A Day as a Ram
MICDS in 24 Hours
What goes on in a day at MICDS? Scroll through this page to visually walk the halls, fields, and inspiring learning spaces on campus to catch a glimpse of what happens at our School in 24 hours!Scroll
The fog rolls across the tennis courts early in the morning.Scroll
A campus security guard finishes up a round of patrolling campus in the wee hours of the morning.Scroll
Our Food Service employees from FLIK are some of the first to arrive bright and early to prepare meals for all students, faculty, and staff to enjoy. Here, Kenyatta puts a dash of powdered sugar onto some delicious donuts.Scroll
The calm of our 100-acre campus before the school day begins...Scroll
Lower Schoolers play on the Beasley Playground after getting dropped off for a fun school day.Scroll
Middle Schoolers arrive for the day eager to connect with friends and learn in Danforth Hall.Scroll
Upper Schoolers arrive on campus, chatting with friends before heading to class.Scroll
Sun shines through the trees by the Lower School Office as classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.Scroll
Third graders splash in the Steward Family Aquatic Center's William R. Orthwein Pool for their Swim Week unit in P.E.Scroll
Upper School mentors discuss the topics of self-esteem and self-confidence with seventh graders as part of the Peer-to-Peer program.Scroll
Assembly in Beasley! Fourth graders gather for an assembly where they meet a visiting author of a children's book they've recently read.Scroll
Spirited band students practice for an upcoming performance in the McDonnell Athletic Center.Scroll
An Upper School physics student experiments with magnet technology while building a magnetic levitation train with the help of JK-12 Science Department Chair Paul Zahller.Scroll
Sixth graders put the finishing touches on their scaled-down replicas of sculptures they're studying from the Laumeier Sculpture Park.Scroll
Second graders watch as Lower School Science Teacher Laura Pupillo releases a monarch by their Monarch Waystation.Scroll
Fifth graders design their own lofts in the Middle School Makerspace as part of their math class.Scroll
An Upper Schooler passes through the STEM building on his way to his next class.Scroll
Beasley students roll around the Lower & Middle School Gymnasium as part of the annual Lower School Skate Week.Scroll
Sixth graders search for macroinvertebrates in the campus creek by the Head of School's home.Scroll
Middle Schoolers work out a math problem on the white board together.Scroll
Look at these future authors! First graders practice their writing skills in their homeroom class.Scroll
Head of School Jay Rainey has lunch with students in the dining hall.Scroll
Middle Schoolers play a friendly game of football at recess after lunch.Scroll
The Beasley playground is full of laughter and activity as two students dig in the sand.Scroll
Third graders teach Junior Kindergarteners how to make friendship chains as part of passing on the Kindness Wave.Scroll
A sophomore puts his fire extinguisher to the test after fabricating it in the Upper School Makerspace.Scroll
Beasley students admire their colorful fingers during a finger painting session in art class.Scroll
The Problem Solving in Chemistry class makes homemade meringue cookies while studying the chemical structures and reactions of certain ingredients with Upper School Science Teacher Dr. Meg Yoshioka-Tarver.Scroll
A first grader blows her class away with her bubbly Me, I Am presentation.Scroll
The Lower School sundial displays the time as 2:00 p.m. during a moment of stillness before another Ram walks by.Scroll
Middle Schoolers program and test their TI-Innovator rovers.Scroll
In third-grade science, students examine 3D-printed dragonflies they created as they learn about Missouri ecosystems.Scroll
As part of their History of St. Louis course, the entire junior class listens to a panel on politics moderated by JK-12 History & Social Sciences Department Chair Carla Federman.Scroll
Let's give a "hand" to the Middle Schoolers creating hydraulic arms in science class with Middle School Science Teacher Nolan Clarke.Scroll
A Beasley artist peers through a piece of her own sculpture inspired by the glass-blowing artist Dale Chihuly.Scroll
Eighth graders take a break to burn off some energy at the surprise Bounce House on the front campus lawn!Scroll
Seventh graders work on their English essays with Middle School English Teacher Andy Kay.Scroll
An Upper School student celebrates a victory during an Advisory game just as the school day comes to a close.Scroll
Students warm up and practice a routine in the Middle School Dance Club.Scroll
Head Field Hockey Coach Lynn Mittler calls out feedback to her Upper School Varsity Field Hockey players.Scroll
The community comes together for the MICDS Girls on the Run 5k practice run around Olson Hall.Scroll
Nelson, the Head of School's dog, pauses during an afternoon walk on campus, catching all of the action before the teachers, staff, and students head home.Scroll
Soccer practice is going strong on O'Hara Field.Scroll
Upper School swimmers compete in the 100-yard butterfly heat during a Boys Swimming & Diving meet.Scroll
Lower Schoolers learn to perform a nose to tail exam as part of the after-school enrichment class Little Veterinarian School.Scroll
Seventh and eighth grade cross country runners cool down after running several miles at practice.Scroll
A member of the grounds crew cuts the grass on Taylor Field in preparation for practices and games later in the week.Scroll
Charger the Ram cheers on students before a game.Scroll
Director of Campus Safety & Security Tim White removes cones from the parking lot after an event.Scroll
The clouds are full of color as the sun dips below the horizon.Scroll
Dusk settles in to the courtyard by the STEM building.Scroll
Members of Seldom Scene build part of the set for "Eurydice" in the backstage theater shop.Scroll
In Orthwein Theatre, Upper School thespians finish a dress rehearsal of "Eurydice," a play by Sarah Ruhl.Scroll
Members from one of the Upper School Robotics Teams perfects their robot for an upcoming competition.Scroll
Housekeeping staff members start the second half of their shift, making classroom spaces clean and beautiful from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.Scroll
All is calm at the end of the day as a quiet campus looks forward to the next busy day ahead!
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