Stretch Your Limits

The Eliot Summer Academy is a summer academic program for middle and high school students offered on the campus of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS). The program is named in honor of the school’s founder, William Greenleaf Eliot, a visionary thinker who sought to provide opportunities for young people to enrich themselves and excel academically. The Summer Academy aims to do the same, challenging and invigorating students with a variety of courses of study during the summer months.

The Eliot Summer Academy consists of classes designed to be review, enrichment, or replacement oriented. Review courses are intended not only to help students transition between coursework levels, but perhaps also make up a course or catch up and redo work. Enrichment courses offer something new and may help students prepare for the next school year. Replacement courses are offered for MICDS credit and may help students open up their schedule for other options or electives during the academic year.



Tuition for Eliot Summer Academy is listed with each course. Some courses may have additional fees to cover books, materials or field trips. Limited financial aid is available to MICDS families. Please contact Kathy Fagin in the MICDS Business Office at or 314-995-7406 for more information.

Payment is required at the time of registration. Early registration is encouraged, as class sizes will be kept small (10 to 20 students). A minimum enrollment of 10 students will be required for most courses. In the event a course is canceled, you will be contacted and registration fees will be refunded.

Before May 2, all fees less 15% office fee.  
Before May 30, all fees less 30% office fee.  
After May 30, no refunds.


Having trouble working around other MICDS opportunities?  Contact the Eliot Office, and we will work with you to schedule with other MICDS programs.  Prorated fees for other MICDS programs, excluding ESA, are available.

For more information, or questions, please call 314-995-7329