At MICDS, our academic program's excellence is proven by the performance of our students! At each grade level, students are challenged and encouraged to realize their full potential and emerge with the habits, skills and confidence necessary to succeed at the next level.
Advanced Placement® Program
MICDS is one of the most active participants in the Advanced Placement® program in the Midwest Region of The College Board. Each year more than 230 10th – 12th grade students take approximately 500 AP® examinations in up to 23 separate subjects. Nearly 90% have received qualifying grades for the past three years.
Every year our graduates attend the most respected schools in the country -- institutions such as MIT, Northwestern, Princeton, Washington University in St. Louis and Yale. Most importantly, we work with each graduate to find the university that is best-suited for them as an individual and will allow them to stretch and grow even further.
MICDS is an active participant in the annual STARS (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists) Program sponsored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 2016, MICDS boasted the highest number of students (18) selected for this prestigious apprenticeship which pairs academically talented students with top research mentors from local institutions including Washington University, Saint Louis University and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
World Language Scholars
Upper and Middle School students consistently earn outstanding scores on national exams in Latin, French, Spanish and German. These exams measure both reading comprehension and speaking skills.