Tuition and Affordability

At MICDS, we strive to live into our bold Mission as we cultivate students who are equipped with academic, social, and emotional intelligence. We prepare students with the knowledge, skills, desire, and confidence needed to be successful and make a difference in an ever-growing, ever-changing world. Students are supported by faculty, coaches, administrators, and peers as they discover and further their passions in and out of the classroom.

26% of MICDS students were collectively granted over $6.29 million in tuition assistance for the 2023-24 academic year.

A worthy and affordable investment.


Collectively, the Class of 2023 is attending 90 college and universities in 28 different states along with Washington D.C., Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Fifteen graduates will be playing intercollegiate athletics.

Community of Kindness

The Middle School Honor Code is just one of the many ways that students are challenged to become their very best selves.

JK-12 Opportunities

With heart and passion, along with robust resources and intentional programming, students collaborate from Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Exceptional Education

Unique learning opportunities abound for all MICDS students.

tuition and tuition assistance

Tuition and Average Tuition Assistance Grants:

2023-24 Tuition Average Need-Based Tuition Assistance for 2023-24
Lower School (Grades JK-4) $24,250 $14,100
Middle School (Grades 5 & 6) $28,750 $17,000
Middle & Upper School (Grades 7-12) $33,250 $21,600

Tuition Assistance

Need-based tuition assistance.

MICDS’ tuition assistance program is a need-based program. Need is defined as the difference between educational expenses and the family’s ability to pay those expenses. Family situations vary widely and in addition to income, many factors such as household size, parent age, number of children in tuition paying schools, business, and personal assets, and debt are considered when determining a family’s need for assistance. Generally speaking, a family of four earning $175,000 and two students in tuition charging schools is likely to qualify for tuition assistance.

How to Apply

Learn about the tuition assistance application process.

The MICDS Tuitions Assistance program is designed to make an MICDS education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Admission decisions are made solely on a student’s merits, irrespective of the family’s ability to pay. Therefore, applying for tuition assistance requires a separate application from the admissions application.

MICDS is proud to use Clarity to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application, which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

  • To get started with your tuition assistance application, please go to Clarity and create an account.
  • The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete and is mobile-friendly, so you can complete it from anywhere. You are able to save your progress and return at any time.
  • At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.
  • The deadline for completing the tuition assistance application, including relevant supplemental documents, is November 20, 2023, for current families, and December 8, 2023 – January 31, 2024, for new families, depending on the grade level, which is detailed below.
  • Join events to more deeply understand the tuition assistance process.
  • If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is a Clarity FAQ guide, in-app support available, email and phone support at or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish, or you are welcome to contact Ciera Field, MICDS Associate Director of Admission – Tuition Assistance at

Helpful links and documents.

Application Deadlines

Important dates for tuition assistance applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Application Opening Date and Deadlines for First Round Consideration:

Application Process Opens September 25, 2023
Currently Enrolled Students November 20, 2023
New 9th Grade Applicants December 8, 2023
Family Early Action Option (JK) Applicants December 15, 2023
New Applicants for All Other Grade Levels January 31, 2024

All other tuition assistance applications are due at the same time as the admission application.

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