#WeAreMICDS

Opportunities For Everyone

At MICDS, we strive to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, desire and confidence needed to be successful and make a difference in an ever-growing, ever-changing world. Our inclusive community allows students to deepen their sense of self, connect with a variety of people and strengthen their perspective on community through affinity groups, student activities, international education, cultural exchanges, service learning and enrichment programming. Together, our students establish the foundation to embrace one another and pursue lives of purpose and service.

Celebrate Diversity With Us

We are committed to welcoming, educating and affirming a diverse community at MICDS that believes cultural competency—empathy, compassion and the ability to collaborate cross-culturally—is foundational for thriving in the world and for a thriving world. In and out of the classroom, students consider different perspectives and circumstances, explore cultures, learn about historical and social barriers to inclusion and encounter positive voices of change. Faculty and staff also participate in ongoing equity and inclusion education.

Quick Stats

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International Expo

More than 40 nationalities are featured at our biennial International Expo while 50-75 students participate in international travel programs each year.

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Diversity Leadership Conferences

In Middle and Upper School, these student-led interactive conferences provide leadership and performance opportunities while including students from other area schools.

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Pathfinder Summer Institute

A week-long summer program for African American students in Middle and Upper School.

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Community Conversations

Parent-led evening events featuring speakers on topics like cultural competency, community and more.

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Family History Project and Museum

A 3rd grade unit where students learn about each other’s backgrounds.

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World Religions Study

This Middle School history unit culminates in a tour of local places of worship.

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Upper School International Council

This student-led group celebrates our many cultures and offers support to international students.

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Bond Lecture Series

Prominent African American speakers present at special assemblies in Upper School.

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Passport Series

Global-themed educational and social opportunities for parents.

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Global Action Project

A yearlong senior elective in Upper School English that uses non-fiction from diverse authors to explore global issues, engage in design thinking and create social enterprises to address world problems.

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Cultural Competency Committee

A professional development and curriculum planning effort for Lower School faculty.

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African American Mentor Program

This is a mentor and support system for Middle and Upper School students.

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iDENTITY

Our Upper School student group that focuses on identity issues and development.

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Upper School Affinity Groups

Some affinity groups include our Asian Culture Club, Black Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gay-Straight Alliance, Jewish Student Union and Muslim Student Association.

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Sister-School Exchanges with China, Argentina, France and Spain

We offer family home stays for cultural and language immersion experiences, both as hosts and guests.

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Course-Related Cultural Travel Opportunities

Join us on the Costa Rica STEM and language/cultural immersion co-curricular trip, Shakespeare’s England for theater students or Italy for Latin students.

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Service Learning Opportunities

Help schools in South Africa; serve in medical clinics, orphanages and nursing homes in Peru; and build houses with Habitat for Humanity in Baytown, Texas.

"More than ever, our nation needs responsible men and women who can meet the challenges of this world with confidence and embrace all its people with compassion."

Mission Excerpt