are sent to us electronically
- Family interview
Return to Admission Portal
Interview with a member of our Faculty/Admission team.
Please contact Peggy Laramie at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the steps for your child’s application at this time.
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 five days prior to the time of the interview.
To schedule your interview, please contact the Admission Office at 314-995-7367.
Apply for Tuition Assistance
Applying for tuition assistance is optional.
If you choose to apply for 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 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 for more information on how to apply.
Tuition assistance application deadlines:
- December 2, 2019 – This was the filing deadline for all current students, with 2018 taxes and W-2s.
- February 3, 2020 – This was the deadline for new applications for all other grade levels.
Note: If the application deadlines have passed, you may still apply for assistance but funds may no longer be available.
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 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.