Career Opportunities

At the heart of every great school lies a great team.

As a Junior Kindergarten-12 coeducational school, we are proud of our more than 150-year history and best-in-class faculty and staff. At MICDS, we strive to be an inclusive community where people think critically, live virtuously and compassionately and act responsibly. To provide exceptional quality in all aspects of our School, we utilize the expertise of an incredible team of more than 350 employees.

Applying to MICDS

All positions at MICDS require a love of children, a respect for fellow mankind and a commitment to working as a team player for the good of the entire school. Apply online for immediate consideration. During the application process, you will be asked to upload the following:

  • A letter of interest
  • Your resume
  • Your educational philosophy
  • Contact information for three professional references

Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation are appreciated but not required with the application.

Open Leadership Position: Head of Lower School

World-Class Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are knowledgeable and passionate about their disciplines and equally passionate about engaging students in important learning both inside and outside the classroom. Our teachers enjoy bright and enthusiastic students, outstanding facilities, a shared commitment to best-practice pedagogy and the application of the most current research in effective teaching and learning—all while collaborating closely across grade levels and disciplines. Nearly half of the School’s current faculty have spent more than a decade teaching here, which says a lot about the way teachers feel about the School.

Quick Facts

Faculty: 154 (54% female, 46% male)
Student-teacher ratio: 8:1
Percentage of faculty holding advanced degrees: 72%
Average tenure teaching at MICDS: 10 years
Average number of years teaching experience: 16 years

A Rich and Diverse School Community

A commitment to diversity and inclusiveness beats at the heart of our school mission. MICDS provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic disposition, gender identity or military status.

MICDS is a 2018 Top Workplace in the Greater St. Louis area, named by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Frequently Asked Questions

"I have worked at MICDS for 20 years...This is my home, my village. I love the people I work with and my students. I wake up every day energized and excited to come to work, and that is a wonderful feeling. "

Charlotte Dougherty
7th Grade Dean/Fine Arts Faculty

Thank you for your interest in MICDS.