Admission Process

Discover the potential of an MICDS education.

Submit Application

Submit the online application.

For consideration in the first round of decisions for the 2020-21 school year, complete applications for 9th grade are due by December 13, 2019, and complete applications for 10th-12th grades are due by January 14, 2020.

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 9th grade, admission decisions will be mailed on February 7, 2020, and family enrollment decisions are due February 21, 2020. For 10th-12th grade, admission decisions will be mailed March 13, 2020, and family enrollment decisions are due by Friday, April 3, 2020.

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 from a current teacher, using the form on the Standard Application Online (SAO) application site
  • SSAT test results, which are sent to us electronically.
  • Family interview
  • International applicants should include a graded writing sample from this academic year and a recent TOEFL score, which should be sent to MICDS from ETS. Our TOEFL school code is B730.

Return to Admission Portal.

Start Upper School Application

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 five days prior to the time of the interview.

Schedule Interview

Schedule Testing

Complete admission testing.

Register with SSAT directly using the MICDS school code 4906. We recommend registering for the SSAT at least three weeks in advance to avoid late registration fees. For consideration in the first round of Admission, please take the test by January 4, 2020.

Testing Dates:

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020

* If testing dates for the first round of admission have passed, please call the Admission Office at 314-995-7367 to discuss testing options.

Schedule Testing

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 Tuition and Affordability Web Page or read our Affording MICDS Brochure for more information on how to apply.

Tuition assistance application deadlines:

  • December 2, 2019 – This is the filing deadline for all current students, with 2018 taxes and W-2s.
  • December 16, 2019 – This is the filing deadline for 9th grade applicants.
  • February 3, 2020 – This is 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.

Apply for Tuition Assistance

Contact the Admissions Office

Call us at 314-995-7367

Email admission@micds.org